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    Chuck Cartmill Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Solar Global Solutions

  • Feb 03, 2015

    SOLAR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (SGS) announces the appointment of Chuck Cartmill as Chief Executive Officer. While SGS was founded by the Cartmill Group in 1988, this announcement marks Chuck's official transition into an active executive role with the company.

    With a focus on the design, production, sale, and installation of environmentally sustainable technologies, the Cartmill Group aims to drive the global adoption of innovative products that are both economical and environmentally friendly.

    Chuck is a lifelong environmental entrepreneur inventor who started his first business in 1973, C.S.A. Enterprises Ltd., a technical sales and marketing company for energy efficient lighting and industrial products. In 2002, he started C-Vision Ltd, an electronics manufacturing company based in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 2007, he founded LED Roadway Lighting Ltd (LRL) and was formerly its CEO and President. Chuck oversaw LRL’s growth from a small 2 person start-up to a leading global manufacturer of LED street lights and control technologies with over 250 employees. Chuck was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (Atlantic Region) in 2006 and in 2010 he was inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine's prestigious Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Chuck currently sits on Minister Fast’s SME advisory board and served as a member of Prime Ministers Harper’s Canada-Brazil CEO forum.

    Chuck stated, “This is an exciting time at Solar Global Solutions. Over the past few years the business has evolved quickly and to date we have supplied over 500 solar systems globally. We plan to build a globally competitive solar industry in Canada focused on export and sustainable job creation. We have developed expertise around solar energy, battery storage technology, system performance and control by the Internet of Things (IoT). We believe this will be a major focus for utilities and their Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) programs for peak load management and Smart City integration. Solar with battery storage is increasingly important as photovoltaics evolve as a major source of grid power globally. At the Cartmill Group we make things that are good for the world.”

    Solar Global Solutions Ltd. (formerly PoleCo Ltd.) is a renewable energy engineering company specializing in the design and supply of high quality solar powered and battery storage systems for residential, utility, and commercial applications. Founded in 1988 in Nova Scotia, Canada, Solar Global Solutions (SGS) continues to have its headquarters and research and development facility in Halifax. Since 2010, SGS has installed over 500 solar systems globally with over 80% going to export markets. SGS has over 25 years’ experience successfully developing projects for residential, utility, commercial, and government clients. For more information, visit www.solarglobalsolutions.com.

  • Industry News

    Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has joined the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA), a global not-for-profit group dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technology. Fulham has been developing standalone intelligent lighting management systems to supplement the company’s comprehensive line of LED lighting products.

    With the water battery, Max Bögl Wind AG has developed a completely new large-scale storage facility, which sets new standards in a technologically innovative way. For the first time, the production of power from renewable energies, such as from a wind or solar farm or from biomass, will be combined with a modern pumped-storage power plant. The water battery can store surplus power from the grid and the energy can bereused as required. It acts as a short-term storage facility and contributes to maintaining stability of the grid, as well as guaranteeing continuous, uninterrupted supply.

  • Keeping Current

    ELEC-TECH SALES LTD. announces the retirement of John Baron after 31 years with the company – the last 20 years as its President.

    John has had a long and illuminating Electrical industry career spanning over 37 years. His journey started after graduating from U. of Manitoba and joining Sylvania Lighting in a Sales and Marketing role in Calgary and Edmonton.

    John's career path opportunities moved him to British Columbia where he soon joined Elec-Tech Sales in 1986. John managed sales and marketing initiatives throughout his outside sales role and territory coverage, eventually becoming President in 1997.

    LAFERT NORTH AMERICA, a Manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, announces the following appointments:

    Mario Hartard has been appointed Account Manager/Business Development. Mario brings 17 years of experience in the Electrical Power industry and has developed expertise across the North American market in the area of Mines & Metals, Public Utilities and Oil & Gas. He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana – Mexico.

    OUELLET CANADA National Sales Manager, Stéphane Larocque, announces the appointment of Vincent Tremblay as Sales Representative for the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

    Vincent, a dynamic, proactive and motivated person with extensive knowledge of the construction market, will start his new role in early September 2017. In the meantime, William Healey, Territory Manager of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, will cover Eric's territory.

    Headquartered in L'Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Canada Inc. develops, manufactures and markets electric heating products throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

    www.ouellet.com

  • Product Showcase

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    AC Opal measures just 7/8” deep by 7 ¼” wide. The low profile is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 1050 lumen (15W) at 90+CRI.  A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images.

    The family of Push-in CAGE CLAMP® PCB Terminal Block complete the roll out of the new additions to WAGO solutions. This new family is composed of three series (2624, 2626, 2636) offering streamlined, compact connections for all wire types. Solid and ferruled wires can be directly pushed in for connection, while tool-actuated termination is available parallel to the conductor entry for stranded wire and for the release of all wire types. These PCB terminal blocks are perfect for panel feed through applications because operation and wire entry are from the same plane.

    Real estate in industrial and factory buildings is nearly always at a premium, so instead of using expensive space unnecessarily, Hammond Manufacturing offers a range of three sizes of fold down shelves. FDS Series shelves can be mounted either to the internal or external surface of the door or to the side of a cabinet. The shelves, rated at 100 lbs capacity, lock solidly up into the horizontal position when required and then fold down out of the way to save floor space when they are not needed.

    A new 200 W LED driver from the ADVANCED range – a high-performance component for high-bay industrial luminaires – has been added to Tridonic’s industrial portfolio. The 0-10 V dimmable driver cannot fail to impress thanks to its unniversal input voltage range, IP 67 protection and high temperature resistance.

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