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    • February 05, 2010

      OPEN ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OATI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Fred Fletcher has joined OATI as the Smart Grid Chief Architect, to assist OATI in the development and delivery of key solutions to the industry. As a market leader, OATI offers Smart Grid software solutions for Demand-Response and Distributed Resource Management, virtual power plants, renewable generation scheduling and operation, meter data, and asset utilization management. Mr.

    • February 04, 2010

      Today, the CANADIAN ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION (CEA) launched its new domain name Designed with the information needs of many audiences and stakeholder groups in mind, the site has portals that will assist customers, the media, policy makers and students and teachers find the information they are looking for with as few clicks as possible.

      "CEA is committed to being the 'go to' site for all things related to electricity in Canada. We function as a central node for members of the electricity industry so it is only fitting that we should take on the role of central node for information about our industry", said Pierre Guimond, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association.

    • February 03, 2010

      RITTAL CORPORATION, a U.S. manufacturer of industrial and IT modular enclosures, cooling and electronic packaging systems and accessories, announces that Ken Fairleigh has joined the company to serve as president.

      Fairleigh has more than 25 years of experience in global sales management, marketing, distribution and operations. Prior to joining Rittal Corporation, he held positions at General Electric, Square D and Fluke, and most recently served as vice president and general manager of Rexnord in the product service group.

    • February 02, 2010

      LEGEND POWER SYSTEMS INC. (TSXV:LPS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jan Carr, former CEO of the Ontario Power Authority, is joining its Board as an independent director.

      "It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Carr, a renowned industry expert, to Legend's Board. His ample, worldwide experience and vision of our industry's future are invaluable assets to assist in Legend's growth," said Legend Chairman and CEO Gerry Gill.


  • Industry News

    Toyota Canada today took an important step towards the future of sustainable mobility in Canada, announcing that the Toyota Mirai – powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain technology – is coming to

    With its sustainable development strategy and diverse natural resources, Canada is today the 4th leading country in the world for clean energy adoption with two thirds of its electricity generated by renewable resources[1]. To help meet Canadian federal regulations requiring a 50% reduction in coal emissions by 2030 and Nova Scotia regulations requiring 40% renewable energy by 2020, Nexans has installed North America’s longest submarine electricity cables as part of the Maritime Link Project conducted by NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML), an indirect subsidiary of Emera Inc.

  • Keeping Current

    BJ TAKE Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson, announces that they have partnered with A.M. Agency in Alberta and Next Inc., headquartered in the maritime provinces, to bring its LED lighting products to the Canadian market.

    Doug explains “the significance of these partnerships is that prospective customers in Alberta and the maritime provinces can enjoy the energy-efficient lighting solutions offered by BJ Take while experiencing some of the best customer service in the industry”. He continued, “Canadian manufactured LED lighting products are important to both our environment and our economy. By buying a Canadian made product you are bolstering our economy while having access to local manufacturing that is both flexible and offers short lead times”.

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    STANDARD PRODUCTS announces the addition of two new Account Managers to its Montreal Sales Team.

    Stella Cammalleri joins STANDARD with more than 12 years experience in customer service, and a year in the lighting industry. "The addition of Stella will be a great addition to the Montreal Sales Team and will help the company maintain a high level of customer satisfaction," said STANDARD.

    STANDARD also welcomes Céleste Tremblay to its Montréal Sales Team. With more than 15 years of experience in customer service, Céleste will be a great help in building and maintaining relationships with existing and future customers.

    BJ TAKE recently announced that Upper Canada Industries will be taking over the Toronto territory. Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson explained “the Toronto market represents a major portion of the Ontario marketplace and as such needed to have local customer service that specializes in distributor and specifier relations”. In addition to Central Ontario, Upper Canada Industries will focus on capturing a larger marketshare of the energy-efficient lighting industry in Toronto.

  • Product Showcase

    Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data and networked communication. For this to happen, IoT-compatible devices equipped with the necessary communication options are required. With its new IoT interface, Rittal is now laying the foundation for the optimal integration of cooling units and chillers in Industry 4.0 applications. This makes continuous communication from the sensor to the cloud possible, as well as connection to superordinate monitoring or energy management systems.

    BlockMaster Electronics, Inc., a leading supplier of terminal blocks for electrical and electronic distribution, announces a new extension to its existing line of High Output Power modular feed-through terminal blocks, designed specifically for DIN Rail or panel mounting. The new 3-pole high-power block is rated at 90 Amps and 600 Volts for electrical applications in power panel distribution.

    Emerson launched an innovative new line of power supply redundancy modules delivering more operational reliability than competitors' modules, and ensuring additional protection against critical power failures in hazardous locations and harsh industrial environments.

    Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its continuum of LED retrofit solutions with its EVERLINE® LED Professional Retrofit Kit (PRK). The pan-style fixture retrofit kit is designed to replace existing fluorescent solutions including prismatic troffers, direct/indirect luminaires, volumetric luminaires and parabolic luminaires.

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