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As a distributor considering participating in a supplier’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program, ...
It is always interesting to see manufacturers develop new products for the electrical industry. ...
With the advent of the Internet we can now see three distinct forms of sales: retail sales, ...
There are really only two ways to increase sales: sell to new customers or sell more products to ...
Jigsaw’s SPA Control platform is the first contract management system that encompasses the entirety ...
Canada generated 48.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in October 2013, up 1.1% from the ...
Submissions are now being accepted online for the 2014 IES Illumination Awards. The awards provide ...

Rick McCarten

Rick McCarten

The industry is the conduit for all forms of energy. As a conduit, it has the capacity unlike any other, to supply the most sustainable, cleanest energy we produce. The future looks good for Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) because of our role as an energy neutral entity. If you think about it, we are in an even more ideal situation than the utility whose role is to be the conduit of major sources of energy. In the future, microgrids may be the preferred supply vehicle.

Here are just some of the key takeaways from this year’s EFC Conference (held in late May), which demonstrate our continued role as a conduit for change during these transformative times...

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Joan MacNaughton

While climate change has been recognized as an urgent, global issue, the relevance of increasing the visibility of women in clean energy as a solution to advancing our climate goals is rarely discussed.

Around the world, the energy industry remains one of the most gender-imbalanced sectors according to the United States Agency for International Development in “Women at the Forefront of the Clean Energy Future,” a 2014 white paper. In Australia, women make up 15% of the mining industry, including coal; in the United States, the number is 20% and in Canada it’s 25%.

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Changing Scene

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Stibo Systems’ Master Data Management (MDM) platform will power the Industry Data Exchange ...
Rudy Provoost, chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Rexel, announced on January 20 that ...
In March 2014, Robertson Electric Wholesale will open its sixth branch to service London, ON and ...
Kevin Mallory, VP and GM of Hubbell Canada LP, recently announced the promotion of Steve Fraser to ...
Canada’s exports continued to expand and helped grow the economy in 2012 despite a global ...
Power management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE ...
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing ...
Greenlee has announced several promotions within its sales and marketing structure, with the ...
Schneider Electric is making its Data Center Certified Associate (DCCA) online certification ...
Employees of the wire and cable manufacturer who recently won first prize in a North American ...

Peers & Profiles

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Patrick Deschamps, father of a 10-year-old girl, was recently appointed Vice President of ...
Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals Network. ...
One Laplante brother, Paul, arrived in 1978 in the family business founded by their father in 1955; ...
The career of Stanpro’s Executive Vice-President reflects the path of someone who has pursued a ...
You will read in this profile musings from a corporate leader on managing, sharing success with ...
Swati Patel is proud of the successes she has achieved so far...    
He is new to the world of Schneider Electric, but not to the industry...    
David Beron is a professional engineer, holder of a MBA, and Vice President of RAB Design Lighting ...
At the age of 30, Lina Rishmawi, a professional electrical engineer, is Senior Account Manager... ...
She would be loath to describe herself this way, but Nathalie Pilon is a model for many members of ...

Jason Prevost

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Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals Network. He is also VP of Marketing at Standard Products. Married and a father of two young teens and very involved with Habitat for Humanity, he gathers, grows and gives.

Jason has consistently sought roles where he could apply his skills and work experience to develop advanced applications, ensure the highest levels of quality, and help achieve organizational goals. He is always available for advice, to discuss an idea, a project, or as he would put it for out-of-the-box thinking.

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Looking Back

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At the January 1976 meeting of the Board of Directors, the title of the association’s manager was ...
History was made. For the first time a woman, Mrs. Jeannine Wood, was elected CEDA President... ...
The lack of a strong public image had been an ongoing concern for the association, and at the ...
The benefit and financial viability of CEDA Current continued to be an issue...    
Introduction of the Performance Analysis Report (PAR Survey) was considered a milestone in the ...
Recruiting and retaining members has long been a concern for the association, but the problem ...
One indication of CEDA’s expanding sphere of influence was the creation of “CEDA Current,” a trade ...
The pros and cons of joining the Canadian Electrical Association were first considered in 1969: no ...
1968 was an introspective period for CEDA...    
The year 1967 started with the approval of a deficit budget...    

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