Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Weinstein CSADavid Weinstein, who officially assumed his new role on November 11, was formerly CEO of ABS Group. "He joins us with a 30-year track record as an accomplished global business strategist whose expertise in driving organizational growth will serve CSA Group well as we continue to expand as an international player in standards development, and testing and certification," says Dr. Roland Hosein, Chair, Board of Directors, CSA Group.

As President and CEO, David Weinstein will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the global company, which employs more than 1,800 people serving approximately 35,000 customers across a portfolio of standards development and solutions, training and advisory services, and testing and certification in North America, Europe and Asia. CSA Group also has more than 8,700 volunteer members who serve on more than 1,300 committees for standards development.

Most recently, Weinstein was CEO of ABS Group, where he was responsible for leading the firm's growth and success.  ABS Group is a 2,400-person membership-based technical services firm with operations in over 30 countries that provides consulting, inspection, and certification services to oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government clients. Prior to ABS Group, he was a partner in several management consulting firms, including Accenture and Oliver Wyman, assisting commercial, non-profit, and government agency clients with a range of growth and performance improvement challenges. Over the years his clients have included organizations engaged in standards development, providers of testing and certification services, and a significant number of Canadian companies and Crown corporations.

David Weinstein holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Finance and Multi-National Management. He also has Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 

Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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