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RAB

September 20, 2017

RAB Design has announced the retirement of President, Irwin Beron.  After 50 years in the lighting industry, Irwin has decided to step down as President and hand over the reins to his eldest son, David Beron.  David will assume the position of President, effective immediately.  Irwin will remain on as Chairman, which will allow him to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation with his lovely wife Lynette and seven grandchildren, yet still free to impart his many years of experience and expertise whenever possible as Chairman of RAB Design.

Irwin has been serving as President of RAB Design Lighting since 2002.  He acquired the company during a difficult period and through grit, determination and hard work, turned it around to make it one of Canada’s most respected lighting companies. His commitment to delivering quality products and always placing customer needs first, has led to continual, annual, double digit growth for RAB Design.  

“It’s been an incredible journey and I am honored to have been a part of RAB Design’s growth story,” Irwin said.  “I am very proud of our team at RAB Design and our sales agency network who have worked tirelessly to exceed expectations. I am forever indebted to our customers who have trusted and supported the RAB Design brand over the years. I have no doubt the company is poised to grow bigger and brighter in the years to come under David’s leadership.”

David Beron has held the title of Vice President of Market Operations at RAB Design since 2008 and has over 20 years of technology experience managing complex projects in diverse environments, spanning North America, Australia and Asia. 

David holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, is certified as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).  His background in technology and product innovation with Nortel Networks, Moneris and TELUS Communications has fuelled his ingenuity towards enhancing Canada’s lighting industry.  David has quickly become a valued resource and industry expert; driving sales, building RAB Design’s sales force and developing best in class manufacturing processes leading RAB Design to launch a range of new LED products into the Canadian Market.

“My father has been a strong leader and has laid a foundation of exceptional core values, honesty and an un-wavering commitment to our valued customers and cherished staff that is second to none,” David said.   “It is my commitment that those values will never change.”

http://rabdesign.ca/


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June 25, 2018

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Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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