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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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WEF Winners

New Jersey high school student wins 2019 award; trip to compete in Stockholm Fear not of a name, or geographical discrepancies. The award is for being the best in the U.S. The prize is Stockholm—and $10,000. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) (not to be confused with World Economic Forum) announced June 18 that Sonja Michaluk […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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Lightning Strikes

Albeit a sales rep, does this Names & Faces move indicate a trend? Dan Bennett, a well-known marketing specialist with a strong resume at Megger and Baker Instruments, announced this week he is moving on from the company to join Lightning Systems. While this might seem like a small blip on the radar, initially (look […]

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NAED In America

Electrical distributors association holds annual conference The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) held its annual conference and national meeting this week in San Francisco. A number of awards were distributed to familiar individuals and companies. While a comprehensive list and individual photos can be viewed on NAED’s twitter feed, here are some of the […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Chiming in for Office

Former shop owner running for House seat in N.C. A former electric motor repair business owner is running for office in North Carolina. Chimer Davis Clark, Jr., owner and founder of Kimeplex, Inc., of Newport, N.C., announced this month he’ll run for U.S. Congress seat in the third district of the eastern part of the […]

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ICC’s New Additions

The woman-owned small business is proving to be a force with job creation ICC International, the industrial commutator experts from Maryville, Tenn., added eight new employees to its ranks in the past 30 days. Not only is it always special to see job creation in our industries, but EA readers familiar with this company will […]

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New President at Dykman Electrical

25-year man D.J. George started at a warehouse position. Now he succeeds its founder. A major industry move in this week’s edition comes from a reliable, respected company in Dykman Electrical. Dykman Electrical, the Boise-based and steadfast North American distributor, announced the promotion of D.J. George to its President this month. “After 25 years of […]

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