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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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Dynamatic Hires New CEO

Gary Steinhart to lead DSI/Dynamic In a significant move in the drives and controls sector, Gary Steinhart will take his resume down Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Drive Source International (DSI)/Dynamatic has named Steinhart its new CEO and President, the company announced recently. An “accomplished and high-energy senior executive who has worked in diverse markets,” Steinhart […]

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FERC’s McIntyre Dies

Was praised for rejection to coal bailout plan, energy storage Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Kevin McIntyre died on Wednesday, according to a report from E&E News. He was 57 years old. McIntyre withdrew as FERC’s chairman in October, as health reasons had caused him to miss two monthly meetings. As FERC chairman, he led the commission […]

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