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Online registration open for one-day Electrical Maintenance & Reliability Forum


October 17, 2012
By PEM Magazine

PEM and Electrical Business will be co-hosting its inaugural Partners in Training event — the Electrical Maintenance & Reliability Conference & Tradeshow — a one-day training program with a strict focus on the needs of those involved with a facility’s electrical system’s maintenance and reliability. Get full details and sign up through online registration at

Electrical Maintenance & Reliability will be held Oct. 23, 2012, at Gambrel Barn, Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ont.

Speakers and Topics

“Electrical Maintenance & CSA Z463” Kerry Heid

Kerry Heid – Kerry is the president of Magna Electric Corp., which provides electrical consulting, manufacturing, construction, field testing/commissioning services, and training to the institutional, utility and industrial sectors. He is also a past-president of NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association), and regularly serves on CSA committees; in fact, he currently chairs the CSA Z463 committee for an electrical maintenance standard.

“Electric Motor Repair to EASA Standards” Thomas Bishop

Thomas H. Bishop, P.Eng. – Thomas is a senior technical support specialist at the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA,, an international trade association of more than 2100 firms in 58 countries that sell and service electrical, electronic and mechanical apparatus. He has been published regularly in business journals, including Electrical Business.

“Critical Power System Reliability Case Studies” Patrick Lynch
Patrick J. Lynch, P.Eng. – Patrick received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in 1975. Afterward, he joined Westinghouse Power Transformer Division as the High-Voltage Test Engineer. In 1987, he founded Power Line Systems Engineering Inc., specializing in performing complex and detailed forensic electrical engineering investigations around the world. In addition to speaking engagements, Patrick has also published numerous technical articles and case studies.

“Creating & Maintaining Sustainable UPS Infrastructure” Joe Oreskovich
Joe Oreskovic – Joe has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian power industry. As platform manager with Eaton Power Quality Company, Joe specializes in optimizing power quality solutions in the delivery power to the critical devices.

“The Dangers of Counterfeit Products” Daniel Langlois

Daniel B. Langlois, B.Sc., CET – Daniel is the senior manager of CSA Group’s Global Mark Integrity Team. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology and an Honors diploma in Fire Protection Engineering. In his 20-year role at CSA, Daniel has conducted numerous investigations into product failures and fires, performed root cause analysis, as well as investigated counterfeit products bearing the CSA Mark.

“Despite your best efforts, sh*t happens… now what?” David Moncur
David Moncur, P.Eng. – David is fully licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario to provide professional engineering services to the public. He has been retained as a private consultant to Ministry of Labour inspectors, and has written reports and appeared in court to give testimony as an expert witness. His firm has been involved in over 700 fire loss investigations, including origin and cause evaluation.

Who Should Attend
This event is tailored specifically for electrical contractors; service contractors; industrial engineers; maintenance professionals; plant operators; industrial engineers; and anyone associated with maximizing a facility’s uptime.

This event will feature industry leaders speaking on topics of greatest importance to you, such as:
• lockout/tagout (LOTO);
• breaker maintenance;
• hazard versus risk assessment;
• motor predictive maintenance;
• the dangers of counterfeit and unapproved product;
• and more.

Those interested in sponsoring or exhibiting should contact:
Leesa Nacht – – (905) 713-4372
John MacPherson – – (905) 713-4335

* Information subject to change without notice