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EASA announces program for 2015 convention; Attendance of over 3,000 expected


March 30, 2015
By Bill Roebuck

St. Louis, MO – The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its Annual Convention and Exposition from June 13th to 16th, 2015, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The theme for the 2015 convention is ‘The Electro-Mechanical Authority’.

Discussing the theme, EASA chairman of the board, Doug Moore, noted, “EASA and its members are the Electro-Mechanical Authority for a variety of reasons, including EASA’s incredible knowledge bank and the highest quality education programs available in our industry. EASA provides the tools and resources that support this position.”

The convention will once again feature a wide-ranging program addressing current business and management issues, including:

– Boot Camp – Social Media for Industrial Business: With more than 23% of online time spent on social networks, developing a social media strategy for your business will establish a competitive edge.


– How to Survive and Master a Sales Call: This session explains the steps and structures to implement that will strengthen sales abilities.

– Industrial Economy 2015 to 2017: This program examines the current state of the economy and what actions should be taken to maximize profitability in the short- and long-term.

Additionally, the convention program includes a range of technical sessions focusing on the latest ideas for improving the operation of electromechanical equipment. These topics include:

– The Effects of Voltage and Frequency Variations on Motor Performance: Learn about the impact of conditions on an induction motor’s efficiency, power factor, thermal life, starting characteristics and cost penalties.

– Pump Reliability Issues: Explore pump sizing, seal cautions and using the proper impeller for the application.

– Safety Regulations Update: Review the new safety regulations that will soon become effective and learn how to build a safety program and culture of safety.

Another feature of the EASA Convention is a three-day exposition featuring the industry’s leading manufacturers, who will be showing the latest in electric motors, drives and controls, pumps, generators, and other electromechanical equipment. The exposition features an open-floor format for attendees to talk face-to-face with companies that serve the electrical apparatus industry. (For information on exhibiting at the exposition, contact Dale Shuter at EASA at

“Attendance at the EASA convention is open to all: members and non-members,” added Linda Raynes, CAE, EASA president and CEO. “The technical program is a unique opportunity for plant engineering and maintenance personnel to learn about the latest practices to improve their operations and reduce downtime.”

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) is an international trade organization consisting of more than 2,000 electromechanical sales and services firms in 59 countries. Through its many engineering and education programs, EASA keeps members up to date on materials, equipment and state-of-the-art technology related to sales, service and maintenance of motors, generators, drives, controls, pumps and other electromechanical equipment.

Flexible registration options are available. For a complete program listing and to register, visit