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July 30, 2018

SchneiderThe Port of Montreal’s team earned the Prix AQTr Environnement Award at the recent Gala d’excellence de l’Association des transports du Quebec. The award is given to Quebec projects that demonstrate a reduction in the environmental impacts of transportation.The Port of Montreal’s team earned the Prix AQTr Environnement Award at the recent Gala d’excellence de l’Association des transports du Quebec. The award is given to Quebec projects that demonstrate a reduction in the environmental impacts of transportation.

Schneider Electric’s Shore Power solution contributed to the Port’s reduction of 2,800 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Shore Power allows docked vessels to connect to the electrical grid and shut down their diesel engines, significantly reducing the air pollution the vessels produce. 

Based on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform, an Internet of Things-enabled architecture, Shore Power n relies on intelligent Schneider Electric devices, including sophisticated substation automation relays and power monitoring instruments. Through Shore Power, ports can track a ship’s operational data and energy consumption, trace system performance and events, collect billing information, and rely on a user-friendly touchscreen for remote monitoring. 

“This project makes it possible to refuel vessels with cleaner energy during their stay at the Port of Montreal and it will lead to a reduction of 2,800 tonnes per year of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the GHGs emitted by 700 motor vehicles,” said Daniel Dagenais, Vice-president, Operations at the Port of Montreal. “Such recognition enables the Port of Montreal to strengthen its positioning as a sustainable port and a leader in green navigation.”

The Port of Montreal is Canada’s second largest, handles 35 million tons of cargo annually, and receives thousands of cruise ship visitors. Schneider Electric’s Shore Power solution is part of the port’s rehabilitation and modernization of the Alexander Pier and its cruise terminal.

Michael Gentile, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Canada, has had a long and distinguished career in the electrical industry and more recently the lighting industry. None of this is by chance. Always in decision-making circles since beginning his career, Michael spends the first 10 years first at Siemens, and subsequently in lighting at Osram as Vice President Finance and Vice President Sales and Marketing. After that, he joins Philips Lighting.

Michael agreed to share a few moments with us to discuss his career trajectory, the industry, trends, worries, and wishes. A tour of his career is also a tour through a key period in the industry and a reflection of its adaptability to new technologies — from an expert's point of view.

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Laura Dempsey

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Laura Dempsey has been working as an outside sales representative for E.B. Horsman & Son for over 15 years, and is a member of the BCEA U40 network of young professionals. She lives in Langley, BC and is proud of her position and work with E.B. Horsman, particularly as she is the second Dempsey generation to work for the company.

Laura’s mother Shelly has worked at E.B. Horsman for over 25 years, and instilled in Laura a determination to succeed. Laura followed in her mother’s footsteps after witnessing how much her mother enjoyed her work and the people she works with at E.B. Horsman.

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I've known John Sencich since CEW began publishing. He agreed from the outset to be part of the newsletter’s Editorial Board. His contribution was regular and sustained. Always present to answer my technical questions, and refer me to the right person for additional information as needed. Always available despite his role as senior leader of an influential company.

Over the past five years, many industry insiders have cited John Sencich when I asked them to name someone who had made a difference in their lives or had inspired them as a leader.

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