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ABB RoboticsA partnership between Sheridan College and ABB Canada has given birth to a new Robotics Centre in the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton,ON. 

The ABB Robotics Center will allow both students and industry partners to receive training robotic welding, picking, packing and palletizing, machine tending, material handling and product assembly, and advanced vision-related programming.

“This is the best of both college and industry: creating together an optimized experience for students and industry professionals is the value-added of a partnership between ABB and Sheridan,” said Chris Poynter, vice president and general manager, Discrete Automation and Motion Division, ABB Canada.

The centre will house over 12 robots and their related work cells, software and controllers.  “Our partnership with ABB will extend far beyond supplying this new equipment to outfit the Centre,” said Dr. Farzad Rayegani, associate dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Sheridan.  “ABB will be involved in educating our students and staff in its use, building a strong foundation for co-op opportunities and future full-time employment.” 

ABB and Sheridan will also offer consulting and training to third-party industry partners looking wish to work with CAMDT on robotics projects. “The goal is to create an ecosystem where multidisciplinary teams can come together to solve advanced technical challenges that enrich the community as a whole,” said Rayegani.

L to R: Chris Poynter, Vice President and General Manager, Discrete Automation and Motion Division, ABB Canada,Casey DiBattista, General Manager, ABB Canada, Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Associate Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Sheridan, Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan

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 Young Leaders: Taylor Gerrie

Taylor GerrieOn a regular basis, our publications profile members of our industry through their responses to a Q&A. It’s a way of recognizing industry movers and shakers, and helping our readers get to know them better. 

Recently we launched an initiative with Electro-Federation Canada's Young Professionals Network to include profiles of up-and-coming leaders. We provided the list of questions below to Taylor Gerrie, Automation Account Specialist at Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. in Burlington, Ontario. Here are Taylor’s responses.

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Susan Uthayakumar, President of Schneider Electric Canada: Driving Success

Susan UthayakumarBy Owen Hurst

First and foremost, sitting down with Susan Uthayakumar feels more like sitting down and conversing with a friend than conducting an interview with the Canadian president of one of the world’s largest electrical manufacturers. Of course, she exudes the confidence and knowledge her position demands, but equally identifiable are an open and engaging nature.

In a recent sit-down, we learned a little about Susan’s history and what drives her to succeed.

To begin, Susan was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She went to high school in Canada and attended the University of Waterloo where she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Upon completing university Susan began her working career with Deloitte, which she describes as a great starting point as she was surrounded by highly driven and intelligent individuals. She welcomed being in a position that was demanding and helped nurture a strong work ethic. Her work with Deloitte also instilled a great interest in acquisitions, which would serve her well as her career unfolded.

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CEW 3 Perspective 400

We often learn how to look forward by first looking back, or at the very least we realize that despite our best efforts we have not truly advanced quite so much as we had thought. Sure, technology is rapidly advancing. That’s beyond question. But what about our approach to selling it? Have we changed that much in the last 20, 40, 60 years? Inevitably there have been advances and changes in marketing, the Internet causing the biggest shift, but many of the concerns and directives that have driven the distribution and marketing of industrial electrical products remain, or at least planted the roots of the concerns of manufacturers and distributors today. 

To gain perspective of the perceptions and directions of electrical product distribution in 1960, we turn to Edwin H. Lewis. In 1960 Lewis published “The Distribution of Industrial Electrical Products” in the Journal of Marketing.

To fully define electrical product distribution in 1960, Lewis broke his study into several categories. We will follow his direction and provide his insights on the industry in each of the categories he identified.

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