Monthly Archives: May 2015

Elizabeth May – Why the Gang Tackle?

What drama we witnessed. Our beloved Liz May seemingly coming off the rails at an Ottawa based evening event and causing a national uproar. For several days it appeared as though there wasn’t any other news. Every news panel from here to there chatting thru the so called spectacle. So what really happened in this infamous moment, why did Liz May get such a national beat down? Continue reading

SBC Monthly Meeting – 7:00 a.m., Thursday May 14th – Rajkumar Padmawar, President & CEO ASAsoft (Canada) – Manufacturer of Composite Insulators

Hi all,

I hope everyone is enjoying this great stretch of warm sunny weather when you are able to be out and about.  It’s great to be able to attend our SBC meetings in the light of day.

This month continues with our talks focussed more on people, companies and projects of interest in our local community.

I recently visited Raj Padmawar, President & CEO of ASAsoft (Canada) Inc to take a look at an exciting new product (lightweight composite insulator) that the company is introducing into the electricity transmission and distribution markets in Canada.  This product was first introduced in South Asia in 2002 and have over 2 million insulators installed world-wide.  This product is manufactured overseas and, for us, Raj will be talking about this “offshoring” of products with its difficulties and benefits.  His talk will be about:

“Lessons learned: A Canadian SME’s journey from Proof of Concept to Market Ready Product” 

ASA has gone through it all.  Raj and Andy Jani (VP and COO) will share their perspective on everything you need to know to put offshoring into practice and ASA’s future growth plan.

Please join us to find out more about ASA and “offshoring” of products.  More info about the company and products can be found at http://lightweightinsulators.com. A summary PDF of ASAsoft can be accessed @ ASAsoft Summary page.

Note: For more details, a printable meeting notice can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Agenda 14 May 2015

As always, the meeting is held at 7am on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Victoria Flying Club Dakota Café.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday 14th May, 2015 at 7am and, as before, please RSVP (cooke@ieee.org) only if you plan on attending.  

Cheers,

Bill Cooke, P.Eng

Chairperson, Sidney Breakfast Club

 

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