Day 1

April 14, 2023

7:45-8:45 am

Breakfast and Registration
(Registration open all day.)

9:00-10:00 am

Sustainability Keynote: Mark Nugent, Executive Vice President Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer at BBB Industries

Topic: What is industrial decarbonization and how do we make it happen? Hear how other companies are quantifying and reporting their sustainability impacts.

10:00-10:15 am

Morning Break

10:15-11:45 am

Business Speaker: Jeff Butler, Speaker and Author of The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You.

Topic: In this program about managing four different generations in the workplace, Jeff Butler shares insights about motivations, differences, and communication styles of these four generations. You will learn how organizations across various industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce. And how yours can too. Through this program you’ll find specific actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.

9:00-10:00 am

Technician Certification Level 1 Exam Review

10:00-11:30 am

Technician Certification Level 1 Exam

Level I Technicians can work safely in a shop environment and around de-energized electrical power equipment. They recognize and have a basic understanding of PEARL reconditioning standards. They are able to identify various types of electrical apparatus, shop equipment, warehouse equipment, test and measurement equipment, and cleaning equipment used in the electrical equipment reconditioning process under the supervision of a higher-level technician.

Proctor: Andy Conklin, Southland Electrical

12:00-12:30 pm

Invitation Only: Primary Training Contacts meeting regarding the Technician Certification Program.

12:30-1:45 pm

Exhibitor lunch

1:45-2:45 pm

Dave Kreger, Executive Director of Operations & Customer Solutions

This session will explore ways to leverage enforceable codes such as OSHA, the National Electrical Code (NFPA70) and Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA99) along with ANSI Standards such as NFPA70E, NFPA 70B, NFPA 110, NFPA 111, ANSI NETA and ANSI PEARL Standards in a concise way to increase your service offerings to existing customers as well as expanding into other business opportunities.

2:45-3:00 pm

Afternoon Break

3:00-3:45 pm

Don West, Business Development Director, Southland Electrical Supply

Topic: Developing an effective workforce takes time, patience, and effort. When done correctly, it brings a sustainable return on your investment. This session will provide strategies to help with employee development.

3:45-4:30 pm

Mac Spiller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Maddox Industrial Transformer

Topic: The PEARL Accredit Company (PAC) program communicates to end-users the credibility of your operation. Learn how your organization can utilize the PAC materials available to you.

4:30-5:00 pm

Paul Grein, Vice President, Circuit Breaker Sales

Committee update on the ANSI/PEARL Electrical Equipment Reconditioning Standard (EERS) and Inspect and Test standard.

1:30-2:30 pm

Technician Certification Level 2 Exam Review

2:30-4:00 pm

Technician Certification Level 2 Exam

Level II Technicians can work independently. They can inspect, test, and perform reconditioning procedures, following PEARL and other industry standards, on a wide range of electrical power equipment. They can accurately interpret equipment drawings, specifications, and electrical schematics, at the component level, as it relates to the PEARL reconditioning standards.

Proctor: Terry Wanamaker, Quality Switchgear

5:00-6:30 pm

Exhibitor showcase and reception