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  • Microgrids with Sam and Don from Schneider Electric

    19 JUN 2024 · With the growth of EVs, disruptions in utility power grids, and other demands on our electrical infrastructure, microgrid deployment is growing and looking at impressive growth over the next few years. That all said, this is a pretty new topic for me so I wanted to turn to Samantha (Sam) Childress and Donald (Don) Wingate both with Schneider Electric MicroGrid Solutions. Sam is expanding the global adoption of renewable energy by designing and commercializing microgrid & distributed energy solutions at Schneider Electric. She also serves on the Board of Directors to Footprint Project, a disaster response nonprofit that helps communities #buildbackgreener following climate disasters. Don leads the North American business development efforts for Microgrid Solutions. He oversees the release of the EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex offer that provides a first of it’s kind configured to order solution. Welcome to Keepin’ The Lights On! I’m your host Todd Reed, and on this podcast I connect with the owners and pros who design, build, and maintain our electrical, communications, and industrial world to explore the best ways forward. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: mailto:podcast@graybar.com YouTube version of the episode: https://youtu.be/Lr6JuLGwbHk To reach Samantha (Sam) Childress on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-childress/   To reach Don Wingate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-wingate-763991/ Learn more about Schneider Electric Microgrids: https://www.se.com/us/en/work/solutions/microgrids/?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=2024_feb_us_solar_sustainability_google_decision-lead_gen_sem_local_microgrid_brand&utm_term=schneider%20electric%20microgrid&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw7-SvBhB6EiwAwYdCAZjcMVv-N-WYhoiGpufrqrgffSWcd8MyvQSRAnke0TibfY3GDT-8JBoC8TAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Café India Franklin Tennessee: https://www.cafeindiafranklin.com/index.php/about/
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  • Labelling, ICT, and YouTube w Todd Morse Brother Solutions

    5 JUN 2024 · Todd Morse needed a way of talking with customers during COVID about labelling and Brother Solutions. He decided to start a YouTube channel and ended up calling his show BS with Todd. He started by showing product demos and sharing labelling standards. The show has evolved into a show that features leaders in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry discussing the latest trends and news. Join us as the Todds discuss his show history, labelling, and what’s on top of his mind as he thinks about the ICT industry.   Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email:mailto:podcast@graybar.com Show Page: https://www.graybar.com/podcast YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/_XXtdpe1dy8 To reach Todd Morse on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-morse-aa176b6/ Learn more about Brother International: https://www.brother-usa.com/about-brother-international BS with Todd on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/@BSwithTodd Harbor Fish Café: https://www.harborfishcafe.com/ https://robertostacoshopsd.com/ Broken Yoke:https://www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com/ Tip Top Meats: https://www.tiptopmeats.com/
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  • EV Charging Innovation with Miller Electric and Kerri Stewart

    22 MAY 2024 · As electric vehicle technology evolves, so does our understanding on how to design and build the infrastructure that will support the growing network of EVs.  I talk with Kerri Stewart, Miller EV Solutions Chief Strategy Officer, and President, to learn what Miller Electric is doing to innovate in this growing market. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: mailto:podcast@graybar.com To reach Kerri on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerri-stewart/ Learn more about the EV Innovation Design Center: https://millerev.com/evidc/ Miller EVIDC Live Cam: Link above and scroll to bottom of page. River and Post in Jacksonville: https://www.riverandpostjax.com/ BBs Jacksonville: https://www.bbsrestaurant.com/ YouTube Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/UYN0mQGYwS0
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  • Charging EV Fleets w Jay Hudson Blink Charging

    8 MAY 2024 · EVs for personal use has seen steady growth over the past few years. One area we’ll begin seeing more growth in is EV commercial fleet use. There are many considerations a fleet manager must work through to transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicles (EV). Choosing the right vehicles, building out the right charging platform, and EV software selection are just a few of the challenges. Jay Hudson, Fleet Sales Director for Blink Charging joins me to talk through some ideas that will help a fleet manager make the change to EV. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. Also check our YouTube playlist To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: mailto:podcast@graybar.com To reach Jay on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-hudson-87483819/ Learn more about Blink Charging: https://blinkcharging.com/ Salt Lick BBQ: https://saltlickbbq.com/ Terry Blacks: https://terryblacksbbq.com/ Franklin BBQ: https://franklinbbq.com/ Podcast site: https://graybar.com/podcast YouTube version: https://youtu.be/stjzF_6uR60 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QgyTlkZ4xY&list=PL9APwpYBHNe_MWgq-FW_GQfx2EjUxAVG1&pp=gAQBiAQB
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  • Avoid IT Project Black Swans w Rick Stuart, Vision Technologies

    24 APR 2024 · Construction projects are complex and no matter the size, there are risks of cost and deadline overruns. IT focused projects are no exception. Harvard Business Review states that at least one in six IT projects turn into a Black Swan with a cost overrun of 200%. A PWC study published on Forbes stated that there was an estimated $50-150 Billion in lost revenue from failed IT projects. On this episode, I turn to Rick Stuart, Vice President, Security Solutions - Technology Center of Excellence with Vision Technologies. Rick shared with me some of the common pitfalls that cause a project to go off the rails and then shares ideas on how to avoid these on your next IT/Low-Voltage project. We even talk on one of my favorite topics, company culture. Rick has over 25-year background in security operations spans surveillance systems, security needs assessments, project management, sales leadership, IT network design, and emergency management. He currently spearheads daily operations for Vision’s growing security integration business. Rick is also a Commercial, Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot, an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic, and Officer in the USAF Auxiliary. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite podcast app and YouTube. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: mailto:podcast@graybar.com To reach Rick Stuart on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-stuart-08147b13/ Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_QgyTlkZ4xY?si=ia7-QK2H0tIxiAjx Learn more about Vision Technologies: https://www.visiontechnologies.com/ Vision Technologies and Graybar video: https://youtu.be/KfbF1uxfWyQ?si=gpifvb512tkO5HoT Vision Technologies Culture : https://www.visiontechnologies.com/our-culture Vision Technologies Integrated Technology Delivery : https://www.visiontechnologies.com/itd Vision Technologies work : https://www.visiontechnologies.com/past-performance The Kentmorr Beach Bar and Grill: https://thekentmorr.com/  I would like to thank Virginia Lerian and Allison Akers and the entire team at Vision Technologies for the help and support in creating this episode.
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  • Cybersecurity Zero Trust with Pamela Kubiatowski

    10 APR 2024 · I know the importance of proper Cybersecurity in my personal life and company. I hadn’t spent too much time thinking about how well the companies I work with are doing to protect themselves. As I spoke with my guest this week, Pamela Kubiatowski, Global VP, CTO in Residence at Zscaler, my eyes were open to how collaborative cybersecurity is up and down the supply chain and the concept of Zero Trust. Join us for episode 29 as Pam shares insight into the latest thinking around cybersecurity, focused on the use of cloud applications and SaaS. The principles of Zero Trust can help organizations of any size start thinking about cybersecurity more holistically. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: https://graybar.com To reach Pamela on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-kubiatowski-09305a60/ Learn more about Pamela on Zscaler.com: https://revolutionaries.zscaler.com/cxo/pam-kubiatowski Obbies Pizza: https://www.obbiespizza.com/ Silver Birch Supper Club: https://silverbirchsupperclub.com/ Zscaler:https://www.zscaler.com/ Zscaler 2024 Predictions: https://www.zscaler.com/blogs/security-research/top-5-cyber-predictions-2024-ciso-perspective Zscaler Podcast Cloudy with a Chance of Trust: https://open.spotify.com/show/45rQO1Qg8NH61mtqftCihc Zscaler’s Global Cybersecurity Dashboard:https://www.zscaler.com/threatlabz/global-enforcement-dashboard?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=dynamic-search-na&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hPjlCR3KYhOySOCRmMobXq7b3rQLh0JYJu3DCTYDEQdJY7ZKtE5gUIaAiZZEALw_wcB Now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Z4RtlIQbI0
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  • How to Stop Worrying and Love Lighting Controls with Steve Roe

    27 MAR 2024 · Lighting controls can be as simple as the same switch you see in our logo to complex multi-building wide network-driven systems. There are many reasons to switch to more complex controls. But many have concerns or fears about installing them. To help ease those fears I spend some time with Steve Roe, Vice President of Controls at Acuity. You can also find Steve on YouTube in Roe On Controls. These short videos are designed to share ideas and concepts in lighting controls. See the link below. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: https://graybar.com To reach Steve on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-roe-3a485221/ Roe With Controls YouTube Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1mw7ZnP-yM&list=PLWjV-fUHepcmPoWp80C81zOlAdVGYtjyU BrickStore Pub History page:https://www.brickstorepub.com/about Link to YouTube Version of episode:https://youtu.be/_BIfhJj7QLM
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  • From Contractor to ConTech with Nate Tockerman

    13 MAR 2024 · Electrical Contractor construction technology and software have come a long way since its earliest days. The companies providing the services are doing a better job of learning from the industry and designing solutions that are helping ECs get their jobs done more efficiently. I was fortunate to sit with Nate Tockerman, Structshare’s Director of Partnerships, at the most recent NECA convention. He shared with me what he’s learned moving from working for an electrical contractor to working in construction tech and software. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: https://graybar.com To reach Nate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nate-tockerman-a541b890/ Learn the latest about Structshare: https://structshare.com/ Monterrey Fish House: https://montereyfishhouse.com/ Mission Ranch: https://www.missionranchcarmel.com/restaurant.htm YouTube: https://youtu.be/yazwcOAgZmM
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  • Supporting The Industry w Bill Hughes, Milwaukee Tool

    28 FEB 2024 · I’ve always been impressed how Milwaukee Tool works to improve the construction industry through associations. Their support goes beyond simply paying membership fees. It takes a well-thought-out strategy and plan to benefit both the industry and the business. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email: https://graybar.com To reach Bill on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-hughes-4368331a/ Find all the latest from Milwaukee: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Company/Milwaukee-Story Botto’s Line Restaurant: https://bottos.com/restaurant/ YouTube Link:https://youtu.be/PEkPU8ACPco
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  • True Role of Construction Software with Chandler Brooks

    14 FEB 2024 · For an electrical contractor, choosing the right software can be daunting. Chandler Brooks, Director of Industry Partnerships & Alliances at Procore Technologies, joins me during the NECA tradeshow to share his perspective on what an EC should consider when thinking about which software to implement in their business. What I like about our conversation is how much Chandler thinks about the human side of construction. There’s a lot of burnout and stress on all involved in the business of constructing and maintaining our buildings and infrastructure. This stress and burnout should be top of mind when beginning the journey of sourcing the right software for your business. Thank you for listening and please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review our show on your favorite app. To get a hold of us here at Keepin’ The Lights On, please email:https://graybar.com To reach Chandler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandlerbrooks/ To find all the latest that ProCore is doing: https://www.procore.com/ Get Construction Talking Initiative for Construction Mental Health: https://www.getconstructiontalking.org/ Now on YouTube:https://youtu.be/rRI74JAtpuc
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Connecting with the owners and pros who design, build, and maintain our electrical, communications, and industrial world. Join us for a quick podcast you can listen to over your lunch...

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Connecting with the owners and pros who design, build, and maintain our electrical, communications, and industrial world.

Join us for a quick podcast you can listen to over your lunch break. We'll discuss new solutions to your project and facility problems over the one thing that brings our crews together: lunch.

We'll talk with industry leaders from electrical construction, communications, smart manufacturing, municipalities, building owners and managers, electrical and communications manufacturers, consultants, and anyone else we think can bring new ideas to the challenges we face today.
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