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Jean-Marc Beaudet, Eng., B. Sc. A.

Electrical Engineer, Bachelor Degree in Applied Sciences (B. Sc. A.), Electrical Engineering, from ’Université de Sherbrooke’, Québec, Canada (Industrial terms namely at Hydro-Québec, Cegelec Industries, etc.), member of the ‘Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec’ (OIQ), with the following career history :

Projects Engineer at 'Québec Cartier Mining Company', Mont-Wright, Québec, Canada (Engineering Department, Iron Mill);

Projects Engineer at Bell Canada, Granby, Québec, Canada (Complete improvement of the Eastern Townships (Québec) rural multi-party telephone lines, converting them to individual telephone lines; network analysis, etc.);

Sales Engineer at Allen-Bradley Canada Limited, Dorval, Québec, Canada (Industrial Control – Motor Control Centers, Programmable Controllers, including military projects, etc.);

Senior Engineer at CSA International, Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada, for 17 years, with the following responsibilities :

- Certification of Electrical and Electronic Products according to CSA, US (UL, NEMA, etc.) Standards. Exemples :

  • Animal Repellents (Birds, Cattle, etc.),
  • Cable Trays and Cable Troughs,
  • Conduits and Tubings (EMT, PVC, Fiberglass, etc.),
  • Current Taps,
  • Dimmers,
  • Electric Signs,
  • Electrical Components,
  • Electrified Fences,
  • Escalators,
  • Fittings (Ordinary Locations and Hazardous Locations),
  • Industrial Control Panels,
  • Light Bulbs,
  • Lighting Products (HID, Emergency, Fluorescent, Ballasts,
    Incandescent, etc.),
  • Motors,
  • Moving Sidewalks,
  • Outlet Boxes and associated hardware,
  • Submersible Pumps,
  • Variable Speed Controllers,
  • Ventilators, etc.

- Certification of Mechanical and 'Occupational Health & Safety' Products, according to CSA, US (ANSI, ASTM, ASME, etc.) Standards. Exemples :

  • Face Protectors for Hockey Players,
  • Industrial Protective Headwear (Hard Hats),
  • Ladders, Stepladders (Wood, Aluminium, Fiberglass, etc.),
  • Pipe and Fittings (Asbestos Cement),
  • Pipe and Fittings (Cast Iron),
  • Pipe, Tubing and Fittings (ABS, PVC - Sewer, Drain, Storm [gravity]),
  • Pipe, Tubing and Fittings (ABS, PVC, PB, Pressure, Potable water),
  • Polyethylene Septic Tanks,
  • Polymeric Compounds,
  • Protective Footwear,
  • Protective Headwear for Cyclists,
  • Roof Air Vents,
  • Safety Eyewear, etc.;

- Special Acceptance and Special Inspection of various electrical and electronic products, according to Canadian Provincial guidelines;

- Launch and Management of Pilot Projects, including qualification of laboratory facilities, according to CSA Shared and Category Certification programs;

- Special Studies (Ex. : Dedicated Safety Net for Trapezists, protective headwear for golfers, firepumps, warehouse ladders, scaffolds, etc.);

- Intellectual Property Transfer (Ex. : certification files and related documentation transfer involved in company acquisitions) Making translation, from French to English, of the related legal documentation, in order to accelerate the transfer process;

- Training Courses and Seminars within CSA International and at customer locations (Ex. : course about the safe way of designing and building an electric sign, including neon type and its related Corona phenomenon explained and demystified; training seminars on testing methods; various seminars given during annual conventions, etc.);

- Lecturer. Exemples :

‘Legal Standards vs Voluntary Standards’, The Canadian Bar Association annual convention (Montréal, February 1990);

‘CSA Certification of Electric Signs’, CSA Annual Convention, Halifax (June 1990);

‘North American Standards’, CPPA Convention (Canadian Pulp & Paper Association) (Montréal, June 1992);

‘The Certification Process and the Application of Standards’, Concordia University (Montréal, January 1992), jointly with the SCC (Standards Council of Canada), etc.;

- Marketing Manager, Eastern Operations;

- Quality Assurance Auditor of the ‘Quality Management Institute’ (QMI), a division of CSA International;

- Member of the CSA International Technical Council;

- CSA International representative on the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Provincial (Québec);

- CSA International representative on various CSA Standards Technical Committees, including French translation of Standards amendments and their related safety warnings, accelerating the publication process in both languages;

- Editing of Technical Information Letters (TIL) about certification and testing requirements for products for which such requirements do not exist;

President of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), Québec Chapter, for 3 years (currently an IAEI member);

Vice-President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Region 7, for 4 years, including technical chapters Chairman and Coordinator of technical chapters chairmen (currently an IEEE member).

Sustaining member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Member of the CSA-Z94.1 Standard Technical Committee
(Industrial Protective Headwear – Performance, Selection, Use and Care);

Member of the CSA Integrated Committee on Wiring Devices (ICWD)
No. C231 (CSA C22.2 No. 18 Series
Standards on Outlet Boxes and Fittings);

Member of the CAN/CSA-Z614 Standard Technical Committee (Children's Playspaces and Equipment).

Member of the Canadian Association of Playground Practitioners (CAPP).

Member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), Canada's safety, health and environmental practitioners.

Certified as a 'Canadian Certified Playground Inspector' through the CPRA (Canadian Parks and Recreation Association) by the CPSI (Canadian Playground Safety Institute).