Change and innovation focus of EASA event
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association will hold its annual convention and exposition June 14-16 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel & America's Center in St. Louis. The 2009 convention theme is “Gateway to Innovation.”
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association ( www.easa.com ) will hold its annual convention and exposition June 14-16 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel & America's Center in St. Louis. The 2009 convention theme is “Gateway to Innovation.”
“Because of the nature of our work, EASA members always have needed to be innovative to be successful,” said EASA chairman of the board Kevin Miller. “Changes in our world and individual marketplaces have increased competition and resulted in customers demanding and deserving more.”
The convention program offers attendees numerous technical seminars each day. A companion trade show features the industry's leading manufacturers and service providers highlighting the latest developments in electric motors, drives and controls, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment, as well as services to the electromechanical industry.
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