Power Up Podcast

BCEA Power Up Podcast
The Power Up Podcast is presented by the BCEA and the AMP group as your window into the electrical industry in British Columbia. 

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Podcast Episodes

Season 2 Episode 1 - Captain of the Ship
Brad and Brandon catch up after the holidays to discuss some upcoming events from the BCEA, and later sit down with Jon Borgens of Wesco Kamloops to discuss his personal experiences running a branch and his outlook on what it takes to be a successful manager.

Episode 10 - Leader Series with Kyle Embley
Brad and Brandon sit down with Kyle Embley of Mac's II Agencies to get his thoughts on how to operate a successful sales agency and his views on the electrical industry in BC as a whole.

Episode 9 - Amped Up with the Women's Network
Brad and Brandon catch up with Abbie Macnamara and Olivia Rock, the Co-Chairs of the BCEA Women's Network. We discuss their careers in the electrical industry, the value that the Women's Network is bringing to our industry, and what events they have planned for the rest of this year.

Episode 8 - Leaders Series - Allison Straghan
We introduce the new hosts of the PowerUp Podcast before jumping into an inspiring interview with Allison Straghan, President & Owner of Code Electric Products. This fascinating conversation covers both Allison's incredible career and also her outlook on the many challenges our industry is facing today.

Episode 7  - Construction Forecast - Chris Gardner
Chris Brams sits down this week with the President of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC (ICBA) Chris Gardner. He is also the former Executive Vice President of both Civeo and Britco.

Episode 6  - Industry Update - Flip the Script
Chris and Andrew sit down this week to discuss the upcoming BCEA (formerly known as LINK) conference. They also discuss an exciting new Co-op program to help bring young talent into the industry. 

Episode 5 - Leadership Series - Perry McDougal
Chris Brams sits down this week with the President of Goodwin Industrial Electric, Perry McDougall. They discuss Perry's early years and the progression of his career, plus his unique outlook on employee work/life balance and how he is helping the future of the trades through his leadership in local apprenticeship programs.

Episode 4 - Industry Update: Getting Back to Work
Chris and Andrew sit down this week to discuss the benefits and challenges of returning to an office setting and what changes we may see in a post COVID workplace. 

Episode 3 - Industry Update: Supply Chain Challenges
Chris Brams & Andrew MacLeod talk about the new events coming up, as well as discuss the latest on supply chain issues in manufacturing. 

Episode 2 - Construction Forecast  with Mike Maierle  
Please enjoy this interview with the President and founder of ERTO Construction, Mike Maierle. Since opening in 2015, ETRO has quickly become one of the fastest growing construction companies in BC and Mike offers us a number of his insights on a wide variety of topics. From the struggles of 2020 to the opportunities that will come in 2021 and beyond, this is an intriguing conversation you won't want to miss!

Episode 1 - Meet the CEO with Tim Horsman
Andrew MacLeod and Chris Brams sit down with Tim Horsman, the president and CEO of E.B. Horsman to discuss the early years of his career and how he has grown into his role today. It is an insightful look into the history, the president and the future of the electrical industry in BC.





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