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Counterfeit Electrical Products Can Destroy Lives, Property and Your Business

Session Type: Management
Location: WSCTC
Room: 606
Speaker: John Maisel, Publisher, Electrical Contractor Magazine

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM


Counterfeit electrical products are a $20 Billion per year Crime against all channels of our industry, and is growing over 40%/year.  It ranks #5  among all U.S. Customs illegal shipment seizures and includes virtually every type of electrical product. These products pose serious and direct threat to the life safety of your workers, your customers, their property, and ultimately serious liability to your business. Learn the Who, What, Where, and most importantly, HOW this crime affects you and your business... and what you can do about it at this seminar. Moderator is John Maisel, Publisher of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine, which has taken the lead in bringing this crime to the attention of our industry.

Speaker Bio:

John Maisel

For the past 8 years, John Maisel has served as Publisher of NECA’s ELECTRCAL CONTRACTOR and SECURITY & LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS magazines. He has spent the bulk of his publishing career involved in virtually every segment of the Construction Industry, including Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Residential assignments. John’s responsibilities have included over 25 years in Sales, Sales Management and Publisher positions for McGraw-Hill (Architectural Record, Building Economics), and Cahners (Building Design & Construction, Restaurants & Institutions) John is a frequent featured speaker at numerous National Publishing and Construction Industry events.

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