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International Sales Manager ABI Electronics

For twenty years I have been working with small and large international organisations alike enhancing processes related to the test, maintenance, and management of critical electronic assets. My...

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The pandemic has further emphasised the value of repair over replacement of capital equipment. I was recently interviewed by a media organisation in the U.S and talked about this subject.

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Bob Meinetz on Sep 29, 2021

Like reduced CO2 emissions, reduced consumption is another of the COVID-19 pandemic's silver linings. To limit the disastrous effects of climate change, we'll first have to limit consumption - and with America's role as the #1 consumer of manufactured goods, the effort starts right here at home.

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Matt Chester on Sep 29, 2021

How do you best tackle what you've appropriately labeled as a culture here-- I imagine there are strong relationships with these equipment suppliers they don't want to upset by shifting focus to repair/reuse, is that a challenge? 

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Jim Stack on Oct 1, 2021

Willian, I want older inefficient equipment to be replaced with longer lasting much more efficient equipment. Some simple examples are washing machines that use less water, air conditioners that are higher SEER and have less trouble causing freon of the different makeup, a home or industrial fridge that is also much more efficient, A water pump that last longer and is much more efficient, LED lights to replace Incadencent at 10 times more efficient and longer lasting,  LED to replace florescent lights with no mercury and more efficient and many more examples. 

    Just like old gas and diesel cars and trucks the new Electrics are 4 times more efficient and can run on renewable clean electricity. These are big items and can make a big difference. Please don't fix and repair the old LEAD sleds of the past.  

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