Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 

CEW LogoCanadian Electrical Wholesaler is published by Kerrwil Publications Limited and sponsored by Electro-Federation’s Canada’s Electrical Council. Published semi-monthly, Canadian Electrical Wholesaler reports on news and best practices, and provides market insight into the electrical channel in Canada.

Canadian Electrical Wholesaler is an online resource for electrical distributors, wholesalers and agents for industry news, product sourcing and technical know-how… all from a Canadian perspective. Canadian Electrical Wholesaler’s editorial team provides the right content within the right context. The team researches prevalent issues in the Canadian market and provides informative overviews to better update your organizations and your customers’ product choice and direction. We take supplier content and ensure it is current, accurate and targeted to our audience’s needs.

Our Sponsor
Electro-Federation Canada’s Electrical Council brings the overview and industry rapport that represents electrical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, electrical distributors and members of the Canadian electrical manufacturers’ representative association. The Council will continually guide and direct the team.

Our Publisher Kerrwil Publications Limited is celebrating 50 years of electrical industry involvement in 2014, with family ties spanning 70 years, with or on behalf of the electrical industry in Canada. Kerrwil has been recognized as a leading proponent of best industry practice in publishing through its involvement in Magazines Canada and Canadian Business Press.

Founded in May 1964 by J.W. Kerr, Jim Wilson, President of Canada Electric and James Wilson, President of the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association, Kerrwil Publications Limited has grown into Canada’s oldest privately held publishing company.

Being a member of the industry first and publisher second has separated us from every competitor we have had. Leading the industry, challenging the status quo and building with a focused eye on the future is what has made Kerrwil a well-established and respected name in Canadian publishing community.

Kerrwil has been active in many industry associations including the Canadian Business Press, which both J.W. (Jack) Kerr and John Kerr served as Chairmen. Kerrwil is an active member today with the Canadian Business Press, Magazines Canada, BPA Worldwide, and the Canadian Circulations Audit Board.

Kerrwil has nurtured its reputation for being the best at what we do. Understanding and meeting our readers’ and advertisers’ expectations, and providing new methods and solutions that generate above average returns, are what we do in print, online, and on site.

While our mandate is to serve the industry first, decades of publishing expertise has led to establishing best practices in publishing in print and online that dramatically separate us from the competition. Today, we remain committed to the principles that have brought us this far:

  • Ongoing investment in audited circulation
  • Delivering editorial excellence and authority
  • Actively support the industries we serve
  • Setting the benchmark for best practices in publishing
  • Researching, evaluating and sharing superior market knowledge

Kerrwil is your market resource

Our Team


Line Goyette, Managing Editor: Line’s role is to guide and direct the ongoing content and work with our editorial team. She rejoins Kerrwil with a solid working knowledge of Canada’s electrical industry. A career journalist based in Montreal, Line will be instrumental in sourcing and managing the ongoing content presented in our specialized weekly and monthly newsletters. Line will work with our team of newsletter coordinators and social media team. Feel free to connect with Line directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scott Williams, Associate editor: A career business-to-business journalist, Scott brings a solid editorial and content quality discipline to the team. Working closely with all editors, Scott will assist in the creation of the weekly editorial schedule and plan, while reaching out to get the news and insight that matter. Scott’s knowledge of electrical safety will be invaluable to our audience. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Terri Hodgson, Online Editor: with a solid background in web management, social media and online publishing, Terri supports and manages content flow, and updates and works closely with our editorial team to ensure the right content is on the site in a timely fashion. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eileen Walsh, Advertising Coordinator:  Eileen brings an invaluable skill-set from her years of experience working in the Bay Street financial district.  She liaises with Kerrwil advertising salespeople, clients and internal staff to ensure exceptional client care. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynn Lortie, Data Manager, Electrical industry GoldBook: Lynn brings to her position a solid back ground in database outreach. A former banker, her attention to detail ensures accuracy of your listings and the information buyers need. Feel free to connect with Lynn directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rory Green, Web Master, Web Technology and Development: formerly advising brands such as Deluxe, Accenture and many leading North American businesses on their web strategy and web development, Rory will drive all web technology and platform programming, including mobile and apps. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brian Gillett, audience acquisition database and development: Formerly with Rogers, Brian brings solid business-to-business audience acquisition and database development. A former magazine circulation auditor, his expertise in ensuring compliance with ongoing government anti-spam regulations and ensuring the required qualification in line with electrical industry definitions will be a key component to delivering the right audiences.

John Kerr, Publisher: John’s long standing rapport and knowledge of the electrical market and his commitment to best practices in online publishing drive the electrical industry.ca initiative. His annual Pathfinder report has been the cornerstone of market data for many of the Canadian electrical industries leading companies. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

David Gordon New 400Everyone is an expert in pricing. It’s either too high or too low based upon your role. Salespeople like it low. Management wants it high. The customer wants it “right” which, usually means “competitive” or “It’s reasonable for the value I am receiving.”

And the term “value” is intriguing as it infers that you understand
• the value that you bring
• the value that your product / service brings
• the competitive landscape (which also includes alternatives and inertia)

But I digress. 

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COVID ULConsumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe?

UVC radiation (the most energetic in the UV spectrum; 180nm to 280 nm) is proven to have sanitizing and germicidal effects, and first proof of effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 is emerging. Like many high energy devices, however, there are risks due to UVC exposure. For example, UVC over-exposure can cause damage to the eyes and skin, based on wavelength, intensity, proximity to the source, and time of exposure.

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Investment In Building Construction - July 2020Total investment in building construction increased 1.8% to $15.1 billion in July. Residential sector investment increased 4.9% to $9.9 billion, while non-residential investment decreased 3.7% to $5.3 billion.

Construction activity has rebounded in the last few months, with investment in building construction remaining slightly lower than February 2020 levels, before COVID-19 construction restrictions were first put in place. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction increased 2.0% to $12.4 billion.

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Swati Vora-PatelBy Swati Vora-Patel

Personal protective equipment. We understand how important PPE is keeping us safe during this pandemic. While we continue to do our part to protect ourselves and those around us, counterfeit PPE is on the rise and has found its way into the supply chain: fraudulent COVID-19 testing kits, N95 masks, respirators, and even fake vaccines, which all pose a significant threat to the health and safety of unsuspecting global citizens.

Counterfeit activity and intellectual property crimes remain a growing issue in Canada and around the world. 

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Changing Scene

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Late April 2020 ECM Industries acquired ILSCO. Since that time, they have been integrating the two ...
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Martin Parilak  Liteline Corporation has announced the addition of Martin Parilak to their Canadian Regional Sales Team.

"Martin brings over 20 years of well respected electrical industry knowledge and experience to Liteline. Through his time spent in successful and progressive roles, as both a distributor and agent, Martin's experience will greatly compliment Liteline's growing product lines and will be of benefit to our agent network and customers of Western Canada," said National Sales Manager, Steve McMullen.

 

 

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New Project 1Ouellet Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Britech, a manufacturer and supplier of electric radiant heating systems in Canada.

Britech specializes in heating cables (floor, concrete and snow melting), electric thermal storage heating and self-regulating heating cables (roof and gutter de-icing).

"With this acquisition, we are demonstrating our commitment to growing and consolidating our relationship with our current customer base. It also allows us to continue offering quality products, innovative product design and industry-leading brands," said Louis Beaulieu, General Manager with Ouellet Canada.

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Canadian College Task ForcesThe Task Force for a Resilient Recovery recommends five bold actions to help Canada “build back better” after the COVID-19 pandemic. Colleges can take the lead, to help meet the skills gap, and support communities transition to the low carbon economy.

What are the goals for the coalition? Rapidly implement and scale new curriculum and research initiatives relevant to a resilient recovery. Champion resilient recovery projects in line with the recommendations of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery...

 

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EBH DonationsSince 1993, E.B. Horsman & Son(EBH) has been a proud supporter of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), helping provide the bestcare for children across British Columbia.

In EBH’s 120th Anniversary year, their employees,suppliers, and customers worked together to doubletheir annual fundraising efforts and donated over $100,000 to BCCHF. This significantly contributed to EBH reaching its cumulative donation of $1 million dollars!

 

 

 

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Nathan SalmonNathan Salmon has been appointed General Manager, Rexel Atlantic. Nathan joined Rexel in 2016 and brought along over a decade of related distribution, management and supply chain experience. 


At first, he was responsible for the Dartmouth and Halifax locations where he was able to bring about significant growth and stability. In 2019, Nathan was promoted to a Regional Manager role leading and overseeing the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland branches. 

 

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Peers & Profiles

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CEW 18 PP TimKing 400By Line Goyette

Tim King, Southwire Canada’s new President and first Canadian to assume the role, has taken the helm in the midst of the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Previously, Tim served as Southwire Canada’s Director of Finance, HR and Administration. He has a background in economics and finance from Wilfred Laurier University. As a student, he was convinced that having a solid understanding of finance and economics would be an essential foundation to build his professional future. Over the course of his career, he purposefully acquired a broad range of skills, experience and knowledge to succeed in his new role.

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Will Green and Matt ClearyIn July, Eaton announced that Vice President, Channel – Electrical Sector, Matt Cleary (pictured on the left) would be retiring after 40 years with the company, and Will Green (pictured on the right) was appointed as his successor. CEW sat down with the colleagues and friends over the phone to discuss their relationship, the transition as well as gain insight into their views on the industry.

Cleary joined the company in 1981 as a sales engineer, working his way through various roles of increasing responsibility. Green, who previously served as Vice President, U.S. Channel Operations and U.S. Sales, North American Sales, has been through a number of customer-facing roles...

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