Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Daniel PeloquinOne of the most enjoyable aspects of our industry is rubbing elbows with exceptional people, leaders who are not afraid to question the status quo or take risks. Daniel Peloquin, President of Schneider-Electric Canada, is one of those people. You know the TV commercial about the cereal with two different sides? This is the impression you get of Daniel Peloquin. No wonder one of his daughters works with Cirque du Soleil and the other in the financial industry — both sides of the president of Schneider Electric Canada.

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Mindful that very few companies turn 100 at all, Brady Corporation is now celebrating its milestone anniversary. “Thank you for our first 100,” says a special anniversary website. “Here's to our next.”

MarcusA transformer, we all have an idea about what it is and what it does. It's one of those things that we never notice. Its usefulness is obvious, even essential. You can’t connect devices into an outlet if there isn’t a transformer somewhere...

 

 

 

Oniel ElectricO’Neil Electric’s recipe for success is a simple one. Strip away the slick new counters at their Woodbridge head office, peel off the well-designed wrap on their delivery trucks, and forget about strategic acquisitions, market analytics, or diversifying.

Bob ShapiroBob Shapiro is one of the most respected stalwarts of the industry. We sat down with him to talk succession, history, relationships and how to land right side up. 

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Jean-Sébastien Bercier, CPMR / Vice-Président Ventes et Marketing chez Desdowd et président de la Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (CEMRA) a pour une deuxième année consécutive participé à un grand événement de cyclisme, sur deux jours : le Cyclo-défi Enbridge  contre le cancer au bénéfice du Centre du cancer Segal de l'Hôpital général juif. Les 5 et 6 juillet dernier, accompagné de milliers d’autres cyclistes, il a parcouru les routes du Québec. Jean-François a pris cet engagement pour en finir avec cette terrible maladie, et, confie-t-il il devra faire beaucoup d'efforts pour y arriver. 

Canadian Electrical Wholesaler sat down with Thomas Brockway, founder and president of Brockway Enterprises, an independent electrical manufacturers' representative for the Atlantic provinces, to talk business, industry challenges, leadership, customers, and the bright future of Atlantic Canada. 

Michael's WayLocated across from Clear Lake in Ontario’s Kawarthas region, Michael’s Way is a cottage retreat for chronically ill children and their families. It’s an ongoing labour of love, and one that can use your help.

Patrick MarionI crossed paths with Patrick Marion during my first interview in the electrical industry world almost 20 years ago. My mandate was to meet with electrical industry leaders so that I could learn the trends, the origins, the actors… In short, to learn more about the world in which I was going to dive. The subject of the interview was Pierre Dowd, who introduced me at the end to Patrick Marion by saying hey, here's the person who will succeed me. 

 Dave TaylorBecoming one of the largest independently owned distributors in Ontario is one thing, protecting the brand that made the business so successful is another. In 1955 Joseph Ozad founded Electrozad in Windsor Ontario and the company has thrived and prospered in markets that are diverse and wide spread. 

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Pandemic StudyThe year 2020 was filled with surprises. One of them was business solvency.

Insolvencies were down by almost one-third year over year during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and were relatively stable in the third quarter. At the height of this century’s previous economic shocks, insolvencies rose by 10% or more. A new study looks at insolvencies during the largest economic upheaval of our lifetime.

 

 

 

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Douglas BaldwinBy John Kerr

My father asked me to lunch one day and told me he wanted very much to meet with someone in the electrical industry who meant a lot to him, and whose friendship he wanted to share with me. This lunch, in 1982, was with Doug Baldwin.

As lunch progressed, I discovered these men shared many bonds after having met years before in Winnipeg. Doug was with Federal Pioneer at that time, my father with Triangle Conduit & Cable. It seems they hit it off and my father’s wry sense of humour was trumped only by Doug’s. 

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Wholesale Sales - November 2020Wholesale sales grew for the seventh consecutive month in November — up 0.7% to an all-time high of $67.4 billion. Five of seven subsectors reported stronger sales, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector and the building material and supplies subsector. Notably, the increase reflects higher domestic sales of Canadian goods, as both imports and exports of key commodities fell in November.

Wholesale trade volumes increased 0.9% in November.

 

 

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Sean BernardBy Sean Bernard

Last year was like none other and one that we all hope never to endure again. The impact on our personal and professional lives has been dramatic, simultaneously universal and unique to each of us.

We have all heard about and experienced the heartache of not spending time with and not celebrating milestones with our extended families, not being able to take those planned vacations, and having to deal with the stresses and challenges of virtual learning with our kids.

 

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Martin Stephenson Signify Canada has announced David Grinstead, Market Leader, Canada, Signify will retire at the end of the month. "We thank David for his contributions, passion and dedication to the company and industry," said the company via press release.

Martin Stephenson will take on the Market Leader, Canada role in addition to his current position as Head of North American Systems & Services at Signify. He reports to Kevin Poyck, Market Group Leader, Americas.

 

 

 

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Greg StephensonBartle & Gibson has announced that Greg Stephenson has officially joined the Electrical Supply Division (ESD) of the AD Canada Electrical Divisional Board effective January 4th, 2021.

Greg is the Senior Vice President Electrical at Bartle & Gibson, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is now entering his 27th year in the Electrical Industry and he originally began his career working for another proud AD Member, McLoughlan Supplies Ltd in St, John’s NL. During his career, Greg has also worked for many key suppliers such as, Eaton, Thomas & Betts and Siemens.

 

 

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