Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

SchneiderSchneider Electric has been ranked #12 in Gartner’s 2018 Supply Chain Top25. “We are really honoured to have moved up five places from our ranking of #17 last year,” says Mourad Tamoud, Schneider Electric’s Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations.

Affiliated DistributorsAD has achieved a milestone: the normalization and attribution of over 3 million SKUs representing over 2,000 manufacturers now available to the 186 AD subscribing members, 61 of which are now live with digital branches using AD-produced content and another 20 will be launching digital branches later this year.

HammondPaul Adams has assumed the position of sales representative for Hammond’s Toronto territory.Paul Adams has assumed the position of sales representative for Hammond’s Toronto territory.

StandardMontreal-based lighting manufacturer Standard Products Inc. has entered into an agreement to use TrueCommerce’s vendor managed inventory (VMI) platform.

ABBThe Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent - Mount Royal has awarded Nathalie Pilon, President of ABB Canada, with the title of Chamber of Commerce Business Personality.

WestburneFour Westburne employees have been promoted to more senior positions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 

EMCSusan Elliot, an accomplished operational management specialist, will take over from Glenn Dunford as Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)’s Field Service Advisor for Nova Scotia. After a 40+ year career in manufacturing, Glenn will be retiring as of August 31, 2018.



Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced the launch of its new brand identity last Wednesday at its annual conference in Vancouver, BC. This rebrand is part of EFC’s strategy to prepare the association for the future so that it remains in step with the changing dynamics of the Canadian electrical market.





STELPRO is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre-Yves Martin as National Retail Sales Director. Mr. Martin’s tenure will begin on June 4.






City Electric Supply (C.E.S) formerly Torbram Electric Supply is pleased to announce the opening of their new Lindsay location effective June 4th, 2018



As part a family company, I have heard my father talking about business ever since I was a little boy. Although it had always interested me, I had never thought I would end up working alongside my father and my uncle in the company my grandfather started a long time ago.

I had been working in sales ever since I was 16 years old in many different markets than the one I was about to enter, but I thought it would be relatively easy to handle. Very quickly I started noticing the challenges of being a 22-year-old sales rep for electrical products entering a world where most of the manufacturers’ agents had been in the business for a long time.

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Laura Dempsey

Owen Hurst

Laura Dempsey has been working as an outside sales representative for E.B. Horsman & Son for over 15 years, and is a member of the BCEA U40 network of young professionals. She lives in Langley, BC and is proud of her position and work with E.B. Horsman, particularly as she is the second Dempsey generation to work for the company.

Laura’s mother Shelly has worked at E.B. Horsman for over 25 years, and instilled in Laura a determination to succeed. Laura followed in her mother’s footsteps after witnessing how much her mother enjoyed her work and the people she works with at E.B. Horsman.

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Laura Dempsey

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I've known John Sencich since CEW began publishing. He agreed from the outset to be part of the newsletter’s Editorial Board. His contribution was regular and sustained. Always present to answer my technical questions, and refer me to the right person for additional information as needed. Always available despite his role as senior leader of an influential company.

Over the past five years, many industry insiders have cited John Sencich when I asked them to name someone who had made a difference in their lives or had inspired them as a leader.

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