Canadian Electrical Wholesaler


November 14, 2016

AD Honours the Best of the Best at 2016 AD North American MeetingAD, the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, honoured members and supplier partners, including five Canadian companies, at its recent AD Electrical North American Meeting.

The event attracted over 1,000 attendees, including 144 first time attendees and representatives from over 330 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The theme of this year’s meeting, Ascend, represents the journey AD shares with its members and suppliers, as individuals and companies to be the very best they can at work, at home and in their local communities. By sharing the inner drive for greatness and leveraging new AD programs, AD continues to help its members and suppliers grow their businesses.    

The following companies/individuals received coveted AD Spirit of Independence Awards:

• Canadian Member of the Year, Performance (over $10M) — J.W. Bird & Company Limited

• Canadian Member of the Year, Performance (under $10M) — Source Atlantic

• Canadian Supplier of the Year, Performance (over $5M) — Liteline Corporation

• Canadian Supplier of the Year, Performance (under $5M) — First Alert Canada

• US Member of the Year, Performance (over $10M) — City Electric Company, Inc.

• US Member of the Year, Performance (under $10M) — I.D. Booth, Inc.

• Member of the Year, Leadership — Greg Chun, VP, Marketing, McNaughton-McKay

• US Supplier of the Year, Performance (over $10M) — Wattstopper/Legrand

• US Supplier of the Year, Performance (under $10M) — American Polywater

• Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence — Philips Canada

• Supplier of the Year, Leadership — Pat Murphy, Juno Lighting

• AD MVP — Lauren Shovein, Marketing Specialist, Van Meter, Inc.

• Best Conversion to an AD Supplier — Stanion Wholesale Electric and Thomas & Betts

• Best Annual Planning Process — Kirby Risk Electrical Supply

• Giving Back Award — Border States

Read more about the AD Electrical North American Meeting:

Value of Building Permits - DecemberThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 7.4% to $8.7 billion in December. Increases were reported in five provinces, led by Ontario (+10.5% to $3.4 billion) and Quebec (+15.8% to $2.2 billion). For 2019 overall, municipalities issued $102.4 billion worth of permits, up 2.6% compared with 2018.

Value of residential permits up

The total value of permits for multi-family dwellings was up 15.9% to $2.9 billion in December, mostly due to large projects in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Montreal and Vancouver.

Read More


Changing Scene

  • Prev
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) celebrated innovation and leadership in human resources ...
On January 31,2020, the new IDEA Connector will go live to over 6500 distributor locations with ...
Arlington Industries has announced the recipients of their rep sales awards for 2019.   ...
EDGE Global Supply, through its subsidiary Technology BSA, completed the acquisition of RK ...
AD is reporting total 2019 member sales across its 12 divisions were $46.3 billion, an increase of ...
WESCO International announces its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.   ...
After six years as president of AD’s Electrical Business Unit and chief marketing officer, Ed ...
WESCO International, Inc. and Anixter International Inc. have announced that their boards of ...
OmniCable has announced the promotion of Chip Barrett to Vice President of Supply Chain and ...
Tom was an entrepreneur, father, grandfather, partner, brother, uncle, friend and humanitarian who ...

Sean BernardBy Blake Marchand

Sean Bernard is the Intelligent Controls Manager, Canada for Ideal Industries. Sean resides in Whitby with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Everleigh.

Sean joined Ideal Industries mid-2019 after 13-years in lighting, working for companies like Phillips, Franklin Empire, and Standard Products. Throughout that time, he made his way from inside sales, to outside sales and up into management.



Read More


Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2020 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil