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

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