Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

January 10, 2017

Crum Electric’s Jeff Hockin Joins AD Board of DirectorsJeff Hockin, President and COO of Crum Electric Supply Co., Inc., is the newest member of the AD Board of Directors and the AD Electrical US Board of Directors. AD is a US$32 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group. 

Crum Electric Supply Co., Inc., is a family owned electrical distributor in the Rocky Mountain Region with 10 locations in Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and Utah. Jeff joined Crum Electric Supply in 1985 in an inside sales role and earned a steady stream of promotions with increased responsibility including branch manager, sales manager, vice president/general manager and ultimately president. 

“Jeff has a terrific combination of industry knowledge, industry relationships, a penchant for straight talk, and a high degree of accessibility," says Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman & CEO. "I personally look forward to working with him and learning from him as he joins our Board of Directors.” 

AD’s Canadian operations represent over 20% of the organization's total sales volume. Find out more about AD Canada: www.adhq.com/international/canada/en/electrical.

 

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Worldwide, an estimated 24 billion square feet of new commercial buildings is constructed annually — the equivalent of about 9,000 new Empire State Buildings. The new Navigant white paper concludes that while building owners have been deploying intelligent buildings solutions that rely on data for automation and control for decades...

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