Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 April 5, 2017

Dave Syer Appointed VP, Westburne CanadaEffective April 24, 2017, Dave Syer will report directly to CEO Roger Little, and will be a member of the Executive Management Committee for Rexel Canada Electrical Inc.

His responsibilities will include accountability for developing and directing strategic efforts to improve market penetration and ensure profitable growth within Westburne Canada.

Dave will also be responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and ensuring the attainment of financial and non-financial objectives.

Dave joins Westburne from Sonepar Canada Inc., where he held the position of Vice President, Vendor Relations and Business Development. Prior to Sonepar Canada Inc. Dave held numerous management positions with Hubbell Canada LP, including Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Dave has close to 30 years of sales leadership experience within the Canadian electrical industry.

Dave holds a Diploma in Business, Marketing Management option from Ryerson University.

 

Smart BuildingsIn an era of energy and digital transformation, the economics of building ownership are changing. According to a new white paper from the global Energy practice of Navigant, a Guidehouse company, energy, technology and service providers must innovate in the buildings sector or risk major disruption to their businesses.

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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His work as a contractor would eventually lead him to his current position. Working with suppliers as an electrician, Alex was presented with an opportunity to work for CEBEO, one of Sonepar’s operating companies.

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