Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

JohnDecember 7, 2017

John Sencich will be retiring on February 23, 2018. John has been an esteemed member of Thomas & Betts/ABB for many years, and ABB remains certain customers have all had valuable business partnerships with him in this time.

Rest assured that you can expect the same quality of service and partnership from John’s successor Eric Deschenes.

Most recently Vice-President with Schneider Electric in Canada, Eric brings to this position many years of experience within the Canadian electrical industry and isEric well-acquainted with the challenges facing an organization like ABB.

An engineering graduate from the École Polytechnique of Montreal, he has held multiple roles in the industry and has been with Schneider for the last 15 years. He has also worked for Emerson Electric where he gained valuable management experience as he progressed through roles of increasing responsibility.

Eric officially joins the company today and will be working closely together with John during the transitional period leading up to his retirement.  

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

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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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