Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 

May 11, 2018

AD CanadaAD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported a 12% increase in member sales, across 12 AD divisions, totaling US$9.7 billion. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 12% in Q1 YTD and distributions to members were also up 12%.

AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported a 12% increase in member sales, across 12 AD divisions, totaling US$9.7 billion. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 12% in Q1 YTD and distributions to members were also up 12%.On a same store basis, by industry, Q1 YTD electrical sales were up 10%; PHCP sales, 12%; industrial / PT sales, 11%; and building materials, 4%. By country, same store sales in Canada grew 9%; in the U.S., 10%; and Mexico, 10%.

“AD members across every division in North America experienced record breaking growth,” says AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg. “The continued growth of our members is encouraging, especially after our record setting performance in 2017. In Q1 we welcomed many new additions to the AD community: 15 new members, 17 new suppliers, and 5 new HR and procurement service providers. Additionally AD eCommerce Solutions passed a big milestone: the normalization and attribution of 3 million SKUs.”

Find out more about AD: www.adhq.com

Michael Gentile, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Canada, has had a long and distinguished career in the electrical industry and more recently the lighting industry. None of this is by chance. Always in decision-making circles since beginning his career, Michael spends the first 10 years first at Siemens, and subsequently in lighting at Osram as Vice President Finance and Vice President Sales and Marketing. After that, he joins Philips Lighting.

Michael agreed to share a few moments with us to discuss his career trajectory, the industry, trends, worries, and wishes. A tour of his career is also a tour through a key period in the industry and a reflection of its adaptability to new technologies — from an expert's point of view.

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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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