Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 October 2, 2018

Darren Moncrieff, MCL (left), and Tim Horsman, E.B. Horsman & SonEffective October 1, 2018, E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) has acquired the brand, assets and contracts of Measurement & Controls Ltd. (MCL), headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

MCL provides industrial automation, process instrumentation, and specialty valves to companies in the process, industrial, and manufacturing industries, such as MOGAS, Siemens Automation, Siemens Instrumentation, FCI, Richards Industries, Skycera, Pepperl + Fuchs, and others.

MCL’s process instrumentation and automation product expertise will complement E.B. Horsman & Son’s full line electrical supply business and technical divisions, thereby creating a robust portfolio of products and services for contractors, industrial end users, system integrators and OEMs in Western Canada.

“The addition of MCL to our family is exciting because it further differentiates EBH as a value-add industrial distributor,” says Tim Horsman, President and CEO of E.B. Horsman & Son. “Together, we now have a unique business capable of offering Western Canadian industrial customers technical support and service in the dynamic future of Industry 4.0 and Mechatronics.” 

EBH and MCL will implement an integration plan that will better serve Western Canada through their now larger Process Instrumentation and Automation, Controls & Motion technical divisions.

 

Looking BackIn the 1930s to 1940s, CEDA’s Western Canada membership was very stable with old line independent companies like Horsman, Ashdowns, Brettell, Marshall Wells, Electrical Supplies Ltd., etc.

Small electrical distributors just were not acceptable for membership as they did not carry the main-line manufacturers’ goods, publish a wiring device catalogue, or employ four to five salesmen as CEDA requested.

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Laura Dempsey

Owen Hurst

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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