Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Oct 31, 2018

SchneiderEffective November 1, 2018, Schneider Electric Canada joins AD Canada as an authorized supplier partner to enhance the digital transformation for distributors. The complete Schneider Distribution Equipment product portfolio is included in this agreement. 

“Schneider has been a terrific partner to several of our Canadian distributors, and this new relationship with AD is a tremendous advantage for our membership because it provides additional growth opportunities in power management across multiple vertical markets,” says Dan Drazilov, President of AD Canada’s Electrical Division. 

According to Bruno Capdordy, National Channel Director at Schneider, “The combined strength of Schneider, and AD market leading distributors is truly a winning combination. As digitization is rapidly growing and Schneider programs are leading the way, this is an opportunity for Schneider Electric Canada to leverage AD’s innovative eCommerce and marketing programs and increase efficiencies, while supporting their local distributors and customers.” 

AD is the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America. AD provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth. More than 600 independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of US$34 Billion. AD served industries include electrical, industrial, plumbing, PVF, HVAC, building materials, and bearings & power transmission.

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 Young Leaders: Taylor Gerrie

Taylor GerrieOn a regular basis, our publications profile members of our industry through their responses to a Q&A. It’s a way of recognizing industry movers and shakers, and helping our readers get to know them better. 

Recently we launched an initiative with Electro-Federation Canada's Young Professionals Network to include profiles of up-and-coming leaders. We provided the list of questions below to Taylor Gerrie, Automation Account Specialist at Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. in Burlington, Ontario. Here are Taylor’s responses.

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Susan Uthayakumar, President of Schneider Electric Canada: Driving Success

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First and foremost, sitting down with Susan Uthayakumar feels more like sitting down and conversing with a friend than conducting an interview with the Canadian president of one of the world’s largest electrical manufacturers. Of course, she exudes the confidence and knowledge her position demands, but equally identifiable are an open and engaging nature.

In a recent sit-down, we learned a little about Susan’s history and what drives her to succeed.

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