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.

 

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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