Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Dec 17, 2018

WeidmullerTerry Hodgson has been promoted to the position of President of Weidmuller Inc., USA and Executive Vice President of Weidmuller North America, which includes operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Mr. Hodgson reports directly to José Carlos Álvarez Tobar, Weidmüller Executive Board member and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.

As Executive VP of Weidmuller North America, Mr. Hodgson has full responsibility for Weidmuller operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. His primary focus is the Weidmuller USA market and organizational areas of Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, P&L and Operations, and supporting Managing Directors Stefan Schreiber in Mexico and Javi Richmond in Canada.


“I’m here to help our organization grow by adding resources, solutions and a support network for both our customers and our employees, and I believe ‘the best way to predict the future...is to create it’ — Abraham Lincoln.  This is why we are working as a team to create the solutions and provide value to our customers,” says Hodgson.

He has been a part of the Weidmuller team for more than 17 years, beginning his career with Weidmuller as a sales representative in the Alberta market. He served most recently as Managing Director of Weidmuller’s Canada operations in Markham, Ontario for 10 years. While serving as Managing Director, he also had the Canadian responsibilities for Sprecher+Schuh, a division of Rockwell Automation. Prior to his role as Managing Director, Mr. Hodgson was the Regional Sales Manager for Weidmuller Canada for Alberta and Mid-West regions.

Weidmuller’s focus is to collaborate with customers and partners around the world on products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops industrial connectivity solutions today and continually works toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.

Q4 GDPGrowth in real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 0.1% in the fourth quarter, owing to a decrease in business investment and weak international trade. These declines were offset by increased household spending. Final domestic demand edged up 0.2%, after rising 0.8% in the third quarter.

The annual growth rate of Canada's real GDP was 1.6% for 2019, a deceleration from the 2.0% growth in 2018. By comparison, real GDP in the United States increased 2.3%.

 

 

 

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