Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Feb 11, 2019

Robyn EddyEffective September 1, 2019, Keith Assaff and Jody MacDonald will assume the positions of co-presidents. At that time, Robyn Eddy will move into an advisory capacity. Following her retirement, Eddy will remain active on the Board of Directors.

Eddy Group Limited is a Maritime based wholesale distribution business. The fourth generation family business has nine locations throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to work with such a tremendous group of talented and dedicated people,” says Robyn Eddy. “The positions I have held allowed me to learn from, grow with and engage with many of the most impressive leaders in the distribution business; many of which are working within EGL now.”
The Eddy Group of Companies began in the late 1800s with George S. Eddy of Bathurst, New Brunswick, who was a wheelwright by trade. In 1909, when he incorporated George Eddy Company, Limited, George Eddy was operating a sawmill, finishing mill, millwork shop, carriage shop, and flour mill. George Eddy's son, Chesley George, known to all as "the Boss," ran the company from the first world war through to the 1960s. Under his leadership the company expanded through the Maritimes and into Quebec, diversifying into forestry and lumber manufacturing.

By the 1950s, the emphasis had shifted to sales and distribution of building materials, hardware, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and municipal supplies, with branches in New Brunswick (Bathurst, Fredericton, Miramichi, Saint John, and Dieppe) and Nova Scotia (Amherst, Truro, Halifax, and Kentville). C. G. Eddy was joined from the 1930s on by six of his sons, who took over management in the 1950s and '60s.

By the 1980s a fourth generation of cousins had begun work for the company. This generation is now in its second decade of leadership.

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