Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Feb 26, 2019

WestburneWestburne’s Rachelle Caron award recognizes the branch that demonstrates respect for corporate values, teamwork, continuous improvement, operational excellence, as well as perseverance and professionalism. The award’s first recipient is Westburne’s branch in Joliette, Quebec. (Shown in photo, L-R: Robert Gauthier, Regional Sales Manager, West Region, Jean-François Poirier, Joliette Branch Manager, and Nicholas Zigayer, General Manager, Westburne Quebec.)


An undisputed leader, Rachelle Caron was Westburne’s General Manager for 16 years, until her recent retirement. She had joined the company in 1987. In 2017, Caron received a Personality of the Year award from Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec region. The award honours an individual who has made a significant contributor to the industry, demonstrating strong leadership through personal and professional contributions.

Left to Right: Robert Gauthier (Regional Sales Manager West Region), Jean-François Poirier (Branch Manager Joliette), and Nicholas Zigayer (General Manager Westburne Quebec).


Read a CEW profile of Rachelle Caron here.

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