Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

June 9, 2019

EFCAt Electro-Federation Canada’s recent Annual General Meeting in Quebec City, the Nominating Committee announced the appointment of new members to its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2019-2020.

EFC and its Board of Directors represent three segments of the Canadian electrical community: manufacturers, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives. This unique structure allows EFC to provide support to all channel players in a safe, collaborative environment.

New and returning appointments to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors are as follows.

EFC Executive Committee

• Chair: Mark Schroeder — Rockwell Automation
• Vice Chair: Roger Little — Rexel Canada
• Past Chair: Peter Horncastle — Graybar Canada
• Treasurer: David Nathaniel — Standard-Stanpro
• Secretary: Nathalie Parisel — Anixter Canada
• EFC: Carol McGlogan — Electro-Federation Canada


EFC Board of Directors

• Frank Cistrone — Shawcor
• Shirley Coyle — Cree Canada
• Eric Deschenes — ABB Canada
• Dan Drazilov — AD Canada
• Trevor Elliot — Panduit Canada
• Bill Hammond — Hammond Power Solutions
• Kelly Hanson — Southwire Canada
• Dave Hawker — Nexans Canada
• Mike Hodges — Adanac Sales (Chair, EFC-CEMRA)
• Peter Horncastle** — Graybar Canada
• John Jenner — Electrozad Supply
• Pierre Legare — Viscor (Chair, EFC’s National Advisory Council)
• Roger Little** — Rexel Canada
• Renee Lytle — E.B. Horsman & Son
• George MacKinnon* — Aztec Electrical Supply
• Kevin Mallory — Hubbell Canada
• Carol McGlogan** — Electro-Federation Canada
• Ann McLoughlan* — McLoughlan Supplies
• David Nathaniel** — Standard-Stanpro
• Dag Nyhof* — Ideal Industries
• Nathalie Parisel** — Anixter Canada
• Umesh Patel — Eaton
• John Preville — Ledvance Canada
• Javi Richmond — Weidmuller
• Tim Rourke — Rittal Systems
• Mark Schroeder** — Rockwell Automation
• Nelson Squires* — WESCO Distribution
• Greg Stephenson — Bartle and Gibson
• Eric Tordjman — Mercor Lighting
• Susan Uthayakumar — Schneider Canada
• Todd Walford — Sonepar Ontario

** Members of the Executive Committee
* Nominated for re-election

The following members have retired as directors:

• Cliff Backman — Franklin Empire
• Shelley Bacon — Northern Cables
• Steve Boccadoro — Eaton
• Frank Dunnigan — Techspan
• Heather Gerrie-Kwant — Gerrie Electric
• Robyn Eddy — Eddy Group
• Russ Morgan — IPEX Electrical
• Joris Myny (past chair) — Siemens
• Nathalie Pilon (senator) — ABB
• Peter Saccomanno — Lutron

EFC represents over 220 member companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell a wide range of electrical products. EFC members contribute $10 billion to the Canadian economy and employ 40,000 workers in more than 1,300 facilities across the country.

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