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 retiring 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.

LFI Innovation AwardsThe celebrated LFI Innovation Awards marked the opening this week of the 2019 Lightfair International Trade Show and Conference with a dramatic showcasing of the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.

The 2019 awards and trade show opening mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest annual lighting and technology event. The 2019 awards saw entries spanning 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Winning entries exemplified the best in innovative design and thinking. 

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Automation LabourforceBy: Thomas Donato, Rockwell Automation

We all are consumers. We all have expectations of quality and service.

When I talk to our customers, I do so with that experience and mindset. If we don’t deliver – we lose. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. It’s as simple as that.

I just lived through a great example of this. Every morning I use our blender. One of the parts broke, and the manufacturer made it quite difficult and cumbersome to get a replacement.

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OmnicableOmniCable was founded in 1977 by partners with deep experience in the US electrical marketplace. With their clear understanding of the industry, they were able to identify an opportunity for the founding of a unique company. At the time, there was a disconnect between electrical distributors and electrical wire and cable manufacturers due to a growing demand that needed to be fulfilled under strict timelines.

The nature of the industry required a wide range of product types and configurations on a “just-in-time” basis. As a result, distributors were unable to stock enough cable products to meet the demands of their customers. 

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BritechBritech Corp, one of Canadas largest heating cable companies has signed a formal agreement with Heat Trace Limited, of Cheshire, England. Heat Trace, founded in England in 1974, Heat Trace is one of the world’s leading industrial heat trace cable manufacturers.

The company is known mainly for innovative solutions in self-regulating high temperature heat tracing cables up to 275°C, their exclusive high temperature, 425°C, cut to length, industrial, in the field replacement for mineral insulated cables, and their high temperature Long Line heating cables that can be installed on pipes in one length up to 10 kilometers long.

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