Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

July 9, 2019

Allan ConnollyAs Group President, Mr. Connolly will lead all business units within the HPS Group. Mr. Connolly previously served as President of Aclara, coming to Hubbell as part of the acquisition of that company by HPS in February 2018.

Mr. Connolly oversaw the strategic direction of Aclara, joining as President and CEO in May 2014. He was instrumental in executing the company’s strategic plan that positioned the brand for growth. Connolly previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Culligan International, a world leader in the water treatment industry. Prior to that he was a General Manager for Systems Engineering with GE Energy.

“Allan’s experience and understanding of technology rich solutions will help HPS serve the everchanging utility industry and make him an ideal fit to lead Hubbell Power Systems moving forward,” says Gerben Bakker, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hubbell Incorporated. “I’m confident he will continue to grow the Hubbell Power Systems brand, introducing new, innovative technologies and expanding the brand’s presence throughout the industries we serve.”


Connolly earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wollongong, in Australia. He also holds a doctorate in control systems engineering from the Australian National University.

Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. With 2018 revenues of US$4.5 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The corporate headquarters is located in Shelton, CT. Hubbell’s Canadian operations are based in Pickering, Ontario.

Photo source: Aclara

Wholesale SalesWholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion in June, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing 54% of total wholesale sales.

In dollar terms, two subsectors — miscellaneous, and machinery, equipment and supplies — contributed the most to the increase in June, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

 

 

 

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Investment In Building ConstructionTotal investment in building construction decreased 0.9% in June to $15.1 billion, the first decline in eight months. A slight increase in non-residential investment (+1.0% to $4.8 billion) was offset by a decrease in the residential sector (-1.8% to $10.3 billion). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 1.1% to $12.7 billion. Despite the monthly decrease, total investment grew 1.6% year over year in the second quarter.

 

 

 

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