Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Nov 28, 2019

EIN Rittal SupplierofYear 400Affiliated Distributors' (AD) Electrical Business Unit hosted its U.S., Canada and Mexico members, supplier partners and service providers in Aurora, Colorado for a successful North American Meeting in Oct, 2019. The theme of the year’s meetings was “All In,” described as absolute commitment, pushing the status quo, getting fully involved and having an unwavering drive with customers, business partners and fellow associates. One highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the 2019 AD Spirit of Independence Awards.

Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada was honored with the AD Supplier of the Year Marketing Excellence Award for 2019. Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit, The AD Spirit of Independence awards honor the commitment that members and supplier partners have made to independent distribution and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives them to stay ahead of the curve, celebrating their pride, passion and purpose to outperform the market, grow their business and serve others.ADcrystalaward2019

Dan Drazilov, President, Electrical Division, Canada - Affiliated Distributors, said, “We are pleased to award Rittal with the Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence Award as their innovative marketing programs have made a huge overall impact on the sales and market share growth for our AD Members. Not only do they communicate their latest promos and programs to our members in a timely manner, but they are involved in our BlueVolt training program, and have checked every box when it comes to member support and involvement!”

Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Rittal is delighted to win this prestigious award that is a tremendous acknowledgement and testament to the hard work and dedication by the entire Rittal team. Marketing drives these activities and promotes them with our partnerships and when combined with our Sales team’s focus on the programs, we are able to drive tremendous results.”

This caps of a great year for Rittal Systems Ltd. …to win and be recognized by Affiliated Distributors is a true testament of the collective efforts and commitment by the team to drive the Rittal brand, support the channel with valuable programs and promotions, and above all, to enjoy satisfying customers’ wishes and challenges with innovative solutions.

Picture caption 1: Pic shows Dan Drazilov, President, Electrical Division, Canada, AD, and Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd. with the Marketing leads - Caroline Ebeid of AD and Sandra Abuwalla of Rittal

Picture caption 2: Rittal’s North American Supplier of the Year Marketing Excellence Award 2019

David Gordon New 400Everyone is an expert in pricing. It’s either too high or too low based upon your role. Salespeople like it low. Management wants it high. The customer wants it “right” which, usually means “competitive” or “It’s reasonable for the value I am receiving.”

And the term “value” is intriguing as it infers that you understand
• the value that you bring
• the value that your product / service brings
• the competitive landscape (which also includes alternatives and inertia)

But I digress. 

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CEW Jerome Leroy 400By Jerome Leroy

Nexans is one of the largest wire and cable companies in the world. Our cables are in the CN Tower, Maritime Link enabling Nova Scotia to import renewable energy from Newfoundland as well as maybe the car you are driving or the airplane that took you to your last vacation destination.

Starting as Canada Wire and Cable in 1911, Nexans has proudly contributed to the building and growth of Canada. We have been involved in many of the most ambitious projects in this country; from dams, bridges, energy transmission and distribution to railway and transportation. 

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COVID-19By Atul Minocha, Dawn Werry, and Kimberly Miller

When the pandemic first hit, the industrial manufacturing sector was changing daily. Now, at the start of the recovery phase, the whole industry is adapting. Some companies have had to find completely new markets for their products, while others have started making completely new products. Across the board, supply chains have been disrupted. Buyer behaviours have changed and go-to-market strategies have had to adjust in order to keep business moving. Here are four ways industrial manufacturing companies can recover from COVID-19:

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Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

In June 2019, the U.S. grid regulator, NERC, issued a warning that a major hacking group was conducting reconnaissance into the networks of electrical utilities. Just one month later, several major industrial firms announced they had been victims of a state-sponsored hacking campaign.

A year later, hackers targeted over 75 organizations around the world in the manufacturing, media, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, as part of a broad-ranging cyber espionage campaign.

 

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Value of Building Permits - JuneThe $687 million Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver helped raise the total national value of building permits 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, to a level comparable to pre-COVID levels. Overall, seven provinces reported gains for the month.

Residential permits rise

The total value of residential permits was up 7.0% to $5.3 billion, with gains posted in six provinces. British Columbia posted its third largest value on record for residential permits in June, up 20.4% to $1.3 billion due to large projects such as the Oakridge Centre redevelopment. 

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SouthwireSouthwire has long held a commitment to sustainability, dating back to its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2019 sustainability report, prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, featuring an exciting new goal called Carbon Zero.

The 2019 report highlights all areas of sustainability at Southwire and showcases the company’s most significant impacts by focusing on its five key tenets – Growing Green, Living Well, Giving Back, Doing Right and Building Worth.

 

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CSAOn May 8, 2020, Gianluca Arcari was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at CSA Group, reporting to David Weinstein, President & CEO. In this role, Gianluca will be responsible for growing CSA’s global Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) organization. Leading a team of more than 200, Gianluca will guide and develop global commercial market sector strategies across CSA Group’s global business units in Home and Commercial, Industrial and Healthcare.

“Gianluca is widely known and respected for his technical and business skills both within CSA Group and in the global TIC market, making him an excellent choice for this role,” said David Weinstein.

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Robin Billingsley"It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our longtime Marketing Manager, Robin Billingsley," said Beghelli General Manager, Bruno R. Ardito in a heartfelt letter to Beghelli customers.

"Robin had been battling breast cancer for the past few years and on July 23rd, Robin’s battle ended at 40 years young. We have had the pleasure of working with Robin for 13 years and in those 13 years, she executed many of the products and programs we have today. Robin truly represented Beghelli/Beluce ideals, philosophy and vision. 

 

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LDS CBC Lighitng logo 400By Blake Marchand

CBC Lighting has established itself as a premier lighting wholesaler in Canada as well as the U.S. During the pandemic they were able to leverage that expertise to help fill an increased demand for T-UV lamps and ballasts.

Obviously with the global pandemic there has been increased focus on PPE and other sanitary products like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, as well as Ultraviolet light that kills germs. LDS has published several reports from industry organizations that have recently conducted research studies on the effectiveness of T-UV lamps on neutralizing the COVID-19 virus. 

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