Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 SoneparSonepar Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire MGM Electric Limited, a leading, full line electrical distributor in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed by April 1st, 2014. 

“MGM Electric is a great addition to our Northern Ontario footprint, outlining many synergies with our current businesses,” says Francois Anquetil, President and Managing Director of Sonepar Canada. MGM Electric has been in business for over 25 years, becoming a leading full line electrical supply and lighting wholesaler in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. 

MGM Electric will join Sonepar Canada’s Ontario division, consisting of Dixon, Gescan, Osso, Sesco and Texcan. The existing MGM executive management team will remain with Tere McDonald as President, Doug Chadwick as Vice President of Sales, and Ed Fukushima will become an external consultant providing continued leadership to the business. 

 

Smart BuildingsIn an era of energy and digital transformation, the economics of building ownership are changing. According to a new white paper from the global Energy practice of Navigant, a Guidehouse company, energy, technology and service providers must innovate in the buildings sector or risk major disruption to their businesses.

Worldwide, an estimated 24 billion square feet of new commercial buildings is constructed annually — the equivalent of about 9,000 new Empire State Buildings. The new Navigant white paper concludes that while building owners have been deploying intelligent buildings solutions that rely on data for automation and control for decades...

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Alex CouckuytBy Blake Marchand

Alexander Couckuyt, Director of Operations for Southwire Canada, spent the majority of his formative years in Belgium where he undertook his schooling in Business Marketing and Sales before entering an Electrician Apprenticeship program, and working as a licenced electrician as well as an independent contractor for three years.

His work as a contractor would eventually lead him to his current position. Working with suppliers as an electrician, Alex was presented with an opportunity to work for CEBEO, one of Sonepar’s operating companies.

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