Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 WescoEffective May 1, WESCO Canada has made a series of leadership changes: 

• Sherry Adams is now responsible for all of the HR functions across Canada 

• Leo Akim now directs WESCO's Lean program in Canada

• Dale Berstad, former president of Brews Supply, was named VP and General Manager of WESCO Canada 

• Allan Boch, Director of Operations, will also oversee WESCO's Atlantic branches in addition to Ontario

• David Brady was named Director Supply Chain to lead WESCO's regional centers of excellence and the national purchasing and pricing activities

• Dan Drazilov, recently appointed Regional VP, Canada, now has expanded responsibilities for Supplier Relations and Marketing while retaining Business Development and the TVC business

• Mark Semchuk is now Director of Operations for the Brews, Trydor, and LaPrairie businesses. He will have responsibility for developing a national utility business

• Randy Myers, Director of Operations for Hazmasters (acquired by WESCO in March) will also report to Harald Henze


Wholesale Sales - JanuaryWholesale sales increased for a second consecutive month, up 1.8% to $65.2 billion in January. While all subsectors reported higher sales, gains were concentrated in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories and the miscellaneous subsectors.

In volume terms, sales grew 1.7%.

Motor vehicle and agricultural supplies industries drive higher sales in January 

Sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts subsector grew 3.0% to $11.3 billion in January. 

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Omid NadiOmid Nadi, Trade Marketing Manager with Ledvance, is a Ryerson University grad coming out of their Marketing management program.

“During my education I had a big interest in innovation, disruption, and data analytics,” he noted, which has influenced his career direction.

While he was in school, he spent four years in appliance sales, “that really gave me a foundation and an understanding of sales and communication.”

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