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SoneparSonepar Canada has appointed Ivan Gissing as Director of Sesco East, where he’ll be responsible for leading the Sesco East business.

Formerly General manager of Sinclair Technologies, Gissing comes with extensive experience in general management In his new position, Ivan will be responsible for leading the entire Sesco East business, including all branch managers with the head office reporting directly to him.

Ivan GissingIvan Gissing"We are thrilled to have Ivan join our Sonepar Ontario family," said Todd Walford, president, Sonepar Ontario, "As we consolidate our business in southern Ontario, we need a leader that understands our customer dynamic and targeted end markets. The level of expertise and experience that is brought to Sonepar Ontario through the hiring of Ivan Gissing will provide great insight to our management team and revitalize our leadership in the industrial space. As Director of Sesco East, Ivan is poised to make a positive impact on our business, offering his proficiency in the manufacturing and electrical market."

Gissing has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.

 

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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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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