2022 EFC Trailblazer Award Recipient: Russ Morgan, IPEX


July 19, 2022

This year’s EFC 2022 Trailblazer Award recipient is Russ Morgan from IPEX. The Trailblazer Award recognizes exceptional leaders who have advanced the Canadian electrical industry. This award is given to someone from an EFC member organization who has been a catalyst for change by bringing new ideas, processes, or best practices to the forefront of the industry.

Russ Morgan began at IPEX in 1985 and has worked in various positions. In 2009 he assumed his current role at IPEX as VP of Sales for Canada in all market segments. Russ also is the Chair of EFC’s Habitat Canada Committee and was a driver for the successful EFC Habitat for Humanity Day of Giving in October 2021 and raised over $200,000 to help the charity and families in need.

We asked Russ what this award means to him. He stated that “It was a truly humbling experience to be recognized. Anytime you are recognized by your colleagues and peers within your industry, it’s special. It is a great industry, and when you give back to it, it will give you a lot more… the most gratifying thing right now is sitting back and seeing the industry mobilize and get involved. I’ve always strongly felt that (in terms of the industry giving back), it’s the right thing to do and people today, from all walks of life, want to make a difference in terms of contributing to societal impact. Those people who are on site [for Habitat Build Day], it may sound small, but every nail we put in the wall, we’re making a difference for a Canadian family in need.”

Nominating a company or individual for their hard work and successful accomplishments builds our community to grow, lead and compete in an ever-changing world. Recognition can breed success.


Related Articles

Changing Scene

  • Labour Force Survey, March 2024 – Employment Shows Little Change

    Labour Force Survey, March 2024 – Employment Shows Little Change

    Employment was little changed in March (-2,200; -0.0%) and the employment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 61.4%. The unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 6.1% in March. On a year-over-year basis, the unemployment rate was up by 1.0 percentage points. In March, employment declined among youth aged 15 to 24 (-28,000; -1.0%), while it rose among core-aged men (aged 25 to 54) (+20,000; +0.3%). Employment was little changed among core-aged… Read More…

  • Building Permits, February 2024

    Building Permits, February 2024

    Month over month, the total value of building permits in Canada increased 9.3% to $11.8 billion in February. The non-residential sector grew 12.3% to $4.7 billion due to the issuance of several major construction permits, while the residential sector increased 7.4% to $7.1 billion. Ontario (+21.7% to $5.0 billion) led the growth, with gains occurring across all components. On a constant dollar… Read More…

Peers & Profiles

  • Taken from Graybar Canada Linkedin Post Enjoy a glimpse of the wonderful moments from Graybar Canada’s recent customer appreciation BBQs! The company was grateful for the smiles and connections made with our amazing customers and vendors. They are looking forward to the next gathering! Source Read More…

  • Article taken from Linkedin Post Electrozad is thrilled to spotlight their Chatham Branch and recognize their exceptional efforts in cleaning up their community. The team took time to coordinate a community clean-up around their branch. This is a commendable initiative that not only helps maintain the cleanliness and hygiene around the branch but also contributes… Read More…