Westburne is delighted to welcome Katherine Forsythe as its new Divisional Industrial Sales Manager. Katherine, who brings a wealth of industry experience and a strong educational background, will be responsible for leading, supporting and developing the company’s Automation business as well as its Industrial Projects Team.
Westburne is pleased to welcome Andrew McCririck as its Divisional Pricing Manager. Andrew has worked with Westburne’s sister company, Rexel Utility, where he further honed his skills and gained valuable industry experience. The company looks forward to his leadership driving its pricing strategies, optimizing profitability, and enhancing the competitive edge in the market.
Peter Hachey, Industrial Automation Consultant for Proax, has recently announced the arrival of Mathieu Castelli as External Technical Representative in Granby, whose first day on the job was Monday, February 5th. Mathieu brings a wealth of experience in designing, integrating, and screening industrial automation systems to the team.
ABB’s Emergency Lighting Business is pleased to announce that Bruno Ardito has been named to the position of Sales Specialist, Central Canada – Smart Buildings, Electrification, effective February 26, 2024. Bruno, who brings with him many years of experience in the electrical lighting industry, will be responsible for the distribution and contractor channels in Central Canada.
Leviton Canada is thrilled to announce a significant advancement in the growth of its Lighting Controls division. Wayne Dawe, who joined the Leviton family in January 2023, has seamlessly transitioned into the role of Technical Sales SPecialist for Lighting Controls in Ontario, where he will customize lighting control solutions for each project.
Westburne is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Bowen as Business Development Manager for Robotics. Jason’s career with Westburne began in 1995 as an Automation Specialist and has led to his most recent position of Regional Sales Manager for Northeastern Ontario. Over the last 29 years he has successfully held many progressive technical and leadership roles within Westburne.
Nexans is thrilled to welcome Alex Couckuyt to the team, where he will be leading usages sales throughout North America. Lori Winokur, Human Resources Director for Nexans, stated in a post on LinkedIn “Always happy to welcome a new team member to Nexans. Welcome to the team Alex!”
EFC is pleased to announce Alex Melancon, Phoenix Contact, as the new Vice-Chair of the Greener Electrified Canada, Grid Committee. Alex has been with Phoenix Contact since 2012 and brings 20 years of experience in automation. He has spent five years in integration and project management and 15 years working in automation solutions and business development. Alex is presently working with utility companies on several pilot projects that will influence and integrate innovative solutions to the Canadian grid, as well as working with small to medium-sized utilities on the implementation of digitalized power plant infrastructures.
Noramco wishes for you to join it in welcoming Josh Hurley as Territory Sales Manager- Utility for the Maritimes. Josh joins the company with over 15 years of Sales and Marketing experience and will, in his new role, spearhead the growth of Noramco’s utility business in the Maritimes. His tenacity and customer centric approach will be instrumental in accelerating the company’s growth in that market.
Investment in building construction edged up 0.3% month over month to $19.8 billion in December. The residential sector grew 0.3% to $13.8 billion, and investment in the non-residential sector rose 0.3% to $6.1 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2017=100), investment in building construction was unchanged (+0.0%; +$5 million) at $12.2 billion in December.
Congratulations to Sheila Lowry at WOW Lighting and Controls Inc. for receiving Alberta Electrical Alliance’s 25 Years of Service award at their 2023 AEA Industry Awards! “In the realm of the lighting industry, there is no one more deserving of this award than Sheila. Her tireless dedication, industry expertise, and commitment to excellence have set an exemplary standard for all of us to aspire to. Sheila embodies the values and qualities that the 25-year service award seeks to recognize and celebrate,” commented Sheila’s colleague, Leanne.
Ariel Technology is pleased to announce they have appointed Specialized Power Solutions as its Sales Representative for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon & Northwest Territories. The Specialized Power Solutions Team is pleased to be able to utilize its technical and commercial expertise in Power Distribution to grow Ariel Technology’s product offering in the OEM, Industrial & Utility Market in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon & Northwest Territories.
Intralec offers congratulations to John Hadley, VP of Project Sales, Intralec, for leading EFC’s Ontario Region committee in 2022/24. On Friday February 9, the Ontario region committee hosted their annual gala themed the “Golden Gala,” John was commemorated for his two years of leadership and passed on the gavel to David Keegan, Hubbell Canada, who takes the lead as the incoming chair.
Recently, AD Electrical – Canada was thrilled to send a team to take a trip out East to attend Eddy Group Limited’s spectacular Field Marketing Summit. The event was regarded as an important few days of connecting, networking, and expanding partnerships while planning for an even more prosperous year.
Recently, Westburne was thrilled to announce not just one, but two winners for this year’s National Branch of the Year award. This award went out to Justine Geboers and the Burnaby, BC branch for their unwavering dedication, hard work and commitment to creating a first-rate experience for both customers and employees.
In recognition of their excellent work, their results and their partnership with suppliers, Franklin Empire has recently congratulated it’s branches of the year. Kitchener in Ontario and Rouyn-Noranda in Quebec. The company’s relationships, experience and expertise are credited as it’s driving force behind it’s 80+ years of success.