Leviton Canada proudly announced a recent strategic role change for Jason Denstedt aimed at expanding the company’s industry presence. Since May 2023, Jason Denstedt has demonstrated exceptional leadership as the Sales Director, elevating the Ontario region. Leveraging his professionalism, drive, and sales expertise, Leviton Canada is excited to announce that, in addition to his Sales Director role in Ontario, Jason will also lead it’s National Accounts team.
NCS International Co. invites you to join it in welcoming Corey Kereliuk as it’s new Operations Manager for Mississauga. Corey is a results-driven Production/Operations Manager with a continuous improvement mindset. His strong professional and business acumen will enable him to leverage his expertise to drive operational excellence and contribute to the growth and success of NCS International’s business in Ontario.
ABB’s Electrification business area announces the appointment of Sandra Pedro to the newly created role of Director, Sales and Marketing for the Utility Market, Electrification, Canada. Pedro joins ABB from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association, where she was responsible for the strategic management of members and corporate partnerships. Prior to EFC, she spent over 20 years at Schneider Electric in various positions, including Director of Global Offer Management, Global Digital Energy Division.
Westburne is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership that is set to redefine the landscape of collaborative robotics. Westburne has joined forces with Kinova, a global provider in robotics innovation, to deliver cutting-edge solutions that will transform industries and elevate Westburne’s commitment to technological advancement. This partnership marks a significant milestone in Westburne’s journey towards fostering automation, efficiency, and safety in various industries.
Dave Le Cappelain, KM Roberts, CEMRA Chair, welcomed nearly 50 CEMRA agents from across Canada. These agents represented the 26 CEMRA member companies who attended the 54th annual NEMRA conference which took place in Las Vegas January 29th -Feb 2nd. CEMRA-related functions included a CEMRA Rep networking dinner, a CEMRA Members Meeting, and our ever-popular Canada Night Reception which featured more than 70 Canadian manufacturers and reps.
Gary Young, Boston Sales Manager, retires on February 2, 2024, after more than 30 years with OmniCable. Young joined OmniCable as a management trainee in 1993 and has held various roles, from wire cutter and striper to Account Manager and, most recently, Sales Manager. “Gary’s leadership and fun-loving attitude will be missed,” said Victor Lewis, Boston’s Regional Manager. His contribution to our culture and his selflessness towards our team helped us grow to where we are today. Gary is irreplaceable, and I am proud to have learned what it is to be a great salesperson, manager, and man from him.”
Magic Lite (and NSL), recognized for providing innovative lighting solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Curtis as the new Product Manager. Bringing a wealth of experience, Matthew joins Magic Lite with an impressive background in product development and management. Matthew’s journey in the lighting industry is marked by a series of significant accomplishments. His experience over the last 10 Years, has honed his skills in developing and managing complex lighting projects in the commercial and residential environments.
AD is reporting a record result for 2023 in owner/member sales, which increased 5% over prior year to $78.9 billion. Purchases by member companies from AD supplier partners were $19.8 billion. Net distributions to owner/members were $1.4 billion. AD welcomed 49 new members to its community of independents in 2023 through a combination of organic growth and the merger with the groundwater-focused Baron Group in AD’s PVF – U.S. Division. This count does not include the members joining AD as part of the merger with The Edge Group in AD’s Electrical – U.S. Division, which became effective on January 1, 2024.
Leviton Lighting Canada (LLC) is excited to announce Marie-France Patenaude as the new Eastern Regional Sales Manager. With a wealth of experience working with agents and engineering firms, Marie-France brings a dynamic skill set and a customer-centric approach to her role. Leviton Lighting Canada is excited to welcome Marie-France aboard and looks forward to her valuable contributions in driving growth and fostering strong relationships across the region.
A meeting of the AD Chairmans’ Council was held on January 24-25th in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. AD’s Chairmans’ Council is comprised of the Chairman of each of AD’s 14 Divisional Boards. AD’s Divisional Boards are elected by the members of their division and represent each industry AD operates within in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. John Hanna, President & COO of Fromm Electric Supply Corp & AD Electrical – U.S. Divisional Board Chair, and Todd Day, President of Standard Supply & AD HVAC – U.S. Divisional Board Chair both commented on the importance of the AD Chairmans’ Council.
Mersen has recently reported consolidated sales of €1,211 million for full-year 2023, representing organic growth of 13.2%. Luc Themelin, Mersen’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Following on from a record year in 2022, sales once again reached an all-time high in 2023, demonstrating the validity of our strategy and our positioning in sustainable development markets. For full-year 2023, Mersen should exceed its initial guidance and achieve an operating margin before non-recurring items of around 11.3%. This result is testament to our teams around the world and their constant commitment to helping Mersen meet the ambitious objectives set in its 2027 growth plan.”
ETIM North America has recently announced that Hammond Power Solutions, one of the largest manufacturers of dry-type transformers in North America, has joined the North American chapter of the global product classification standards organization. As a major transformer and power quality manufacturer, Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is committed to helping the industry ecosystem refine product classification systems to support the industry’s digitalization evolution.
Hammond Power Solutions Inc. has recently announced the appointment of Mr. John Bailey as Chief Operations Officer (“COO”) effective as of January 1, 2024, who will succeed Mr. Bohdan (Bob) Yusyp who is expected to be retiring in April 2024. “Over the past 15 years, John has grown his career in operations directly under Bob’s mentorship,” said Adrian Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of HPS. “During that time, John has built significant experience working with our clients and strategically planning our operations to meet future demand.”
Intralec Electrical Products is pleased to announce the appointments of Nathan Roberts and Brent Kozuh for Southwest Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe, respectively. Nathan Roberts joined the Intralec team in June 2023 to service valued customers in Southwestern Ontario, spanning from Woodstock to Windsor and surrounding areas, as the Outside Sales Representative. Meanwhile, Brent Kozuh joined the Intralec team in October 2023 as an Outside Sales Representative for the Golden Horseshoe region in Ontario.
Eaton has recently announced that Steve Boccadoro, senior vice president and general manager of its electrical business in Canada, has elected to retire following nearly four decades with the company. Chris Fluit will succeed Steve Boccadoro and report to Fernando Ceccarelli, president of Eaton’s Protection, Control and Solutions division, effective April 1, 2024.
GB Agencies Ltd is pleased to announce it’s partnership with RAB Design Lighting as their sales representatives in Manitoba, and Kenora, Ontario. RAB Design Lighting is a major provider of innovative lighting solutions in the Canadian lighting industry. RAB Design Lighting’s commitment to excellence aligns seamlessly with our customer-centric values at GB Agencies. With an emphasis on design, ease of installation, and affordability their high-quality lighting solutions allow contractors to install fixtures safely, easily, and quickly.