December 1, 2023 Rexel today announced the appointment of Roger Little as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the USA and leader of the USA-Canada cluster, effective December 18, 2023. Roger Little has been CEO of Rexel Canada since March 2014 and will succeed Brad Paulsen as CEO of Rexel USA as Mr. Paulsen leaves the…
By Cory Morris, Vice President, Atlantic Region, Graybar Canada – I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce the retirement of Terry Richardson, our New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Branch Manager as well as our longest serving active Graybar Canada team member, at the end of this calendar year. Terry started within Harris & Roome Supply, in the Warehouse in Halifax, an impressive forty-four years ago.
Sonepar announced the retirement of current President of Sonepar Canada, François Anquetil, after a successful 36-year career at the company. François will remain as acting President through March 2024 as he transitions responsibilities to incoming President of Sonepar Canada, George McClean. During his career at Sonepar, François has served as President of Lumen, Vice President of Vendor Relations, and Chief Financial Officer for Sonepar Canada. He was also President of two divisions at Sonepar France, CCE and Franco Belge (Sonepar’s very first acquisition).
Rick Vascotto, the Executive Vice President of Sales (Eastern Canada), has announced his well-deserved retirement. With over 40 years of experience in the electrical industry, Rick has played an instrumental role in shaping Electrical Cable Supply’s (ECS) success during his time with the company over the last four years. Rick’s contributions have been nothing short of exceptional throughout his tenure at ECS. As the Executive Vice President of Sales, Rick held a pivotal position in the company and undertook various duties and responsibilities that profoundly impacted the organization’s growth and development in Eastern Canada.
Habitat Canada has been the EFC charity of choice since 2017. This program provides a vehicle for association members to help Canadians gain affordable homeownership through cash and product donations.
Proax Technologies is excited to announce it has once again received Great Place to Work certification. This is the 6th year in a row they have received this certification. This announcement follows an extensive and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute Canada, based on valuable feedback provided by employees through an anonymous survey about their workplace experience.
Sonepar Canada has recently announced it will be merging its Ontario based business divisions Texcan Ontario and Gescan Automation Ontario business into its SESCO business creating one Operating Company as of January 1st, 2024. The combination of these three businesses under the SESCO brand will enable customers to have access to additional products and simplify Sonepar Canada’s solutions for its customer and vendor community.
The Canadian Electrical Code (Code) plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of electrical installations and systems, establishing guidelines and requirements necessary to reduce risks of electric shock, fires, and other electrical hazards. As electrical technology, materials, and equipment evolve, regular updates help ensure that the Code remains aligned with advancements in the field, allowing electrical professionals to work with cutting-edge tools and technologies safely and efficiently. The new 2024 edition of the Code, slated for publication in March 2024, will bring significant updates in many areas.
After a very successful career in many aspects of the electrical industry in Canada, Jim Taggart has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2023. During Jim’s seven-year tenure as President, the number of IMARK Canada member distributors doubled. IMARK Canada has commenced the search for Jim’s replacement, effective immediately. Jim has agreed to stay on to assist in a smooth transition to new leadership.
Hammond Power Solutions Inc. has recently announced its financial results for the third quarter 2023. “The third quarter saw continued strong demand across our portfolio of products and services resulting a record quarterly revenue for the Company. Demand was driven by our custom power units that serve renewable and data center applications,” said Adrian Thomas, CEO of Hammond Power Solutions.
Recently US Lighting Trends, a collaboration between Channel Marketing Group and Kerrwil Media Group, connected with Clayton Smith (Director of National Distribution) Carla Bukalski, (Director of Industry Insights & Events) and David Kelley (Director of Specifications and Controls Sales) from Current Lighting. They were asked for their perspective on a number of areas.
EFC is pleased to announce that Rahila Dhansi, Southwire Canada, has agreed to join EFC’s HR Network as the new Chair. Rahila brings 20 years of Human Resources experience to the group and has worked in various organizations, such as InComm Canada, Rogers, Laurentian Bank, and SNC Lavalin. She also supports the immigration programs at her local community center in Oakville.
Nexans has recently announced that their Montreal cable recycling facility has been awarded The Copper Mark. This recognition demonstrates the copper industry’s contribution to sustainable development and provides a comprehensive social and environmental assurance program for copper production. Nexans is the first rod fabricator to receive this award in North America.
Leviton Lighting Canada, based in Toronto, ON, proudly unveils a strategic partnership to illuminate the greater Montreal market. EDP has over three decades of expertise and unwavering commitment within the lighting industry. With this alliance, Leviton Lighting Canada plans to illuminate the path to a brighter future for their full spectrum of lighting brands (Certolux, Visioneering, ConTech, Birchwood, Intense, and V-Rail).
September 27, 2023 By Elle Bremmer Celebrating its 25th Edition, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair is set to illuminate the global lighting industry once again from October 27 to 30, 2023. This highly anticipated event, hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, promises to showcase a wide range of state-of-the-art lighting innovations…
ABB is investing CA$16 million in its Installation Products Division manufacturing facility in Pointe-Claire, Canada. This enables expanded production capacity to meet the growing needs of customers from coast to coast. “ABB’s investment is part of a five-year strategy to integrate new digital processes and automation across our operations,” says Matthias Heilmann, President, ABB Installation Products Division. “With our customer-first approach, this enables us to further innovate our products and manufacturing capabilities to meet the specific needs of the Canadian market.”