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CEW Sonepar Ontario Region Relocations SESCO CDC 1 400

The Sonepar Ontario Region is proud to announce the relocation of their SESCO Central Distribution Centre (CDC) to its new location in Brampton, ON. This move has facilitated an amalgamation between Texcan’s large Brampton branch and SESCO’s CDC, as both businesses work together within one facility for the first time. 

 

CEW Ledvance VP Harte 400

Charlie Harte is the Canadian President & CEO for LEDVANCE LLC, as well as holding the role of VP of Marketing & Customer Experience for the U.S. and Canada region.

 

 

EIN Kerith Richards 400 This past July, Kerith Richards, who has worked for Service Wire Company for the last seven years, was selected as one of tED Magazine's prestigious "30 under 35" winners. 

 

 

 

Mark KleinMark Klein is Co-President of Klein Tools, managing Sales & Marketing activities, alongside Co-President, Tom Klein Jr., who manages Operations, Research and Development. Mark pursued a career in marketing after attending the University of Iowa, gaining experience in the electrical industry with Anixter before being offered a job by the family company.

Sean DunniganSean Dunnigan was recently appointed President of Techspan. Officially, he has been with the company for 10 years, but since he grew up in this family business it’s become part of his genetic code.

LDS Nicholds Illumisoft 400Illumisoft Lighting is an innovative company headquartered in Ottawa that focuses on suspended ceiling troffer LED fixtures that utilize optical film technology to achieve a high level of performance and efficiency.

House of Electrical SuppliesFrom small construction to sophisticated industrial projects, House of Electrical Supplies has been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment, and construction markets across greater metropolitan Toronto area for just over 40 years.

 

 

Jeffrey Moyle“The ongoing integration of Rexel Utility into our Canadian business platforms has underscored our responsibility as an organization to find creative solutions for today’s challenges, as well as to prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.” This quote from Jeffrey caught my attention. He is Vice President, Supplier & Digital Strategy at Rexel Canada Electrical Inc.

Marcos SimardMarcos Simard was recently appointed Managing Director of WESCO and Anixter EES Montréal (Electrical & Electronic Solutions). This young manager, a graduate of the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières with a degree in business administration and holder of a post-graduate degree from Laval University in Information Technology Management...

Martin Stephenson As of February 2021, Martin Stephenson is the new President and CEO of Signify Canada. Given that he took office nearly a year into the pandemic and its related restrictions, it is easy to imagine him drawing on past experience to lead Signify’s response to this current health challenge and its consequences for Canadians and Canadian business.

 

 

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