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    WESTBURNE CANADA Vice President, Dave Syer, announces the promotion of Mark Livingston to National Director, Vendor Relations, effective August 1st. Mark will work with Westburne Canada's four divisions and key vendor partners to drive continued growth and market share gain across its 103 Canadian branches.

    Mark started with Westburne in his hometown of Owen Sound, Ontario 34 years ago. Over that time he has grown within the company and held several positions, most recently as Divisional Vendor Relations Manager.

    PHOENIX CONTACT announces the appointment of Terence Fernandes to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada.

    Terence holds an Engineer’s Degree focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has spent over 20+ years as part of the local community, and the electrical industry for Alberta and the West. Terence brings great perspective and understanding of the business with working experience in with both distribution and manufacturing sales.

    Terence brings a positive attitude and is an important addition who will work closely with our sales team, local customers and our distribution partners, to drive value and success with a wide portfolio of Process and Automation solutions.

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA (NA) announces that Jon Duffie, Director of Channel Management at Siemens, has been appointed to the board of ETIM NA’s Electrical Sector.

    As a member of the Electrical Sector board, Duffie will work alongside David Oldfather, sector lead and president/CEO of IDEA, to achieve the group’s mission of driving adoption of ETIM product classification standards through membership recruitment, product committee engagement and prioritization, industry advocacy and other sector-specific activity.

    One of two dozen regional ETIM federations worldwide, ETIM NA is charged with supporting the implementation and adoption of the ETIM Technical Information Model ( in the North American wholesale electrical industry, and associated verticals.

    ARANI, a Montreal-based manufacturer of LED lighting products for the residential, commerical and industrial markets, announced that it has diversified its contractor-focused product line to include protective supplies, electrical boxes and accessories.

    In addition to its expanded product offering, ARANI announced its new slogan – You Deserve Great Service. “We’ve been in the business for 11 years, and realized we’re growing so quickly because we treat all our customers with the same great service, no matter if they’re big or small,” said Sean Arani, Founder and President of Arani, Inc. “If you’re an electrical contractor, we’d like to hear from and learn from you.”

    Contact Arani at 1.888.992.7264 or visit

  • Product Showcase

    ConTech Lighting by Leviton announces the integration of Intellect™ Intelligent Fixture Control System in several products for easy energy savings, installation and operation. Engineered to simplify energy management and code compliance, Intellect enabled products by ConTech deliver a distributed lighting control system that is easy to specify and install.

    Mersen’s Surge Trap STXH Type 1 SPD provides safety and peace of mind for whole-house surge protection. The most compact of the STX series offering, the STXH meets requirements for UL1449 4th Edition and is suitable for any 120/240VAC split phase application. The STXH Series SPD features TPMOV® technology inside making it the safest product available in its category. Its compact size, performance, and reliability are especially ideal for whole-house surge protection, HVAC applications, and direct mounting to air condition disconnect switches.

    WAC Landscape Lighting introduces the Landscape Adjustable Beam Wall Wash Luminaire. The new Adjustable Wall Washer is engineered to illuminate your exterior space with integrated LED modules for maximum energy-efficiency, and a tough die-cast brass or aluminum construction.

    The Adjustable Beam Wall Wash provides a lumen output ranging from 200 to 1550 lumens with a range of 3-25 Watts of LED power, with on-board integral brightness control. It is perfect for fine residential, hospitality and commercial applications.

    Caterpillar Inc. will now manufacture standardized enclosures for natural gas-fueled G3520H engines rated 2.5 MW, with generators rated at 4160 V - 13.8 kV for Combined Heat and Power applications (CHP). In CHP applications, Cat® gas generator sets simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for a facility’s thermal requirements. With the expansion of their CHP offering to include the G3520H CHP Enclosure, Caterpillar continues to offer customers complete CHP solutions, eliminating the need to outsource additional engineering or project management.

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