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    • December 01, 2017

      BEL PRODUCTS INC. announces the appointment of Dominique Dufresne as National Sales Director. In this role, Dominique will be responsible for leading the sales team and agents across Canada and the United States. He will also be the representative for Bel Products Inc. with the various electrical associations. Dominique has more than 18 years of experience and knowledge in sales, whether in customer service or as a representative. Bel Products Inc. is very happy to add Dominique to their team.

    • November 24, 2017

      RAB DESIGN LIGHTING announces the appointment of Adanac Sales as its Sales Representative Agency in British Columbia effective December 1st 2017. Adanac Sales has a proven track record of servicing the electrical distribution market in B.C. for over 25 years. The Sales Agency’s Principals, Kevin Smythe and Mike Hodges are forward thinking individuals who have been actively involved with industry associations including ElectroFed, CEMRA, NEMRA, BCEA and CEDIA. “We’re excited to work with the Adanac Sales team” said RAB Design’s President David Beron. “They are a top tier Sales Agency dedicated to providing the highest standards of service to customers.

    • November 24, 2017

      PHILIPS LIGHTING CANADA announces the appointment of Laurie Gallo to the role of Sales Manager, Professional Trade Central Canada effective November 27, 2017. Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience, including 15 years in Commercial Sales at Thomas & Betts, Laurie joined the Philips Lighting team over one year ago as National Key Account Manager. During her time at Philips Lighting, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to Philips Lighting's customers, excellent leadership skills and a passion to drive the company's business. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

    • November 24, 2017

      3M announces the appointment of Mark Ingram to the position of Business Manager for the Electrical Markets Division, effective November 27th, 2017. He will replace Alex Isings who is moving on to another opportunity within 3M.

      Mark received his B.Sc. in Honours Molecular Biology from the University of Guelph, followed by 6 years sales experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, and then obtained his MBA (Strategy and Finance) from the Ivey School of Business. Mark joined 3M in Medical marketing 2011 and has since held positions of increasing responsibility within the Medical group. His most recent role was Business Manager for our Critical & Chronic Care division.


  • Industry News

    Toyota Canada today took an important step towards the future of sustainable mobility in Canada, announcing that the Toyota Mirai – powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain technology – is coming to

    With its sustainable development strategy and diverse natural resources, Canada is today the 4th leading country in the world for clean energy adoption with two thirds of its electricity generated by renewable resources[1]. To help meet Canadian federal regulations requiring a 50% reduction in coal emissions by 2030 and Nova Scotia regulations requiring 40% renewable energy by 2020, Nexans has installed North America’s longest submarine electricity cables as part of the Maritime Link Project conducted by NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML), an indirect subsidiary of Emera Inc.

  • Keeping Current

    BJ TAKE Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson, announces that they have partnered with A.M. Agency in Alberta and Next Inc., headquartered in the maritime provinces, to bring its LED lighting products to the Canadian market.

    Doug explains “the significance of these partnerships is that prospective customers in Alberta and the maritime provinces can enjoy the energy-efficient lighting solutions offered by BJ Take while experiencing some of the best customer service in the industry”. He continued, “Canadian manufactured LED lighting products are important to both our environment and our economy. By buying a Canadian made product you are bolstering our economy while having access to local manufacturing that is both flexible and offers short lead times”.

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    STANDARD PRODUCTS announces the addition of two new Account Managers to its Montreal Sales Team.

    Stella Cammalleri joins STANDARD with more than 12 years experience in customer service, and a year in the lighting industry. "The addition of Stella will be a great addition to the Montreal Sales Team and will help the company maintain a high level of customer satisfaction," said STANDARD.

    STANDARD also welcomes Céleste Tremblay to its Montréal Sales Team. With more than 15 years of experience in customer service, Céleste will be a great help in building and maintaining relationships with existing and future customers.

    BJ TAKE recently announced that Upper Canada Industries will be taking over the Toronto territory. Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson explained “the Toronto market represents a major portion of the Ontario marketplace and as such needed to have local customer service that specializes in distributor and specifier relations”. In addition to Central Ontario, Upper Canada Industries will focus on capturing a larger marketshare of the energy-efficient lighting industry in Toronto.

  • Product Showcase

    BlockMaster Electronics, Inc., a leading supplier of terminal blocks for electrical and electronic distribution, announces a new extension to its existing line of High Output Power modular feed-through terminal blocks, designed specifically for DIN Rail or panel mounting. The new 3-pole high-power block is rated at 90 Amps and 600 Volts for electrical applications in power panel distribution.

    Emerson launched an innovative new line of power supply redundancy modules delivering more operational reliability than competitors' modules, and ensuring additional protection against critical power failures in hazardous locations and harsh industrial environments.

    Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its continuum of LED retrofit solutions with its EVERLINE® LED Professional Retrofit Kit (PRK). The pan-style fixture retrofit kit is designed to replace existing fluorescent solutions including prismatic troffers, direct/indirect luminaires, volumetric luminaires and parabolic luminaires.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Square D Type QMB Safelex 2000 A panelboard switch (PBS). The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-134H allows technicians to remotely close or trip a Square D PBS from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

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