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    • September 15, 2020

      NORTHWEST ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS announces the addition of Norm Braidwood. With a focus on surge protection, Norm will be representing Fusetek products, Vynckier Enclosure Systems, UEI Test Instruments and the Transfab product line in the Okanagan interior and orthern B.C.

      Norm has been working in the industrial automation sales for over 40 years. His vast knowledge and customer relationships has been vital to his success.

    • September 11, 2020

      LAFERT NORTH AMERICA, a leading supplier of Super-Premium efficient motors and drives, announces the appointment of Douglas Backman as North American Sales Director. Doug will have the responsibility of driving all aspects of sales including strategic business relationships while providing vision for sales strategies and implementation. Doug brings over 30 years of diverse growth and leadership in the electrical industry with experience in both Canada and the USA. Most recently Doug was the Vice President of Danfoss (Vacon) Canada Inc. for the past 10 years, winning numerous awards throughout his career including Sales Company Excellence Award.

    • September 11, 2020

      RICARD AGENCY announces that Corinne Galarneau joins the company as an Outside Sales Representative. Corinne will mainly cover the south shore of Montreal as well as the eastern side of the island. She will represent and support the manufacturers in Ricard agency’s portfolio while developing strong, ongoing relationships with prospects and customers.

      With over 12 years of experience in public relations and marketing, Corinne excels in business development, more specifically in the sales of world-class products and services. Corinne knows how to carry out a high volume of work simultaneously in a constantly changing environment and is already adapting very well to this new reality that is the Electrical industry.

    • September 04, 2020

      LEVITON CANADA announces that as of September 7th, 2020, Doug Webber will be joining the Leviton team as Business Development Specialist, Lighting Controls - BC. He will report to Jonathan Harvey, Interim Sales Director – BC.

      Doug has many years of sales experience, having worked for various organizations within the lighting and controls field. He is also a member of the IESNA (Illuminating Engineer Society of North America).


  • Industry News

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the official opening of its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) located in Durham Region, Ontario's nuclear capital. This world-class facility will attract skilled jobs, innovative businesses and economic development to the Durham region as well as advance solutions for minimizing nuclear materials and recycling clean materials.

    With participation from the wider industry, the Centre will operate as a hub to:

    The need to strengthen and protect Canada's energy systems from cyber attacks has never been greater. These threats evolve with today's fast-changing technology, with the potential to not only disrupt our daily lives, but put at risk our national security and economic well-being.

  • Keeping Current

    SOUTHWIRE Director, Operations Canada, Alexander Couckuyt, announces the appointment of Steven Randmaa to the position Pricing Manager. In his role he will be working with the Commercial Teams on further driving the company's pricing organization to the next level.

    With experience in Distribution, Manufacturing and Professional Services, Steven brings 15+ years of pricing focus to the team along with several years of Marketing and Technical Service experience. Most recently, Steven worked with Morneau Shepell, Grand & Toy and PPG Paints.

    E.B. HORSMAN & SON announce EMPOWER, their Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP).

    The entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional commitment of their employees, customers and suppliers has helped them become one of the fastest-growing independently owned, full-line electrical distributors in Western Canada. EMPOWER is part of their long term strategy to remain “the electrical distributor of choice!”

    OUELLET CANADA announces that Mathieu Labranche, a student at Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, has been awarded the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) sponsored by Ouellet Canada.

    Because of the current pandemic, the meeting was held virtually this year. A cheque for $3,500 was presented by Louis Beaulieu, General Manager. With this scholarship, Ouellet is supporting students so they can achieve and realize their career aspirations.

    Headquartered in L'Islet, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Ouellet Canada Group includes several brands, such as Ouellet, Momento, Global Commander and Convectair. The group also owns Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet manufacturing plant in China, and
    now Britech in Ontario.

    ELP MARKETING welcomes Tom Stoll to its team. Tom joins ELP Marketing after a successful career at Graybar Canada, most recently as a Comm/Data specialist. Tom will be focused on A/V & Enterprise Comm/Data solutions, Industrial Networks and Electrical Specifications/Sales for ELP's clients in New Brunswick. Tom's expertise and experience will enable ELP Marketing to continue its growth in the industrial and networking sectors. Tom can be contacted at

  • Product Showcase

    chneider Electric Solar announced InsightHome and InsightFacility, their newest additions to the Insight Energy Management ecosystem. Both InsightHome and InsightFacility are smart edge devices that connect customers' Schneider Electric solar and storage systems to the Insight app. InsightHome targets the residential solar and storage market globally. InsightFacility is for large residential and commercial solar and storage systems.

    FLIR Systems, Inc. announced four new additions to its Exx-Series of advanced thermal imaging cameras: the E96, E86, E76 and E54. Compared to predecessor Exx-Series cameras, the new cameras offer enhanced thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency. The new Exx-Series cameras are designed to help professionals detect the early signs of building issues, identify hot spots, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems, and prevent problems before they cause damage that leads to expensive repairs.

    Canada’s trusted source for architectural and specialty lighting solutions, Magic Lite, is pleased to add the new LED Regressed Down Light CCT to its down light offerings. This impressive regressed downlight offers visual comfort and performance, is available in 4” (9w) or 6”(12w) nominal apertures to suit most residential, retail and commercial applications.

    Solcon Industries is launching the second generation of DriveStart, its highly successful IGBT-based medium-voltage soft starter line. DriveStart has been successfully implemented in diverse applications such as pumps, wind tunnels, gas compressors, vacuum blowers and sugar cane crushers. It prevents stress on weak electrical networks that require high torque/inertia starts and is a viable solution when commercial cost is a challenge.

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