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    • May 11, 2017

      GB AGENCIES LTD. announces that Anamaria Polo has joined the company in a customer service/inside sales support role. Anamaria has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia as well as a post graduate certificate in International Business from the Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology in Winnipeg, MB. She also has 2 1/2 years of combined experience as an Inventory Analyst and in customer service.
      Anamaria will be based in the Winnipeg head office.

    • May 08, 2017

      WESTBURNE announces that Ndiora Diop and Taylor Thiessen have joined Westburne Canada’s Marketing Team.

      Ndiora (Ndy) Diop joins Westburne as a National eCommerce Specialist. She will be responsible for leading marketing activities to further drive web adoption and sales. Ndy will be based in Montreal.

      Taylor Thiessen has taken on the role of Marketing Specialist-West Division. In this role he will be the single point of contact for all marketing programs in the West division. Taylor will be based in Calgary.

    • May 01, 2017

      LEGRAND CANADA, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announces that Jay Hough (left) and Paul MacAloney (right) have joined the Legrand team in Canada as National Business Development Managers.

      Jay and Paul will lead the sales of three Legrand product lines in Canada - Vantage Lighting Controls, and Legrand’s residential and commercial shading business (QMotion and Solarfective). They will also be supporting Legrand’s overall Building Control Systems strategy and sales in the Canadian market led by Wattstopper, Legrand’s well-known commercial lighting control product line.

    • May 01, 2017

      OUELLET CANADA General Manager, Louis Beaulieu, announced the appointment of Stéphane Larocque as National Sales Manager, effective May 1, 2017. In the three years that he has worked at Ouellet, Stéphane has gained strong sales expertise and experience in the electrical industry. For the past year, he supervised the Quebec sales team as well as managed the greater Montreal territory. Stéphane can be reached at 514.776.8605.

      Headquartered in l’Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Canada Inc. develops, manufactures and markets electric heating products throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.


  • Industry News

    Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has joined the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA), a global not-for-profit group dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technology. Fulham has been developing standalone intelligent lighting management systems to supplement the company’s comprehensive line of LED lighting products.

    With the water battery, Max Bögl Wind AG has developed a completely new large-scale storage facility, which sets new standards in a technologically innovative way. For the first time, the production of power from renewable energies, such as from a wind or solar farm or from biomass, will be combined with a modern pumped-storage power plant. The water battery can store surplus power from the grid and the energy can bereused as required. It acts as a short-term storage facility and contributes to maintaining stability of the grid, as well as guaranteeing continuous, uninterrupted supply.

  • Keeping Current

    ELEC-TECH SALES LTD. announces the retirement of John Baron after 31 years with the company – the last 20 years as its President.

    John has had a long and illuminating Electrical industry career spanning over 37 years. His journey started after graduating from U. of Manitoba and joining Sylvania Lighting in a Sales and Marketing role in Calgary and Edmonton.

    John's career path opportunities moved him to British Columbia where he soon joined Elec-Tech Sales in 1986. John managed sales and marketing initiatives throughout his outside sales role and territory coverage, eventually becoming President in 1997.

    LAFERT NORTH AMERICA, a Manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, announces the following appointments:

    Mario Hartard has been appointed Account Manager/Business Development. Mario brings 17 years of experience in the Electrical Power industry and has developed expertise across the North American market in the area of Mines & Metals, Public Utilities and Oil & Gas. He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana – Mexico.

    OUELLET CANADA National Sales Manager, Stéphane Larocque, announces the appointment of Vincent Tremblay as Sales Representative for the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

    Vincent, a dynamic, proactive and motivated person with extensive knowledge of the construction market, will start his new role in early September 2017. In the meantime, William Healey, Territory Manager of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, will cover Eric's territory.

    Headquartered in L'Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Canada Inc. develops, manufactures and markets electric heating products throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Product Showcase

    Nora Lighting expands its low profile, surface-mounted Opal LED Series with the new AC Opal. The AC Opal does not require a driver and mounts easily over a standard J-Box, even pancake-type fixture boxes in retrofits or new construction.

    AC Opal measures just 7/8” deep by 7 ¼” wide. The low profile is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 1050 lumen (15W) at 90+CRI.  A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images.

    The family of Push-in CAGE CLAMP® PCB Terminal Block complete the roll out of the new additions to WAGO solutions. This new family is composed of three series (2624, 2626, 2636) offering streamlined, compact connections for all wire types. Solid and ferruled wires can be directly pushed in for connection, while tool-actuated termination is available parallel to the conductor entry for stranded wire and for the release of all wire types. These PCB terminal blocks are perfect for panel feed through applications because operation and wire entry are from the same plane.

    Real estate in industrial and factory buildings is nearly always at a premium, so instead of using expensive space unnecessarily, Hammond Manufacturing offers a range of three sizes of fold down shelves. FDS Series shelves can be mounted either to the internal or external surface of the door or to the side of a cabinet. The shelves, rated at 100 lbs capacity, lock solidly up into the horizontal position when required and then fold down out of the way to save floor space when they are not needed.

    A new 200 W LED driver from the ADVANCED range – a high-performance component for high-bay industrial luminaires – has been added to Tridonic’s industrial portfolio. The 0-10 V dimmable driver cannot fail to impress thanks to its unniversal input voltage range, IP 67 protection and high temperature resistance.

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