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    Keeping Current

    • August 06, 2020

      HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), the leading and largest manufacturer of dry-type transformers in North America, announces the addition of Matt Kovara to the newly created position of Power Quality Sales Manager.

      Matt comes to HPS from Power Quality Components where he served as National Sales Manager. He will be working to drive sales specifically in HPS power quality products and his experience, knowledge, and skills will be a valuable addition to the HPS Sales Team.

    • August 05, 2020

      LEVITON CANADA announces the appointment of Lande Associates Inc. to represent Leviton Lighting and Control Brands in Ontario.

      Lande Associates Inc. will be responsible for the continued growth of all the Lighting Brands (Birchwood, ConTech, Intense and Viscor) and Controls of Leviton in the Golden Horseshoe and Southwestern Region of Ontario.

      Lande Associates Inc.'s tremendous reach, market presence and a track record, combined with Leviton’s extensive portfolio in lighting and controls, will provide customers with solutions focused on the healthcare, office, industrial, retail and institutional markets.

      Leviton looks forward to building this partnership and continuing the growth of all of the Leviton Brands.

    • August 05, 2020

      LEVITON LIGHTING CANADA Central Region Sales Manager, Lori Bagazzoli, announces the appointment of Lightspec Canada to represent ConTech Lighting in the Toronto Market.

      From their new Toronto office, Lightspec Canada, a sister company of Lightspec LLC in upstate New York, will now represent Leviton’s ConTech Lighting brand and create demand for ConTech’s full line of architectural track lighting, downlight, tapelight and pendant solutions in the Toronto Region.

    • August 04, 2020

      STANPRO announces the addition of Michael Balanca as a new specifications representative to its Ontario sales team. Michael will be responsible for providing specifications for the company's customers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

      With over 25 years of experience in the lighting and electrical industry with major brands such as Peerless, Lightolier and Philips, Michael's experience will benefit Stanpro in the GTA market and bring its products to the forefront of the specification community.


  • 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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