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    • September 01, 2021

      WESTBURNE Ontario Division announces two new additions to the Senior Leadership Team.

      Mark McArthur has been promoted to Eastern District Manager effective September 1st, 2021. Mark will be responsible for Westburne’s branches in Belleville, Brockville, Cobourg, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pembroke, Peterborough, and Smiths Falls. The Ottawa East branch will continue to report to the Ottawa West Branch Manager.

    • August 31, 2021

      ETIM NORTH AMERICA (NA) announced that Rexel Canada, one of the largest and leading distributors of electrical products in Canada, has joined the product classification standards organization.
       
      Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. operates throughout Canada under four banners, Nedco, Westburne, Rexel Atlantic and Rexel Utility with over 200 branches to deliver quality products and high-quality services.  They strategically partner with the best-in-class suppliers to ensure their customers have access to the best products available on the market.
       

    • August 27, 2021

      GERRIE ELECTRIC WHOLESALE LIMITED, one of the largest independent electrical distributors in Canada, announces that Jason Krehl joined the company on August 16th, 2021 in the role of Procurement Manager.

      Jason has 15+ years of experience in Global Supply Chain Management within both the distribution and manufacturing sectors. He has extensive experience in negotiations, managing VMI programs, reducing inventory costs and increasing fill rates.

      Jason has held procurement/supply chain roles in various industries, most recently as Corporate Procurement Manager with Steelcon.

    • August 23, 2021

      LEVITON LIGHTING CANADA (LLC) announces the appointment of David Janowski as its new Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

      David has held multiple roles in the lighting and building system sectors over his career. He possesses knowledge and expertise in lighting and controls and has a proven track record of sales growth and building strong relationships. This experience will help to drive all the lighting brands within Leviton Lighting Canada including Visioneering, Certolux, Birchwood, Intense and ConTech with an emphasis on providing its agents and customers Canadian manufactures solutions.

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  • Industry News

    Hydro Ottawa announced that it will soon receive support to help distribute funding to eligible applicants for EV charging stations within the city of Ottawa boundaries.

    This funding initiative will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations for:

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialization of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

  • Keeping Current

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA announced that MERSEN, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, joined the product classification standards organization.
     
    MERSEN, a leading player in the electrical power industry, with innovative solutions designed to optimize manufacturing processes in sectors such as energy, transportation electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and process industries, is joining other industry leaders including ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Appleton Group, Schneider, and Siemens as they build out the ETIM classification model to meet the terminology and product specific needs of the North American electrical industry.
     

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American based leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers and reactors, announced the appointment of Dan Davis as Power Quality Sales Manager, effective September 27th 2021.

    Dan comes to HPS after 20 years of Sales Management experience in his previous roles of Regional Sales Manager and Account Manager.

    For more information, contact Fred Rampone, U.S. Distribution Sales Manager, at frampone@hammondpowersolutions.com.

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    WESTBURNE Ontario announces that Richard Do will assume the newly-created position of Divisional Vendor Relations & Sales Operations Manager effective October 12th, 2021.

    In his Sales Operations capacity, Richard will continue to drive the evolution of Westburne's current sales processes and digital platforms through its sales leaders and account managers. Richard will also focus on continuing the development of a culture of transparency and execution within the sales function.

    As Westburne Ontario’s Vendor Relations Manager, Richard will focus on the development and disciplined execution of growth initiatives with Westburne's Advantage Program Partners.

    BARTLE & GIBSON CO. LTD., a Western Canada-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor, announced Friday, October 1, 2021, a new regional partnership with Appleton, electrical solutions for industrial and hazardous environments, across its 31 branches in Western Canada.

    The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. With Appleton’s products you can count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Their fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option.

  • Product Showcase

    Cummins Inc. announces the new SD 20 diesel generator set for commercial mobile applications. The SD 20 is well suited for a variety of trailer and vehicle applications such as disaster relief, mobile medical, mobile command centers, ambulances, food trucks, utility boom trucks and many others.

    With a trim, modern appearance, Nora Lighting’s MAY LED track heads feature AC LEDs that do not require a driver, facilitating installation. The contemporary fixture is designed to illuminate display cabinets, shelves, art niches or dining areas in residential and commercial sites.

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