Canadian Electrical Wholesaler is published by Kerrwil Publications Limited with support from the EFC
Volume 3 • Issue 5


Distinguish dreams from reality, but remain on the lookout

It seems that to succeed in our industry having a mentor is now a must. Mentors are always there to help and advise us, they can be reached anywhere, any time, they introduce us to important and influential people, and always put a good word for us when opportunities arise. Sound familiar? Indeed, this model sounds as much like a child-parent relationship as an intergenerational collaboration. It's better to recognize leaders and avoid disappointment based on unrealistic expectations; the same goes for new players arriving on the scene. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  


Eaton Crouse Hinds Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Division Appoints Desdowd Inc. as Quebec and Eastern Ontario Rep
Led by principals Patrick Marion and Jean-Sébastien Bercier, Desdowd Inc. will be responsible for driving Crouse-Hinds sales initiatives with their channel partners, contractors, engineering firms and end users…
CSA Group CSA Group Assigns New Roles for 3 Executives
Among the appointments, Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group becomes Vice President, Special Advisor to the CEO…
Magic Lite Martin Magic Lite Appoints National Sales Manager, Sales Engineer — Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Vice President of Business Development Jeff Harris has announced the appointment of Martin Leguerrier as National Sales Manager and Christian Galoiu to Sales Engineer — Quality Assurance Manager…


Leaders vs. Followers

By Jim Taggart
Leader Vs Followers What initially attracted me to EFC was the number of great industry leaders that were involved with the association (Doug Baldwin, Michael Kenny, Dick Waterman and Harald Henze, to name a few). I wanted to be like them; they always had time for others and were supportive of the electrical industry. These leaders encouraged me to get involved in EFC and make my own contribution... Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions

A New Player in Our Industry: Google (Alphabet holding company)

By Paul Eitmant
Nest Labs Google Google has closed the books on its US$3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs. We are all used to acquisitions (manufacturers and distributors) within our industry over the last few decades. However, this one caught my attention for a lot of different reasons... Read More


5 Mentoring Misconceptions That Are Holding Back Millennials

By Jenessa Connor
Millennials Mentoring Is there a more elusive and misunderstood creature than "the mentor?" You know that having a mentor is important to your career and professional development, but how are you supposed to get one? What do they look like? What's their natural habitat, and what kind of care do they require? There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some universal mistakes you should definitely avoid when seeking out and interacting with your mentor. Or be aware of if you're thinking of offering yourself as a mentor... Read More

Looking Back

Promoting the Electrical Distributor Industry — 1974

Ceda 1974 The lack of a strong public image had been an ongoing concern for the association, and at the January Board meeting the problem was again addressed. They discussed at length the need for promoting the electrical distribution industry to both electrical manufacturers and consumers alike, deciding that a long-range program should be launched to create a more visible public image for electrical distributors. The committee recommended to the Board that CEDA allocate $25,000 per year for three years to… Read More

One Particular Counter

Torbram Electric Supply — New Location — Winnipeg, MB

OPC Torbram Winnipeg Torbram Electric Supply has opened its newest location, in Winnipeg, effective Monday, February 8, 2016. "This marks our sixty-sixth location in Canada and our first location in Manitoba," says Andrew Dawes, General Manager, Torbram Electric Supply. The location features over 8000 square feet of warehouse, a 3000 square foot pipe yard, and an on-site Industrial Controls Specialist... Read More

Energy Distribution

Survey: Trends Defining Tomorrow's Power Market

Power Distribution Systems How to value, organize and aggregate generation from distributed energy resources is at the forefront of grid planning discussions. The business implications can't be overestimated for third-party distributed energy resource (DER) service providers, as well as for utilities. Greentech Media surveyed 500 power industry experts to get their perspectives on trends that will define tomorrow's power market... Read More


Residential Construction Rises 4.8% in December YOY

Housing Stats Dec 2015 Spending on new residential building construction totalled $3.9 billion in December, up 4.8% from the same month a year earlier. The increase came mainly from higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction, up 23.9% to $1.4 billion. Row house construction also contributed to the advance, up 3.4% to $348 million. Conversely, investment in single-family and semi-detached dwellings fell 3.4% and 16.2%, respectively... Read More

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