Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Westburne

November 17, 2017

After 31 years of service with Rexel Canada, Rachelle Caron, General Manager, Westburne Quebec has decided to retire, effective January 31, 2018.

Rachelle began her career in the Distribution industry in 1985 as a Controller and Assistant to the General Manager at Refac, which was acquired and became a division of Westburne in 1987. In 1993, she was promoted to Controller of Eastern Canada Region for Electrical, Plumbing and Refrigeration divisions. On April 1, 2002, Rachelle was promoted to her current position of General Manager, Westburne Quebec, which she transformed into a successful division staffed with a very strong team.

Rachelle is a prominent figure in the electrical industry in Quebec and will certainly be missed by her colleagues and industry peers. Westburne would like to thank Rachelle for her dedicated leadership and for the contributions she has made to Rexel Canada throughout her tenure.

Westburne has also announced the forthcoming appointment of Nicholas Zigayer to the position of General Manager, Westburne Quebec. This appointment will become effective February 1, 2018.  Nick joined the Westburne organization in October 2015 as a Divisional Sales Manager and has since focused on divisional sales strategy and direction. He has provided the division a fresh and innovative perspective to ensure that Westburne Quebec leads in the Quebec market.

Nick brings over 20 years' experience in sales leadership. He held the positions of Sales Manager & General Manager at SimplexGrinnell (division of Tyco) and as VP of Sales at Ecosystem. Through these assignments, he has established a solid track record of creating and managing efficient structures, strategies, and processes in sales and operations. He is also member of the Quebec Order of Engineers. Westburne is confident that Nick will build on its existing momentum, and will accelerate the efforts to grow its position in the Quebec market


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June 25, 2018

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Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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