Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

March 1, 2017

Jim Taggart 

As I retire from Electro-Federation Canada in May, I am truly optimistic about the future of EFC and know that the association will be in great hands as Carol McGlogan moves into her new role as President & CEO.

Carol will be play an instrumental role in adapting/transforming this industry association based on changing technologies and the new business environment. If EFC is to represent the Canadian electrical industry, it needs to change.

Our EFC Research Committee has selected the topic of low-voltage DC power and is determining how this technology will change our industry — particularly the channel. Early research findings indicate that new product sections can be added to strengthen EFC’s program, new distributors can be included as members, and new channels investigated for inclusion. We also need to develop relations with evolving influencers and end-users (integrators).

Carol is the perfect leader to apply the information from the industry research and help change EFC. She

  • is already well networked in our industry
  • knows and has worked with EFC staff
  • has chaired EFC’s former Electrical Channel and the EFC Board of Directors
  • has a strong marketing background and can offer strategic expertise
  • understands the emerging technologies (e.g., low-voltage DC power)
  • has strong interpersonal and communication skills

I have known Carol for many years and consider her a good friend. She has my total support in helping her transition into the new position. I encourage you to please give her your support as well. EFC is lucky to have Carol McGlogan as its new president.

Jim Taggart is President, Electro-Federation Canada.

Liteline


With Liteline Head coach Steve Silverstein behind the bench, the team at Liteline recently took to the ice in a Toronto hockey tournament to support an annual charity event Skate for Sarah, raising money for SickKids, One Match and JCC Chai Sports.

By using the avenue of hockey and the Skate for Sarah tournament, the JCCs of Greater Toronto, along with sponsors, supporters like Liteline and friends will raise funds and awareness for some great causes.

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20/20 Vision

David Gordon

For the past couple of years the industrial segment has been “challenged.” Much of this was driven by the decline in the oil and gas market, which had a significant ripple effect. Concurrently, a strong U.S. dollar hurt exports for many OEMs and the agriculture market was soft, further hurting that segment’s equipment market.

Overall, the industrial decline significantly impacted distributors and manufacturers. And a key product category, industrial automation and control, was the most impacted. But according to manufacturers and distributors in many parts of North America, the industrial market appears to be turning. Growth, compared to last year, is coming back. Some is due to increased investment in energy projects.

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Peers & Profiles

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Looking Back

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