Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

March 13, 2017

Robertson Electric Wholesale Welcomes a New Rep to National AccountsKendra Smith will be joining Robertson Electric Wholesale’s Nationals Accounts team as the Key Accounts Rep.

Kendra brings valuable experience and knowledge of the industry.

Among her previous positions, Kendra was VP, Business Development for Connect Gaia and Marketing Manager for Herbal Magic.

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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