Electrical Business


EECOL’s Chris Sawatzky takes home Universal’s Panasonic Viera

June 20, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

June 19, 2012 – Thanks to a special promotion from Universal Lighting Technologies exclusively for IED member companies, three grand-prize winners are taking home brand-new Panasonic electronics, including an LCD HDTV, a digital camera, and a Blu-Ray DVD player. Another 51 salespersons at distributor locations throughout Canada earned themselves a $25 Visa Reward card.

The promotional rewards program was launched by Universal to celebrate being named an IED Approved Supplier for 2012, following a rigorous, 10-step process that requires manufacturers to demonstrate their dedication to the distribution channel in Canada in regard to volume of sales, reliability, customer service and promotional marketing programs.

Through this exclusive program, distributor sales staff qualified for a $25 Visa Reward card by completing all six online classes through Universal’s e-Learning Center. Then, their names were automatically entered into a random draw for one of three grand prizes.

Chris Sawatzky (middle of photo) of EECOL Electric in Winkler, Man., won the Panasonic LCD HDTV. Rob Klingbeil of Robertson Electric Wholesale in Hamilton, Ont., took home the Panasonic digital camera. And Michael Blake of McLoughlan Supplies Ltd. in Corner Brook, N.L., won the Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD player.


“We’re thrilled to hit the ground running with IED and to get so many independent distributors involved with our promotional programs and educational opportunities,” said Lazar Petrov, director, distribution & OEM regional sales, Canada, for Universal Lighting Technologies. “Programs like this demonstrate our commitment to the Canadian market and our partners in the distribution chain.”

Universal Lighting Technologies is a player in ballasts and controls for commercial lighting applications, including electronic linear fluorescent, HID and eHID, compact fluorescent, LED, and more.

Photo (left to right): Jason Thor of Thor Technical Sales; Chris Sawatzky of EECOL Electric; Chris Eckertt of Universal Lighting Technologies.

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