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From 1 employee and a “Panic Wagon” to 60 years of Gerrie Electric


January 5, 2018
By Anthony Capkun
Team Gerrie: past, present and future. Photo A. Capkun.

January 5, 2018 – Last fall, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. asked friends and customers to help them celebrate 60 years of business by attending one of their 60th anniversary selling and education shows.

Gerrie held one “$alebrating the Past, Connecting the Future” event in Kitchener and one in Oakville, with EBMag attending the latter. There was great attendance and activity in both the tradeshow hall as well as the education sessions. CHECK OUT our photo gallery for shots of the people and solutions in these locations.

But the highlight for me was sitting down with Heather and Elaine—daughters of Gerrie Electric founder Ken (who is turning 90 this year!)—to learn what it was like growing up in the Gerrie household and getting into the industry, and to hear their thoughts on “The 3G” and the distributor’s next 60 years. CHECK OUT my video for those highlights.

Congratulations, Gerrie Electric, on your 60th anniversary!

Photos A. Capkun. See yourself in this gallery? Want a copy? Email acapkun@annexweb.com .