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Jim Taggart retiring from Imark Canada presidency

November 2, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

November 2, 2023 – After many years across numerous aspects of the electrical industry, Jim Taggart has announced he is retiring effective December 31.

Taggart currently serves as president of Imark Canada; part of Imark Group, it is a member-owned, member-governed marketing group for electrical and lighting distributors.

“There is a deep admiration from not only the Imark Canada members, but the whole industry, for Jim,” said Leslie Clarke, president of Paul Wolf Lighting and Electrical Ltd., and Imark Canada board member. “On behalf of Imark Canada members, we thank Jim for everything he has done for Imark Canada. Without Jim, our recent growth and success might not have been possible.”

During his tenure as president, the number of member distributors doubled.


Taggart’s electrical industry experience stretches back to 1983, when he served in the role of vice-president, Marketing, with Thomas & Betts. In the 2000s, he served as president of Legrand Canada, followed by a brief stint with Sonepar Canada as vice-president, Vendor Relations, before becoming president of Electro-Federation Canada.

Jim Taggart (far right) with the team from Mersen Toronto Canada Inc. at Imark Canada’s September 2023 meeting in Ottawa.

He joined Imark Canada as president in December 2017.

“I would like to thank the members, suppliers, and the Imark staff for their support over the past seven years. It has been a pleasure working with them,” said Taggart, who will stay on until a replacement is found to ensure a smooth transition.

Imark Canada has commenced the search for Jim’s replacement.

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