By Anthony Capkun
October 2, 2015 (updated Oct. 14, 2015) – IMARK Canada member distributors and suppliers recently held their annual general meeting in Toronto, with IMARK Group president and CEO Bob Smith commenting, “We are very excited to be part of the Canadian electrical industry and we were thrilled with the meeting… both the supplier support and member engagement”.
The Canada team provided an update on the current organization as well as the plans for growth in 2016 and beyond. During the meeting, both distributors and suppliers participated in networking groups, as well as numerous one-on-one meeting sessions.
At the closing dinner, Bob Smith announced the winners of the Member of the Year and Supplier of the Year awards. Congratulations to Paul Wolf Lighting & Electrical Supply Ltd. (photo 1), earning Member of the Year based on criteria related to their participation and purchase growth with IMARK Canada suppliers; and to Standard Products Inc. (Photo 2), which earned the Supplier of the Year award based on criteria related to their participation and sales growth with IMARK Canada members.
Also during the meeting, key executives from 18 manufacturers in Canada took part in the IMARK Canada Product Stampede.
Executives had five minutes to present a key product with growth potential to the members of IMARK Canada. Distributor member executives then rated each supplier based on the quality of the presentation and the perceived sales potential of the product being demonstrated.
First place went to Visioneering presenters Mark Banducci and Bruce Ramsay, who discussed the company’s LHBC LED fixture product line. Juno Lighting Group, featuring Darrin Hoyle and the company’s LB LED Troffer Luminaire line, came in second. And Standard Products, featuring Jason Prevost who presented the FlexLed product line, scored the third place title.
PHOTO 1 Paul Wolf (left to right, back): Fernando Soares, Enzo Petrone, Mark Pettipas; (left to right, front) Craig Lockwood, Cosimo Amato, Leslie Clarke and Bob Smith (IMARK). Photo courtesy IMARK Canada.
PHOTO 2 Standard Products (left to right) Bob Smith (IMARK), Jason Prevost and Eric Gravelle. Photo courtesy IMARK Canada.