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Philips announces Philips Light Sources and Electronics name, organizational changes


January 12, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

January 12, 2012 – Earlier this week, Philips Lighting Canada revealed that the Philips lamps, lighting controls, and electronics business will now be known as Philips Light Sources and Electronics, which helps to “better differentiate and reflect market focus”.

Pierre Legare, director of professional sales, Philips Light Sources & Electronics Canada, also announced several organizational changes:

Steven Stanton has been appointed to the position of senior manager, distribution sales, Central for Philips Light Sources & Electronics Canada, where he will oversee the commercial activities for the Ontario sales team.  Prior to joining Philips, Stanton was working as sales supervisor for Thomas & Betts in the greater Toronto market.

“Philips business in western Canada has grown significantly and due to the strategic importance of this area, a new sales region has been created to ensure management decision making and strategy remain at the regional level.  Effective immediately, the western region will be split into 2 sales regions – BC and Midwest,” explained Legare.

Don Gifford has been appointed to the position of senior manager, distribution sales, British Columbia for Philips Light Sources & Electronics Canada.  Gifford will oversee the commercial activities for the BC sales team. He has been a Philips account manager for the last six years.

Norm Henze has been appointed to the position of senior manager, distribution sales, Midwest for Philips Light Sources & Electronics Canada, and will oversee the commercial activities for the Midwest sales team. He has been a Philips account manager for the last 28 years.

Paul Cote will continue as the senior manager, distribution sales, Quebec and Atlantic Regions for Philips Lighting Sources & Electronics Canada.

In their new roles, Stanton, Gifford, and Henze will be responsible for developing the strategy and directing the sales activities for the distribution channel within their respective regions.  All will report directly to Legare.