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Johnson Controls recognizes channel partners for excellence

June 6, 2016   HPAC Magazine

Master Group

The Master Group Inc. Pictured (left to right) are Michel Ringuet, CEO, Alain Fournier, executive vice-president and Louis St. Laurent, president.

UPDATED The Master Group was among Johnson Controls’ 29 top channel partners who were recently recognized for outstanding achievement during fiscal year 2015. The Best of Brands event was held in Beverly Hills, CA. The Master Group Inc. won the Family of Brands award, which recognizes the Master Group’s roots with the Johnson Controls brands and its ongoing investment in infrastructure, people and inventory to grow their business.

The Family of Brands award acknowledges the group’s performance across York, Coleman, Luxaire, Guardian, Source 1, Ruskin and Titus brands.

No stranger to the winners’ circle, the Quebec-based distributor reclassified as a recipient of the Best Managed Companies in Canada for the sixth consecutive year. The company also received Gold Standard recognition, which is conferred to companies that retain the Best Managed title for over four consecutive years.

In other Master news, the company has opened a branch in Burlington, ON at 5040 Mainway, Unit 8. This is its seventh location in Southwestern Ontario and 27th in Canada. Located north of the QEW between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive, the 7600 sq. ft. facility houses an inventory of the complete Master product offering.

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The Master Group’s 7600 sq. ft. facility in Burlington, ON.

“In executing our Ontario expansion plan it was critical that Master offer local service to contractors serving the expanding communities of Burlington, Oakville, Dundas, Waterdown and Milto,” said Greg Gamble, regional vice president (central Canada).

Branch director Doug Hines, who is a 24-year wholesale veteran, was instrumental in the successful launch of Master’s Mississauga branch in 2013. He will be assisted by 13-year industry veteran Essam El Tawil who has relocated from Master’s Rexdale branch and new recruit Mark Johnson who joins the company from the contracting field.