AD forms Canadian business unit
January 29, 2021 | By HPAC Magazine
Rob Dewar has been promoted to president of AD Canada, responsible for AD’s Canada Plumbing & Heating, Electrical-Canada and Industrial & Safety-Canada divisions.
AD, the North American contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, has established AD Canada as a distinct business unit, serving the more than 150 members of its three Canada-based divisions.
Rob Dewar, current president of the Industrial & Safety-Canada Division, has been promoted to president of AD Canada, responsible for more than 20 full-time Canadian-based associates supporting AD’s Electrical-Canada, Industrial & Safety-Canada, and Canada Plumbing & Heating divisions, as well as the AD Canada warehouse and meeting centre that opened last summer.
“Establishing the AD Canada business unit is a very clear signal that our leadership and board of directors are committed to the continued growth of our members and supplier partners in the Canadian market,” said AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg.
Dewar, based in Mississauga, will report directly to Weisberg.
“Our Canadian businesses continue to grow organically and through acquisition, so bringing our AD Canada team together as a strategic business unit in our new Ontario head office and distribution center is a natural next step,” added Tim Horsman, president and CEO of Canada-based E.B. Horsman & Son and AD Board Director.