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Fueled by Growth

Established in 2021, the AD Canada business unit was formed to bring together four distinct Canadian AD divisions under one umbrella, with the committed goal of maximizing the growth and success of each division’s member and supplier partners. With a strong emphasis on overall impact, this business unit, which is comprised of AD Industrial & Safety - Canada, Plumbing & Heating - Canada, Electrical - Canada, and Building Supplies - Canada, seeks to invest in the futures of its partners’ operations.

AD’s Canadian operations began over three decades ago and have evolved to account for over 20% of AD’s total business with both distributor members and supplier partners steadily outpacing the market. The Canadian market represents a significant focus for AD and continued growth, in current and new markets, is a cornerstone of our long-term strategic plan and success.

All of our members are Canadian owned and operated. They are local market leaders with a passion for growing their businesses through entrepreneurial thinking and strong service. As we’ve expanded together, so has our ability to create efficiencies and invest in the people and the programs that drive growth and profitability.

Every AD Canada member and supplier has a real voice in our operations. Through their AD Canada divisional boards, they oversee local operations and control all programmatic decisions. Our dedicated local associates are passionate about ensuring the success of our members and suppliers in their home country.

As we look to the future, we believe that AD is uniquely positioned to help independents and suppliers across Canada grow and prosper in an age of increasing consolidation, globalization, and channel convergence. We look forward to continuing to grow stronger, together.

AD Building Supplies - Canada Division

Through partnership and a shared passion for growth, AD Building Supplies - Canada members and suppliers outperform the market and work together to increase profitability.

AD Building Supplies - Canada distributors and supplier partners represent the best-of-the best in their industry, leading the way in investment and innovation.

Stronger Together

Our scale helps our members compete with national chains while benefitting from the flexibility that comes from being a strong independent. AD Building Supplies - Canada members come together to achieve market growth, share best practices, and win together.

AD Canada’s programs and leadership team are here to help independents accelerate growth and push their business forward.


AD Education Centre

The AD Education Centre is a one stop e-learning platform in which our members have access to online training and educational webinars on industry products from our supplier partners. Having access to the program anytime and anywhere, the AD Education Centre is a vital resource in helping new hires and current employees enhance their product knowledge and in turn develop their career.


AD Warehousing

AD’s 40,000-square-foot Canadian warehouse located in Mississauga, ON proudly supports all AD Canada members.
Learn more here: Distributor Warehousing | Supplier Warehousing


AD Canada Training Centre

AD’s spacious training centre located in Mississauga, ON functions as a ‘home away from home’ for AD Canada’s valued members and suppliers. The space is available for sales meetings, supplier trainings, executive sessions, or anytime you and your team are seeking a change of scenery!

Meet the AD Building Supplies - Canada Team

AD Building Supplies - Canada is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.

  • Rob Dewar View Bio
    Rob Dewar
    President
    AD Canada
  • Paul Williams View Bio
    Paul Williams
    Vice President
    AD Building Supplies
    Canada
  • Brad Harper View Bio
    Brad Harper
    Vice President,
    Finance & Operations
    AD Canada
  • Cindy Sliwocki View Bio
    Cindy Sliwocki
    Controller
    AD Building Supplies
    Canada
  • Darryl Lee View Bio
    Darryl Lee
    Director of Marketing
    AD Canada
  • Tanner Dewar View Bio
    Tanner Dewar
    Member and Supplier Programs Manager
    AD Canada
  • Lynda Rideout View Bio
    Lynda Rideout
    Customer Service Supervisor
    AD Canada
  • Haly Baran View Bio
    Haly Baran
    Marketing & Communications Specialist
    AD Canada

AD Building Supplies - Canada Divisional Board of Directors

Each AD division has their own Board of Directors and committees that are made up of AD distributors and suppliers who vote on industry-related decisions and provide strategic and tactical input into all major areas of the organization’s operations.

Mike Burkart
Manager
Bernardi Building Supply
Dante DiGiovanni
President
Blair Building Materials
Greg Drouillard
President
Target Building Materials
Steve Guglietti
Vice President
Pro Con Building Supplies
Len Hewson
Owner
Hewson Brothers Building Supply
Gary Sangha
General Manager
Crown Building Materials