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Nearly Three Decades of Growing Stronger

Established in 2021, the AD Canada business unit was formed to bring together three 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, and Electrical Canada, seeks to invest in the futures of its partners’ operations.

Our operations in Canada began over three decades ago and has evolved to represent over 32% of our current Canadian volume. AD’s growth continues to prevail through successful mergers and an ever-expanding network of independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners.

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 Industrial & Safety-Canada Division

For nearly three decades, AD Industrial & Safety-Canada distributors and suppliers have been progressive market leaders with a passion to grow their businesses and increase their profitability by working together.

Committed to Growth

The scale of Industrial & Safety-Canada allows our members to compete toe-to-toe with the national chains while still offering the benefits that come from doing business with a strong independent distributor. As always, we are passionate about delivering above market growth and increased profitability to both our distributor members and our supplier partners.

AD Canada has the programs, procedures and people needed to accelerate your growth, increase your profitability, and deliver vital insights and innovative ideas that move your 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 Industrial & Safety-Canada Team

AD Industrial & Safety 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
  • John Morrison View Bio
    John Morrison
    Vice President,
    Supplier Relations
    Industrial & Safety Division
    Canada
  • Brad Harper View Bio
    Brad Harper
    Vice President,
    Finance & Operations
    AD Canada
  • Darryl Lee View Bio
    Darryl Lee
    Marketing Manager
    AD Canada

AD Canada Industrial & Safety 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.

 

Dan Amatruda
Senior Vice-President
Weber Supply
John K. Byles
President
FK Machinery
Guy Desroches
President
Confian
Pat Heaphy
Vice-President
Soucie Salo Safety
Mark Levac
President
Levac Supply
Guy Lord
President / CEO
PR Distribution
Jim Miernicke
Strategic Business Manager
Canadian Bearings
Debbie Reid
President
Runnalls Industries Inc.
Kelly Robertson
President
Safety Express
Scott Simpson
President
S.B. Simpson Group
Martin Tremblay
President
SPI
Glenn Watt
Chief Financial Officer
Tenaquip Ltd.