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We are more than electrical supply
Gerrie is a Canadian, family owned company founded by Ken Gerrie in 1957. Built on the tradition of service, Gerrie has since become one of the largest independent electrical distributors in Canada. Today, the Electrical Supply division is still the cornerstone of our business adding Lighting Solutions, Automation, Project Services, Supply Chain Services, Data Comm Solutions and Process Group divisions to address the growing demands and evolving requirements of the industry.
Gerrie Electric Memorial Scholarship Award - 2013 Recipients
October 18, 2013- Congratulations to Muhammad Raza and Cindy Chen for winning this year's scholarship award.
From Left to Right: Jim Gilmore, London Branch Manager, Carmen Stewart CMO & EVP Sales, Elaine Gerrie Co-President & CEO, Muhammad Raza student Sir Wilfred Laurier, Ken Gerrie Chairman, Cindy Chen student Ivey School of Business, Heather Gerrie Co-President & CEO, Richard Solonenko CFO & EVP Operations, Jean Greaves, Director of HR.
"Thank you so much for arranging the luncheon and coming to London to congratulate Muhammad and me on our scholarship! Gerrie Electric and Electro-Federation Canada's commitment to supporting students means more than you could imagine. I applied to the scholarship program because I needed help paying for school; when I found out that I had been selected to receive an award, it was reassuring to know that hard work pays off and generous donors like you are here to support me. Thank you once again!
It was truly a pleasure to chat with the Gerrie team about career paths and your company; you were all so welcoming and Muhammad and I instantly felt like we belonged to the group.
"I am excited, and both honored to have been granted the Gerrie Memorial Scholarship. Receiving the scholarship will help reduce my financial burden and provide assistance to me as I pursue my studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in the business program. I appreciate your confidence in me, and willingness to contribute towards my future. I am forever in debt, and words cannot convey how grateful I am.
It was a pleasure meeting the Gerrie Electric team and the foundation that builds upon its success. I appreciate your commitment and taking time out of your schedule to arrange the event. Gerrie Electric employees are truly an inspiration to budding students in university and college. They are the epitome of good 'corporate' citizens.
The meeting has helped me open doors to different fields, industries and careers. It has truly widened my scope and perspective. I would have never known there are opportunities for business students in the electric industry if it weren't for the scholarship. As they often say, knowing is only half the battle.
Once again, thank-you for investing in my future. I am forever thankful for the scholarship, and the opportunities provided by the Gerrie Electric and the Electro Federation of Canada. Your generosity truly does make a difference."
To learn more about the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program please visitelectrofed.com.
Gerrie purchases assets of Watt's Electrical Supplies and Solutions Inc.
Burlington, Ontario - September 3, 2013- Gerrie Electric, a market leader in South Central Ontario in electrical, automation, lighting, IP network and clean energy, is very pleased to announce they have purchased assets of Watt's Electrical Supplies and Solutions Inc., effective September 1, 2013.
Watt's Electrical Supplies was founded in early 2008 in Alliston Ontario serving commercial, industrial and residential markets. Watt's Electrical Supplies will continue to operate under the direction of the current Branch Manager, Graham Watt. Graham says, "I am extremely excited about joining the Gerrie team with my son Andrew. With Gerrie’s breadth of product, inventories, technical specialists and services we look forward to continuing to grow the business in the region."
Gerrie Raises $25,000 for Canadian Diabetes Association in 2012!
January 28, 2013- We are a proud supporter of Canadian Diabetes and we are delighted to report that we raised $25,000 for the association in 2012!
Left to Right: Melanie Vickers, Carmen Stewart, Elaine Gerrie, Kerry Bruder (CDA), Ken Gerrie, Bill Gregory (CDA), Heather Gerrie, Richard Solonenko and Joanna Kwant
Elaine Gerrie-Valentini Named New EFC Chair
Electro-Federation has been important to the success of Gerrie and we support this great Canadian association; without it we would not have the opportunities to share best practices, network with our competitors and our very valued current and potential suppliers, keep abreast of the many changes to our economy, legislation as it relates to us and the electrical industry, and opportunities to influence our industry’s direction.
LADDER AUTOMAÇÃO of Sao Paulo to give EDGE a foundation for growth in Latin America
July 24 2012- EDGE Investment Partners LLC has acquired a majority interest in LADDER AUTOMAÇÃO INDUSTRIAL LTDA which operates primarily in the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Ladder is an authorized distributor for Belden, Cognex, Comtrol, Data-Linc Group, Fluke, Fluke Networks, Panduit, ProSoft Technology, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Software, Shimpo and Tektronix.
The LADDER headquarters in Sao Caetano do Sul, the branch locations in Sao Jose dos Campos and Sorocaba and the Rio de Janeiro branch are included in the acquisition. Additional branch locations will be considered as a part of the growth plan for the business.
Speaking on behalf of the EDGE members, Elaine Gerrie, Co-President & CEO of Gerrie Electric elaborated, “We are excited to have LADDER to be the first EDGE company partner. They have a strong team which in combination with support from the EDGE members creates the foundation for tremendous growth.”
EDGE Investment Partners is a Limited Liability Corporation developed and owned by a group of North American based distributor members. The focus of EDGE, an acronym for Electrical Distribution Global Enterprise, is to build a network of distribution company partners outside of North America.
As the industrial market in Brazil continues to grow, the demand is increasing for electrical distributors to fill the supply chain and technical value-add needs of customers. The EDGE members have significant experience that can accelerate the capabilities of potential partner companies like LADDER to serve those needs.
EDGE Investment Partners LLC
June 20, 2012- Citing an opportunity to “leverage their combined distribution expertise and scale”, 11 electrical and automation distributors have formedEDGE Investment Partners LLC. An acronym for Electrical Distribution Global Enterprise, EDGE aims to build a network of distribution company partners outside of North America to satisfy the increased demand for “electrical distributors to fill the supply chain and technical value-add needs of customers”. “We are excited to create this new opportunity for the members while taking advantage of our strengths to work with potential distribution partners and suppliers to advance our industry globally,” said board member John Burke of Kirby Risk.
EDGE founding members include: French Gerleman Electric Co.; Gerrie Electric Wholesale International Inc.; Horizon Solutions LLC; Kendall Electric Inc.; Kirby Risk Corp.; McNaughton-McKay Electric Co.; North Coast Electric Co.; Revere Electric Supply Co.; The Reynolds Company; Van Meter Industrial Inc.; and Werner Electric Supply Co.
As of August 1, 2012, Bob Eisenbrown will become the CEO of EDGE. According to the group, Bob has over 30 years of global experience in the industrial electrical and automation business with Rockwell Automation, ABB and Eaton. EDGE will be headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisc.
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Celebrating Canadian Family and Business in Style!
On Thursday, March 25, 2010, CAFE (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) Members and Friends came together to celebrate family business. We are proud to announce Gerrie has won the Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement Award. This award honors our contributions to the community and recognizes the challenges and successes we've had as a family business.
Pictured above left to right are: Allen S. Taylor, CAFE GTA President, Riz Ahmad, VP RBC Royal Bank,
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