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July 31, 2017  
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Companies You Know:


At CIPH's 417th Board Meeting held in Ottawa on June 28, 2017, the applications of EJ as an Associate Manufacturer (Non-voting) and Tom Donaldson Co. Ltd. as a Manufacturers’ Agent (Non-voting) were approved.


Fairview Fittings & Mfg. announces the company has entered into a Master Distributor Partnership Agreement with John Guest USA Inc. 


HeatLink’s ownership and management team announce that the company and its affiliated PEX-a manufacturing facility PexCor Manufacturing Company Inc. have been acquired by Mueller Industries Inc. Co-owners Manfred and Garry Schmidt will continue to lead the company.


Parmenter & Associates and Equipco Ltd. announce that the two companies have joined forces to better serve our industry.


Reliance Worldwide Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Holdrite. 


All people at Royal Building Products now have new email addresses:


Wolseley Canada has opened a new plumbing and HVAC branch at 2935 Highway 104, Antigonish, NS. They have also announced the opening of the company's consolidated plumbing and HVAC/R branch at 45 Hanover St., Saint John, NB.


Zoeller Canada is now operating from their new location at 15 Worthington Dr., Brantford, ON.   


People You Know:


Bradford White Canada announces: Tom Gervais is Director of Specification and Product Development, Dan Milroy is now Director of Sales & Marketing, Rita Franco is now Customer Service Manager, and Wendy Myrie is now Human Resources Manager. 


Group Deschênes announces: Patrick Lanthier is now Vice President - Procurement, Sylvain Vachon is now Vice President Operations - Quebec Region, Louis-Philippe Tremblay is now Vice President & General Manager of the Montreal division of Deschênes et fils, and Donald Michaud is now Vice President & General Manager at Réal Huot, a Groupe Deschênes company.


Reliance Worldwide Canada announces: Rick Proulx is now Business Development Manager, James Humber is now Sales Account Manager - Western Canada, Stephanie Lanteigne is now Sales Account Manager - Quebec & Ottawa Valley, and Bob Shaw is now Sales Account Manager - Greater Toronto Area & Eastern Ontario.


Viqua announces: Adam Pierson is now General ManagerJulia Fikkert is now Business Unit Controller, and Mike Cecchini is now Operations Manager. 


Wolseley Canada announces: Kevin Fancey is now President, Kirk Larson is now Vice President - Human Resources, Cirissa Anderson is Sourcing Manager - Rough Goods, Angelo Brero is Senior Category Manager & Sourcing Manager - Commodities; Mayra Orellana is Product Manager - Rough Plumbing Products, Noaman Shahid is Manager - Indirect Sourcing, and Nevena Kovacic is Product File Analyst - Finished Goods, HVAC/R & Waterworks.


Sandra Barnaud is now Marketing Manager for Saniflo Canada.


Congratulations to Nancy Barden, National Regional Manager, who celebrates 25 years with CIPH and to Elizabeth McCullough, General Manager - Trade Shows, who celebrates 20 years with CIPH.


CIPH announces that Kathy Boonman is now Manager, Operations & Ontario Region.


Michael Boudreau is now the Wholesale Manager with Armstrong Fluid Technology.


Congratulations to Lindsay Brooks, Commercial  Market  Manager/Account Manager Business Development, who is celebrating 30 Years with Universal Supply Co. Inc.


Pat Hayes is now a Sales Representative for Aqua-Tech Sales & Marketing.


Paul Hebert has joined Usines Giant Factories as the company’s Regional Sales Manager for Ontario.


Brent Heinitz is now Regional Sales Manager - Manitoba & Saskatchewan for Canature Watergroup.


Howard Huss has been been appointed as Director of Sales for Canada for Sioux Chief Manufacturing. 


Warren Lowe has been appointed to the position of President of CB Supplies and American Granby. 


Courteney MacNeil has joined Novanni Stainless Inc. as the company’s new Marketing Coordinator. 


Paul McKay is now President and Josh Hopkins is now Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for G.F. Thompson.


Mark Mininch has joined American Standard Brands (A Division of Lixil Water Technology) as Vice President Sales - Trade.


Jon Sillerud has been named the new Vice-President of operations for Uponor North America


Jean-Christian Sylvain is now President of Agences J. Pierre Sylvain Inc.


Laurent Tessier is the new Chief Operating Officer of BMI Canada Inc.

Sylvain Vachon, is now a Corporate Vice President with Groupe Deschênes Inc. 


Joshua Young has joined Conbraco Industries Canada as Market Manager – Commercial Products.





Jon Cumiskey, of JSA Sales Inc. has retired.


Claude Des Rosiers of Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply has retired.



In Memoriam:


Don Axford of Axford Agencies.


Bob Evans of OS&B.


Ron Kelly of A.O. Smith Enterprises Ltd.


David Rowe of Wolseley Canada.

Awards Presented at ABC:


Honourary Life Members
Claude Des Rosiers
of Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply  


Lifetime Service Award

Bob Evans of OS&B

Akbar Makalai of Wolseley Canada.


50 Year Service Award

Tom Woodland of Canplas Industries Ltd. 


Outstanding Service Award

Gerald Halford of Triangle Supply Ltd.




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