Over 20 Years of Growing Stronger
Our operations in Canada began over 20 years ago and today represents over 20% of our volume. AD continues to grow 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 grown 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. And 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 Canada Industrial
AD Industrial distributors and suppliers are progressive market leaders with a passion to grow their businesses and increase their profitability by working together. AD Industrial has been active in Canada since 1995.
Committed to Growth
The scale of our Industrial Division 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.
The AD Difference
AD 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.
Meet the AD Canada Industrial Division Team
View BioJack TemplinPresident, AD Industrial Division
View BioTom BlueVP, Member Relations and Marketing
View BioBrian CarrollVP, Supplier Relations
View BioTim BabcockConversion Program Manager
AD Canada Industrial 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.
Industrial Supply Co. Inc.
N.H. Bragg & Sons
AIS Industrial & Construction Supply
Industrial Supply Company
Alro Industrial Supply
Martin Industrial Supply
W.P. & R.S. Mars
Stellar Industrial Supply
Turner Supply Co.
The Product Committee reviews and approves prospective and existing manufacturers, ensuring they are consistent with the organization’s mission and commitments.
The Membership Sub-Committee’s primary mission is to review and approve prospective candidates for membership. Additionally, they develop the membership criteria and requirements for both prospective and existing members in order to maintain and enhance AD’s position as the number one industrial supply marketing group in North America.
The Supplier Advisory Council offers AD management independent advice and recommendations on a wide range of subjects including strategic industry trends, opportunities to enhance manufacturer/distributor partnerships, and methods to generate reductions in channel costs.
The Industrial Supply Division supplyFORCE Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from each Industrial Supply Division Network and provides focus, direction and communication between the supplyFORCE Board and Industrial distributors regarding national account opportunities specific to the division.