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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 & Safety

AD Industrial & Safety distributors and suppliers are progressive market leaders with a passion to grow their businesses and increase their profitability by working together.



Committed to Growth

The scale of our Industrial & Safety 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.

AD Warehousing

AD’s 40,000-square-foot warehouse location in Mississauga, ON is available to all Canadian AD divisions.
Learn more here: Distributor Warehousing | Supplier Warehousing

Meet the AD Canada Industrial & Safety Team

  • Rob Dewar View Bio
    Rob Dewar
    AD Canada
  • John Morrison View Bio
    John Morrison
    Vice President,
    Supplier Relations
    Industrial & Safety Division
  • 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
FK Machinery
Guy Desroches
Pat Heaphy
Soucie Salo Safety
Mark Levac
Levac Supply
Guy Lord
President / CEO
PR Distribution
Jim Miernicke
Strategic Business Manager
Canadian Bearings
Debbie Reid
Runnalls Industries Inc.
Kelly Robertson
Safety Express
Scott Simpson
S.B. Simpson Group
Martin Tremblay
Glenn Watt
Chief Financial Officer
Tenaquip Ltd.