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Growing Stronger, Together

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.

As AD Canada’s newest division, Plumbing & Heating-Canada’s operations commenced in 2019 and has quickly grown to represent over 37% 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 Plumbing & Heating-Canada Division

The most dynamic and innovative group of independent plumbing and heating distributors nationally, AD Plumbing & Heating Canada is committed to accelerated growth and collective success for its valued members and suppliers.

Growing Together

The best way to grow any business is to build a great team and work with great companies. AD Canada Plumbing & Heating is made up of market-leading distributors and suppliers who are dedicated to working together in the pursuit of excellence, growth and prosperity.

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 warehouse location in Mississauga, ON is available to all Canadian AD divisions.
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 Plumbing & Heating-Canada Team

AD Plumbing & Heating 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
  • Brad Harper View Bio
    Brad Harper
    Vice President,
    Finance & Operations
    AD Canada
  • Darryl Lee View Bio
    Darryl Lee
    Marketing Manager
    AD Canada
  • Caroline Ebeid View Bio
    Caroline Ebeid
    Marketing & Program Specialist
    Electrical and Plumbing & Heating Divisions
    Canada

AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Divisional Board of Directors

The AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Divisional Board sets divisional strategy and reviews and approves divisional programs, new members and new manufacturers. The Board is composed of representatives from each AD Canada Plumbing & Heating network.

 

Eric Findlay
Co-Chairman
Canada Plumbing & Heating
Martin Deschênes
Vice President of the Board
Groupe Deschênes, Inc.
Francois Deschênes
President & CEO
Groupe Deschênes Inc.
Steve Drummond
President
Source Atlantic
James Ivany
President & General Manager
James G. Crawford
Peter Malo
President
Nelco
Neil McDougall
President
The Master Group
Dan Miller
VP Purchasing
Andrew Sheret Purchasing Ltd.
Shea Robinson
President
B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
Duncan Stacey
President & CEO
Howell Pipe & Supply
Robin Todd
President
Marks Supply
Joe Virone
President
Central Plumbing
Robert Whitty
CEO & President
Bartle & Gibson
Glenn Wig
President
Aquifer Distribution
Brian Williams
General Manager
Smith Stockley