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Growing Stronger, Together

Established in 2021, the AD Canada business unit was formed to bring together four 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, Electrical - Canada, and Building Supplies - Canada, seeks to invest in the futures of its partners’ operations.

AD’s Canadian operations began over three decades ago and have evolved to account a significant portion of AD’s total business with both distributor members and supplier partners steadily outpacing the market. The Canadian market represents a focus for AD and continued growth, in current and new markets, is a cornerstone of our long-term strategic plan and success.

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 Plumbing & Heating - Canada 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 50,000-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
    AD Canada
  • Darryl Lee View Bio
    Darryl Lee
    Vice President, Marketing
    AD Canada
  • Brad Harper View Bio
    Brad Harper
    Vice President,
    Finance & Operations
    AD Canada
  • Tanner Dewar View Bio
    Tanner Dewar
    Director of Operations
    AD Canada
  • Haly Baran View Bio
    Haly Baran
    Manager, Marketing & Communications
    AD Canada
  • Lynda Rideout View Bio
    Lynda Rideout
    Customer Service Supervisor
    AD 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.


Paul Adema
President & General Manager
Howell Pipe & Supply
Norm Bajwa
Senior Vice President, Plumbing Sales
Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd.
Martin Deschênes
Vice President of the Board Groupe Deschênes
Groupe Deschênes Inc.
Francois Deschênes
President & CEO
Groupe Deschênes Inc.
Steve Drummond
Source Atlantic
Eric Finlay
Andrew Sheret Purchasing Ltd.
Richard Hopkins
Smith Stockley Ltd.
John Ivany
President & General Manager
James G. Crawford Ltd.
Patrick Lanthier
Vice President of Procurement
Groupe Deschênes Inc.
Martin Lower
President & CEO
Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd.
Peter Malo
Nelco Inc.
Dan Miller
VP Purchasing
Andrew Sheret Purchasing Ltd.
Mark Mininch
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Marks Supply Inc.
Shea Robinson
President & CEO
Dermot Strong
Refrigerative Supply Limited
Joe Virone
Central Plumbing Supply Inc.
Jared Wig
Aquifer Distribution Ltd.
Brian Williams
General Manager
Smith Stockley Ltd.