The house
that service built.

As the largest independently owned electrical wholesale distributor in Southwestern Ontario, Electrozad Supply offers a full range of electrical and electrical-related products from some of the premier manufacturers in Canada and the United States.

 

From products to complete project solutions, we provide customers with a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ total source for their electrical needs.

Our History

Early 1950’s
Joseph Ozad leaves his full time job at Demers Electric with the promise of managing a new Westinghouse Electric branch in Windsor. The company ultimately decides not to open a location, leaving Joseph without a job. With his prior experience in the electrical industry, Mr. Ozad decides to establish his own business.

 

While traveling to Detroit in order to fill orders, Mr. Ozad meets Sam Newman, the owner of Puritan Electric. When Mr. Ozad learns of Newman’s desire to establish a business in Canada, the pair become partners. Established in the electrical industry, Mr. Newman brings to the business many key industry suppliers and it is through these contacts that Electrozad becomes the first independent electrical distributor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


1955
In April 1955, Joseph Ozad incorporates the company and Electrozad Supply Company Limited is born.


1956
The business aligns with well-known automation company, Allen-Bradley, to become the first distributor of their product line east of the Manitoba border. Business growth prompts the need for Electrozad to hire its first salesperson, Bryan Smith.

1961
The company expands its boundaries with the opening of a location in Sarnia, a market rich in petrol-chemical opportunity. Electrozad Supply Co. (Sarnia) Limited is established to provide service to customers of the ‘Chemical Valley.’

1971
Electrozad Supply Co. (London) Limited opens its doors to become the third branch of the company. The London location services the growing automotive, institutional, and food and beverage industries in the area.


1972
Electrozad joins Copel, an organization that unites 16 of Canada’s leading electrical distributors. The consortium enables the companies to combine resources, experience, and purchasing volume to compete more effectively with national distributors.

1977
Bryan Smith purchases the company from Mr. Ozad and Mr. Newman and as president, plays a significant role in the expansion of Electrozad’s product line and growth into additional markets.

 

1978
The Electrozad founder, Joseph Ozad, passes away.

1982
The board of directors announces the appointment of Bryan Smith as Chairman of the Board, and William C. Smith as President.

 

1986

The Windsor location expands and moves into an updated, modern facility with state-of-the-art training capabilities for the staff and customers to be educated on new product information.

 

A new branch of the company opens in Chatham in order to service the mixed industrial community of Chatham-Kent.

 

1987

Electrozad Windsor is honoured by the City of Windsor with a Civic Beautification Award.

1991
London opens its second branch in order to to provide service from a convenient location in the city’s vibrant and diverse downtown core. The addition involves the acquisition of Ellis & Howard, another independent electrical distributor.

Electrozad Windsor receives two distinct honours including Company of the Year by the Windsor and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, and the Chrysler Q-1 Award for commitment to quality and excellence.


1992
Electrozad’s Chairman of The Board, Bryan Smith, passes away.


1993
As a member of Copel, Electrozad joins Affiliated Distributors and becomes part of the largest electrical marketing group in North America.

Sarnia receives a Business Achievement Award from the Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.


1996
A centralized computer system is installed connecting all of the locations to achieve a seamless flow of business transactions.

Windsor is honoured by Chrysler Canada with the Chrysler Gold Pentastar Award in recognition of superior performance as a supplier.


1999
The ISO 9002 Quality Management System Certificate of Registration by KPMG is achieved at all locations.

2001
Company President, William Smith, wins an AD Recognition of Excellence Award for his consistent dedication to Electrozad and the industry as a whole.

 

 

2006

London relocates from their location on Colborne street to Adelaide Street North.



2008
Electrozad is honoured by AD, earning the Affiliate of the Year Award for Canada at their annual North American meeting.

2012
Stelpro awards Electrozad with their Recognizing Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance.

 

2014
Centerline recognizes Electrozad with an award for supporting the development and creation of the Donald Beneteau Center of Excellence.

 

Habitat For Humanity of Windsor present Electrozad with a Windsor-Essex Community Partner Award for their years of support to the Habit Annual Builds.

 

2015
Affiliated Distributors awards William C. Smith the Member of the Year for Leadership Award at their North American Meetings Awards Banquet.

 

2016
Electrozad is recognized by the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce earning their Business Excellence Award for Mid-Size Company of the Year.

 

2017
William C. Smith is recognized by Electro-Federation Canada receiving their Industry Recognition Award.