Electrozad’s Evolution – The 2000s

January 2012

Electrozad Honors Ideal Industries with their A-D FMS Supplier of the Year!

At their recent AD Field Marketing Summit (FMS), Electrozad Supply Company  awarded Ideal Industries the “Electrozad AD 2011 FMS Supplier of the Year”.  This award is given out to FMS Supplier Partners in recognition of their outstanding support and performance to all the Electrozad locations.

According to Bill Smith, President of Electrozad, “Ideal has been a Field Marketing Summit Partner for the last 3 years; in 2011 they completed all of their Field Marketing Activity Plans and Promotions on time; their marketing processes, creativity and execution of their plans far exceeded our expectations; and their sales grew 26% with Electrozad over 2010!”

Pictured above from Ideal Industries with some of the Electrozad Team is Bill Stephens, Regional Sales Manager, Central & Eastern Canada and Steve Beck, Area Sales Manager, Southwestern Ontario along with Chris Scott, Vice President AD Canada.

Congratulations to Ideal Industries, who have now joined past winners of the Electrozad AD FMS Supplier of the Year Award – Philips Lighting Canada (2009) and Canlyte, Inc  (2010).

“Electrozad and Cooper Crouse Hinds make a difference with a $10,000 donation to two local charities!” (For Release February 27, 2009)

Electrozad spearheaded a local campaign “Help Us Help People” by joining forces with their customers and supplier Cooper Crouse-Hinds to support cancer research and services for terminally ill and bereaved clients.

On February 27th, 2009, Electrozad Supply Co. (Sarnia) Limited and Cooper Crouse Hinds will be donating $5000 to the Canadian Cancer Society and $5000 to the St. Joseph’s Hospice on behalf of their two largest contributors to the target number from their “Help Us Help People” promotion namely Imperial Oil Limited and DMW Instrumentation.

Electrozad Supply Co. (Sarnia) Limited, 625 Scott Rd at 10 a.m. February 27

During the months of July 1, 2008 to December 15, 2008 any Crouse Hinds item that was purchased from Electrozad contributed to this campaign so Electrozad wishes to thank ALL their customers.

This is a good news story; in tough economic times, one local company finds an innovative way to make a difference with two charities united for a common cause!

Information regarding the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Joseph’s Hospice

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

The Society raises much-needed funds for cancer research, leading to breakthroughs in cancer prevention and treatment. As Lynda Short, a breast cancer survivor and volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, says “I’m walking proof that research works.   I, for one, have been treated with the latest of the most up-to-date of chemotherapies and currently I am participating in a clinical trial; without funding for research we would not come as far as we have in beating this disease”. I can give much credit for my survival to Canadian Cancer Society funded research”.

In addition to research, the Society provides support through free transportation to patients, driving over 220,000 kilometres last year for patients in Sarnia Lambton. The Society also provides one to one support by matching patients and families with cancer survivors as well as through a variety of support groups (breast, prostate and blood cancers) right here in Sarnia Lambton. Our volunteers also provide much needed support at the oncology clinic at Bluewater Health. Additional support is available from our cancer information specialists who answer hundreds of questions on a daily basis from patients, families, and the public and health care professionals about how to reduce risk; about early detection and treatment.  The Society has also funded more than $4.3 Million since 2003 into research related to environmental and occupational causes of cancer; a matter of key importance to residents of Lambton County

St. Joseph’s Hospice is a volunteer driven; community based non denominational organization supporting individuals, their families and friends who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, while providing a place of comfort and care during this critical time. Group grief and bereavement programs are offered weekly at no cost to those attending. We also offer a Children’s “Caring Heart’s Program” to children who are facing a terminal illness themselves or have lost someone significant to them. St. Joseph’s Hospice is currently building a 10 bed residence for individuals who are in the end stage of life.  The residence will provide a home like atmosphere where individuals will be surrounded by family, friends and highly trained care providers. Individuals are very much encouraged to bring in their own mementos, photos and other items to personalize their room. Each bedroom will accommodate family members who wish to stay overnight. The residence will also include family/reflection room, kitchen and dining area, gardens and a resident spa. “This is a place for people who want to be at home but can’t in the final phase of life. We will make sure it feels like a home away from home as much as possible.” stated Dr. Glen Maddison.

Electrozad Supply Co. (London) Limited celebrates 35 years service in the London area!


On April 3, Electrozad Supply Co. (London) Limited relocated from the Downtown London Colborne Street Branch to 41 Adelaide Street North – UNIT 87.

In February 2004, William Smith, President of Electrozad Supply Company Limited, announced Mr. Bob Lake is our new “Quality Management Representative” for all Electrozad Locations. Bob has successfully completed the ISO Lead Auditor training and will be taking on the responsibilities of driving our new ISO Quality Management Program. This will include all ISO training, Internal audits, Improvement Opportunities and working with our new third party Lead Auditor, AKG & Associates.

Affiliated Distributors (A-D) honoured several Canadian electrical supply division affiliates and suppliers with Recognition of Excellence Awards at their annual North American Meeting in September of 2003. The awards acknowledged outstanding achievement in local support for affiliates, marketing excellence and overall commitment and performance to A-D. Electrozad Supply Co. Ltd. Was awarded Affiliate of the Year, Canada. Electrozad London was one of three top branches in Canada with the highest sales in the Philips lamp National A-D PROMOTION surrounding their new mastercolor product. Best Buy gift cards in the amount of $250.00 ea were given to the branch and the inside sales person who instigated the order.

Congratulations to William Smith on winning an A-D Recognition of Excellence Award!

Below is a letter that was received from Bill Weisberg, Chairman and CEO of Affiliated Distributors, to William Smith for an award that was received at the 2001 North American Meetings.

“Congratulations on winning an A-D Recognition of Excellence Award!

The time, effort and consistent dedication was widely recognized by your business partners and this was the best way for them to commend you on achieving your objectives. There are many committed individuals who contribute to the ultimate success of your organization to win the Affiliated Distributors Customer Satisfaction Award, and I hope you will extend our sincere gratitude for their continued support.

In addition, your company’s nomination for the Affiliate of the Year Canada Award is a noteworthy accomplishment. There are specific criteria in the nomination process for all of the Recognition of Excellence Awards and you can be very proud to earn this nomination.

My very best wishes go to Electrozad Supply for your continued success on all of the A-D marketing programs. We are proud to have you in A-D.”