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2021.01.04 Gescan Appoints Javi Richmond as President

Gescan Appoints Javi Richmond as President


Sonepar in Canada is pleased to announce that Javi Richmond will be appointed as the new President of Gescan as of January 11th, 2021. Javi will officially take over the position on February 15th and will be based in the Gescan Calgary head office.

Javi has a long history within the electrical industry and has previously worked for Weidmüller Ltd. Canada as its Managing Director for two years. Prior to working for Weidmüller Ltd. Canada, Javi worked for EB Horseman for 12 years where he served as their VP of Sales and Operations for the last 7 years.

In addition, it is with great appreciation that Sonepar Canada announces the retirement of Jeff Derkuch in July 2021. Jeff has successfully run Gescan for over 19 years and has contributed to the growth of the company in many aspects making Gescan a great organization within the electrical industry.

As of February 15th, Jeff will hand the role of Gescan President to Javi, and together they will facilitate a transitional period until April 1st. Once the transitional period concludes, Jeff will conduct projects for Sonepar Canada until he retires.​

About Gescan​

Gescan joined the Sonepar family in 1989 and has since grown into a company that goes beyond product delivery to become a world-class business partner. Gescan BC an electrical products and services distributor, proudly serving British Columbia with 13 branches. Gescan Prairies is a distributor of electrical products and services with 12 branches serving customers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. With 60 years of industry experience, Gescan continues to provide quality electrical services and products across Western Canada. Gescan has always had a passion for industrial automation and controls but products and services, such as energy management & electrical products, are also made available for residential and commercial contractors and end-users.