Wayne, Pennsylvania-based buying group AD on Monday announced it has established AD Canada as a distinct business unit to serve the more than 150 members of its three Canada-based divisions.
Rob Dewar, current president of the Industrial & Safety-Canada Division, is being promoted to president of AD Canada. Dewar, who is based in Mississauga, Ontario, will report to AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg.
“Establishing the AD Canada business unit is a very clear signal that our leadership and board of directors are committed to the continued growth of our members and supplier partners in the Canadian market,” Weisberg said. “Putting Rob at the helm and having him report directly to me further underscores our unwavering commitment. Rob is a high-performing executive who produces results and he’s the right leader for this next chapter.”
Added Dewar: “I’m looking forward to learning from and collaborating with our Canadian members and suppliers to maximize this new business unit’s support to the AD community in Canada, and further leverage our warehouse across our divisions, all so we can help our independent members continue to successfully compete and grow.”