Sommers appointments in Ontario and Atlantic regions
By Sommers Motor Generator SalesNews
Feb. 19, 2013 – Sommers Motor Generator Sales continues to build on its regional service capabilities with two recent appointments to its sales team. Sommers general manager Chris McGregor has introduced Pierre Gallant as Atlantic Region branch manager in Dieppe, N.B., and Fred Lawrence as regional sales representative for southwestern Ontario.
15, 2013 – Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd. continues to build on its regional
service capabilities with two recent appointments to its sales team.
Sommers General Manager Chris McGregor has introduced Pierre Gallant as
Atlantic Region branch manager in Dieppe, N.B., and Fred Lawrence as
regional sales representative for southwestern Ontario.
Gallant heads up
Sommers Motor Generator
Sales new facility in Dieppe,N.B.
Gallant brings his extensive experience in generator sales and service to
Sommers, including hands-on knowledge of the many Lister-Petter products
featured in the Sommers line-up. Based in the Dieppe area since 1994, Gallant has travelled
throughout the Maritimes to support prime power and standby systems for
“My focus for the next little while will be getting to know the
rural communities we serve," said Gallant. "These municipalities have shown a growing need and
interest in emergency planning and in offering a better quality of life for
their constituents. Sommers has been a real leader in helping local government
in other parts of the country, so I’ll be working with our contractors and
public works planners to put that experience to work here.”
Gallant says that he was well aware of Sommers’ reputation for customer service
before joining the company. His expectations were confirmed through his recent
training sessions at the Sommers head office. “The service mentality is well
founded at Sommers. You see it in everything they do at the head office – it’s
central to the company culture.”
Gallant has wasted no time putting his imprint on Sommers sales in the Atlantic
region. His first orders were recently delivered, providing two 250 kW systems
to the Magdalen Islands.
Fred Lawrence has seen every side of Sommers through his 30 years as an
electrical professional in southwestern Ontario. As the owner and partner of several
electrical contracting businesses in Goderich and Sarnia, and as a former
Ontario Hydro inspector, Lawrence has worked closely with Sommers staff and
management through three generations.
From his current base in the town of Blenheim, Lawrence will be serving farm,
residential and industrial customers “between the lakes” from London to
Windsor. As a contractor, Lawrence
says he has seen a shift in the needs of farmers in this highly agricultural
area. While many of the PTO-driven generators that he sold years ago are still
operating, new farming technology now demands generators with more advanced
controls to deliver cleaner, consistent power. Lawrence has also noted growing interest in
standby generators system from rural homeowners.
“People in small towns enjoy
the same consumer technologies that big city people take for granted,” he says.
“But with an aging utility grid, the reliability of our power lines can be a
little suspect out here – especially with the ice storms that go with our mild
Chris McGregor welcomed these appointments as an important step in Sommers’
plans for continued growth. “We’re known for custom building power solutions to
fit the individual customer," he said. "Fred and Pierre will help us provide more of that
local insight that lets us be proactive in delivering the products and services
our customers need.”
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