Sommers Generators names new president
By Sommers GeneratorsNews
July 14, 2015 - Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd. has announced that Chris McGregor was recently appointed President of the company.
The appointment follows McGregor’s purchase of controlling interest in the business in April of this year. Wes and Kay Sommers founded Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd. in 1936, helping to bring electrical service and equipment to rural Ontario and the Maritime region. The company has remained in the family since that time, emerging as “Canada’s powerhouse in generator systems.”
Chris McGregor joined the Sommers organization in 1998 and he has served as General Manager since 2008. Patrick Sommers, representing the third generation in the family business, will remain with the service department.
McGregor forecasts a number of significant announcements to follow in the near future. “We have had several initiatives under way in product and service development recently. As our organizational changes settle in, you can expect to see these come to fruition. We’re very excited about some new Sommers’ residential stand-by power products being introduced, as well as products and services for our industrial systems. We’ll be moving quickly to keep our commitments to the Sommers dealer network and to all Sommers customers.”
Quoting U.S. President Harry Truman, McGregor said, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
On announcing these changes to Sommers employees, McGregor said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to purchase such a strong company with a great team of dedicated employees. I look forward to carrying on [our] traditions and the company name.”
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