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Wolseley Canada appoints new president

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Burlington, ON — Wolseley Canada announced that Sébastien Laforge, currently vice president, Eastern Canada will succeed Kevin Fancey as president, who is set to retire from the organization at the end of October.

Laforge joined Wolseley Canada in 1996 as finance manager and became finance directory in 1998. From 2009 to 2020, he was general manager, Quebec Plumbing and HVAC, and led significant growth in the region.

“I’d like to thank Kevin for his leadership. He has been an invaluable colleague and advisor and will be missed by all of us,” said Laforge. “I look forward to serving as President of Wolseley Canada and executing on our strategic initiatives. Our organization is well-positioned for success in the market — we have industry-leading product offerings for our customers, best-in-class associates and a highly skilled leadership team.”

Fancey joined Wolseley Canada in 2017. Under his leadership, the organization made significant advancements in the areas of health and safety, customer experience and eCommerce.

“I am enormously proud and humbled to have led the very talented and passionate team of associates at Wolseley Canada,” said Fancey. “As I pass the baton to Sébastien, I’m confident he will take the organization to new and greater heights in the years to come. Sébastien has a proven track record of growing our business, a deep understanding of the changing demands of the industry, and solid relationships with our customer and vendor partners. I anticipate a smooth transition.”

Sébastien Laforge, newly appointed President of Wolseley Canada

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