Gescan is pleased to introduce Doug Palmer, our Branch Lighting Specialist working out of our Winnipeg office. Doug brings twenty-two (22) years of experience to our lighting division and is responsible for ensuring the right lighting stock is available for our customers. He also performs energy audits and educates customers on how much they can save through Manitoba’s LED Incentive Program. Staying on top of emerging lighting trends, Doug supports our Counter Associates, Inside Sales teams and project teams with lighting knowledge and quotations.
A self-proclaimed lighting geek, Doug became passionate about lighting after working in the showroom of Robinson Lighting in grade twelve. After graduating with a B.Comm in Entrepreneurship/Marketing from the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business, he left the lighting industry to pursue his training and worked in a variety of marketing roles. Five years later, Doug’s love of lighting drew him back into the field, and he dove into the industrial/commercial side of the lighting business.
A great resource for our customers, Doug offers a one-stop-shop of lighting expertise that’s economical and effective:
“I listen to what our customers need and do my best to bring effective and economical solutions to the table. At Gescan, we really take that extra step to not only meet our customer’s needs, but to be that human touch, to build and maintain relationships with our customers for a long time.”
With government incentives encouraging building owners to make the switch to more energy-efficient LEDs, Doug also helps facility managers understand the operational savings that come with adopting LEDs. In addition, Doug supports the application process that allows business owners to receive rebates through Efficiency Manitoba’s Business Lighting Program.
From a project perspective, customers can access Doug’s lighting knowledge for new build layouts, retrofit of existing spaces, and interior and exterior lighting for all industrial and commercial spaces. His experience extends internationally, having consulted on a retail retrofit for a large international company with operations in the Caribbean. The client benefitted from improved energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs from their LED solution.
From a design perspective, partnering with Gescan is unique in that we offer start-to-finish lighting support:
“We don’t just sit at our desks, we’re out in the field. We’re there for every step of the project, from the beginning to the end – especially for the after-care service. If there’s one bulb missing, we’re going to find that one bulb and fix it. The way we see things through to the end is a testament to our reputation, our La Reference, or the standard of excellence in our industry.”
Looking forward, Doug anticipates greater adoption of controllable Wi-Fi enabled LED products. He’s also excited to see how the newest evolution of LED products that are RGBW and app-controlled will improve the lives of our customers and those installing these solutions.
Doug is an avid Pokémon Go Player, loves to travel and is a huge NASCAR fan.
For lighting project management and assistance contact Doug at Doug.Palmer@Gescan.com.
Doug helps determine the most efficient and cost-effective lighting solutions for your commercial or industrial project. From new-build layouts to retrofit of existing spaces and interior/exterior lighting solutions, Doug provides a one-stop-shop of lighting expertise. With more than 22 years of experience in the lighting industry, Doug has extensive start-to-finish project expertise including determining the right product specification, quoting materials, creating bills of materials and advising on controls compatibility.