Automation and Industrial

We leverage our strong global resource base, our local autonomy and our family-oriented values to deliver the best products and services for our customers and suppliers. In seeking the continuous development and efficiency of our employees, Sonepar’s decentralized organizational structure encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and synergies at all levels while respecting the balance between local initiatives and overall group policy.

Industrial, MRO, and OEM customers are a key part of our business. Gescan is an important supplier to many Industrial end users such as Syncrude, Imperial Oil, Epcor, CNRL, Sherritt International, and many others. Gescan has a cohesive group of individuals that specialize in industrial support. We have a strong Automation group. We market GEIP programmable logic controllers, as well as Industrial Computers, touch screens, and HMI/SCADA software to all aspects of the industrial market.

We have experienced individuals in Industrial Quotations; we have electrical engineers on staff. We have participated in many industrial projects from Mining in the North to Oilsands projects, to Utility projects in the south. We have experience in pulp mill automation, sawmill automation, mining, oil rig manufacturing, SAGD developments, upgrading and refining.

Gescan is your source for variable frequency drives, sensors, PLC’s, PAC’s, motor control, distribution, explosion proof product, power supplies, enclosures, industrial lighting, cable tray, electrical bulks and commodities.

Gescan’s manufacturer product line up is growing: Eaton, Killark, Hoffman, Iboco, and Puls have all been added to a strong field with Siemens, Appleton, T&B, Pepperl + Fuchs, Raychem, Woodhead, Schmersal, Burndy, Fluke, 3M, Mersen, and many others.

Automation And Industrial Contacts

Automation Specialists

Avtar Dade
Gescan - British Columbia
2441 United Blvd.
Coquitlam, BC
V3K 6A8
Office (604) 472-7133
Cell (604) 817-9055
Kent Fetter
Gescan - Northern Alberta
15103-121A Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5V 1V1
Office (780) 455-7171
Cell (780) 499-1897
Shane Fuller
Gescan - Southern Alberta - Automation Specialist
5005 12A St SE
Calgary , Alberta , T2G 5L5 Canada
Office(403) 253-7171
Cell(587) 223-0955
Dave Fredrickson
Gescan - Manitoba, Saskatchewan and N. Ontario
(204) 890-4663

Industrial Sales Manager

Karl Hatton
Gescan - British Columbia
(604) 240-8618

Automation Inside Sales

Scott Vander Spoel
Gescan - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and N. Ontario
15103-121A Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5V 1V1
(780) 453-4460

Industrial Business Unit Manager

Scot Skelton
5005 12A St
Calgary, Alberta,T2G 5L5
Office (403) 253-7171
Cell (403) 660-3122

Technical Support

GE Intelligent Platforms Technical Support Hotline
(800) 432-7521
Industrial / OEM Flyer


Gescan has partnered with many of the top manufacturers in the industry to bring you a broad range of products for your data communications needs. From cabling, connectivity, power management, test equipment/tools, labelling, racking/cabinets, and more, we can help you stay current with changing communications technology and product applications. Gescan has dedicated staff providing exceptional service and experienced technical support to our data communications customer base.


Our Lighting Specialists are fully knowledgeable on the latest lighting concepts and products, and are continually learning the ever changing world of lighting and can give you information on the latest “green” lighting products and ideas that will save time and money when putting together your lighting projects.

Our experienced staff can assist in sourcing many applications, from everyday warehouse & commercial hi/low bay and troffer lighting to large custom home special lighting requirements and unique applications. Focused on the needs of all lighting sectors - industrial, commercial and residential, our staff can help with lighting layouts, lighting design and contractor training.


Modern infrastructure is becoming more and more dependent on the distribution of clean power to the locations that need it when it is needed. This is resulting in increasing demands on the low voltage and medium voltage control and distribution systems.

We are proud to be an official distribution partner of Siemens Canada. We are a full stocking distributor with certified in house Siemens specialists. Contact us today if you are looking for help building out your low or medium voltage package.

For more information please visit Siemens Canada.


Gescan has the largest selection of quality electrical tool products by trusted companies like Milwaukee, Klein, Greenlee and more. We distribute non-powered hand tools, heavy duty portable electric power tools and accessories, testers and meters and innovative specialty electrical tools designed for electricians, by electricians. Discover what is worth adding to your tool pouch, visit a branch today.