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Schneider Electric Canada names new executives

Toronto, ON -- Schneider Electric Canada has appointed Daniel Peloquin as president. He replaces Gary Abrams, who has been appointed to the position of transformation leader, Schneider Electric North America IT Transformation Initiative. In...


Toronto, ON — Schneider Electric Canada has appointed Daniel Peloquin as president. He replaces Gary Abrams, who has been appointed to the position of transformation leader, Schneider Electric North America IT Transformation Initiative. In this role, Abrams will lead the deployment of IT systems in North American manufacturing and warehousing operations.

Peloquin’s background includes executive leadership in general management, engineering, sales, marketing and operations. Joining Schneider Electric in 2010 as vice-president, services and projects, he has experience in leading and managing large teams of people for many large, global organizations in the electrical industry. Peloquin graduated from the École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, majoring in Power Systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer from the Professional Engineers Association in the province of Quebec (Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec).

Before his appointment as president of Schneider Electric Canada in 2003, Abrams was vice-president, operations, Schneider Electric Canada and vice-president, operations and services, Schneider Electric Mexico. He played a key role in the development of Schneider Electric’s Maquiladora operations in Mexico. Abrams holds a business degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Schneider Electric Canada also has appointed Leonce Fraser as vice-president, services and projects. Fraser, who replaces Peloquin in this role, will lead activities that include Installed Base Services of electrical distribution systems (break/fix, retrofits, upgrades, asset performance management and other consultative studies), Energy Management Services (power quality, monitoring and audit services), the Projects and Engineering Center and Customer Operations.

Fraser has been with Schneider Electric in various leadership positions, including vice-president, services and projects, for the global Schneider Electric Infrastructure Business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Québec and an MBA from HEC Montreal in International Business.