Richmond Hill, ON – Industrial distributor Acklands-Grainger has appointed John Kaul as vice-president and general manager, Western Canada, where he is now responsible for branch sales and operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As well, George McClean has been appointed vice-president and general manager, Eastern Canada, and is now responsible for branch sales and operations in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Kaul has been with the company for eight years and most recently held the position of vice-president national accounts. McClean has been with the company for seven years and most recently was vice-president and general counsel.
Acklands-Grainger has 175 branches and six distribution centres in Canada, as is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based W.W. Grainger Inc.