LANGLEY, British Columbia, Canada — The ECCO Group announced the creation of the ECCO Sales and Distribution business unit and the appointment of Ray Newstead to head the Canadian division as division vice president.

“I am confident that with the addition of Ray to our team of exceptional leaders, we will continue building and ultimately executing ECCO’s goal to be the top choice for HVAC supplies and building products for our customers and vendor partners,” said Bill Davis, vice president and general manager of The ECCO Group. “We are a fast growing company and are better positioned for the future with the changes we are making.”

Ray joins ECCO as a senior executive, with many years of building products and HVAC industry experience, most recently in the role of CEO and prior to that in the roles of vice president of operations and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for the oversight of Canadian operations that includes ECCO Supply and the National Accounts sales team.

“I’m very excited to join ECCO at this transformative time,” said Ray Newstead. “It’s my pleasure to lead this new division that includes ECCO Supply, already an established leader in the Western Canadian HVAC wholesale market. We look forward to building on our strengths to better help our customers succeed with the best products and service and winning together in the weeks and months ahead.”

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