Press Release – Ray Newstead announcement
The ECCO Group™ announces the appointment of Ray Newstead as the Division Vice President of the Canadian Division of ECCO Sales and Distribution
April 2021, Langley, British Columbia – The ECCO Group, a leader in HVAC and Building Products, announced today 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.
This move furthers ECCO’s goal to help our customers succeed by providing a structure to focus on reliable expert service backing the sales of products we manufacture as well as those from our manufacturing partners.
“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.“ says 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” he adds.
Ray joins ECCO as an accomplished Senior Executive, with many years of Building Products & HVAC industry experience, most recently in the role of CEO and prior to that in the roles of VP of Operations and CFO. He is a visionary leader, team collaborator and change agent with expertise in strategic planning, market growth and business development. 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” says Ray Newstead. He adds, “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