After 24-years at the helm of BC’s general line electronics distributor Interior Electronics Ltd., Peter Fairweather plans to step down later this year. During his tenure, Interior Electronics grew by acquisition with the purchase of Queale Electronics on Vancouver Island and later, Ridd Electronics in Burnaby.
Fairweather says his greatest achievement with Interior Electronics’ was the firm’s membership and involvement with Edge Marketing and Procurement. Joining the Houston-based buying group based provided “economy of scale advantages to regional distributors such as Interior,” he says.
In January Rob Jobin began transitioning into the general manager’s position, bringing 19-years of experience with him. After beginning his career as an electronic engineering technologist with the Ministry of Forests, Jobin spent eight years as an account rep with Newark Electronics, as well as some time with test and measurement specialists Tektronix. He rejoined Interior Electronics in 2010 when approached with Fairweather’s exit plan.
In his retirement, Fairweather says he plans to spend more time on the golf course and “chasing rainbow trout on the mountain lakes around the Okanagan Valley.”