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Phoenix Contact bids adieu to long standing GM

Kevin McKenna departs after more than two decades at helm of Canadian operations


After serving more than two decades at the helm of Phoenix Contact’s Canadian operations, Kevin McKenna has departed from his post as general manager.

Kevin McKenna departs as GM of Phoenix Contact’s Canadian operations.

A native of Dublin Ireland, McKenna joined Phoenix Contact immediately after immigrating to Canada in 1987. He was appointed to the position of general manager in 1996 and continued in that role until 2005 whereby he accepted the role of general manager for Phoenix Contact UK for a 3-year period.

“Kevin’s collaborative leadership style brings out the best in people and the company experienced a tenfold increase in sales revenues throughout his tenure at the helm,” read a letter issued by the firm’s Milton Ontario office location, the headquarters for Phoenix Contact in Canada.

The firm has expanded dramatically from its beginnings in Mississauga, and now has a national footprint across Canada. Phoenix Contact has sales and technology centres in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

The company-issued statement also included an outreach from the staff at the Milton HQ, “employees sincerely thank Kevin for his caring and genuine commitment to all of them and his long term and loyal contribution in making Phoenix Contact a respected player in the Canadian Market and a Great Place to Work.”

Phoenix Contact Kevin McKenna departs as GM of the firm's Canadian operations.