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Sommers GeneratorsSommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd., a leading Canadian manufacturer of custom generators, has announced that General Manager Chris McGregor has been appointed President.The appointment follows McGregor’s purchase of a controlling interest in the business in April. The company was founded by Wes and Kay Sommers in 1936, helping to bring electrical service and equipment to rural Ontario and the Maritime region. The company has remained in the family since that time.


Chris McGregor joined the business in 1998 and he has served as General Manager since 2008. Patrick Sommers, representing the third generation in the family business, will remain with the service department.


McGregor forecasts a number of significant announcements to follow in the near future. “We have had several initiatives under way in product and service development recently. As our organizational changes settle in, you can expect to see these come to fruition. We’re very excited about some new Sommers’ residential stand-by power products being introduced, as well as products and services for our industrial systems. We’ll be moving quickly to keep our commitments to the Sommers dealer network and to all Sommers customers.”


Based in Tavistock, Ontario, Sommers also operates sales and service locations in Lucknow, ON and Dieppe, NB. Sommers manufactures packaged generator systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The company also offers a complete range of customized standby, PTO and off-grid generator power solutions.