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Calvin Wallace named new managing director of Beckhoff Automation in Canada

Wallace succeeds retiring managing director Joe Ottenhof, who will take a seat on the company’s board of directors.


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August 8, 2018 by Canadian Plastics

Calvin Wallace (left) becomes the new managing director of Beckhoff Canada following the retirement of Joe Ottenhof (right).

Global automation system supplier Beckhoff Automation Ltd. has appointed Calvin Wallace to the managing director position of its Mississauga, Ont.-based Canadian subsidiary Beckhoff Canada.

Wallace takes over the leadership role previously held by Joe Ottenhof, who is retiring, but will remain with the company on the board of directors.

“Calvin was the second employee I hired to work at Beckhoff Canada and has been with us since 2006,” Ottenhof said. “Since then, he has maintained an impressive record of achievement without blemish and he is the most qualified person imaginable to lead Beckhoff Canada into our next phase of rapid business development.”

Wallace has worked at Beckhoff for more than 12 years in sales management positions, initially focused on Southwestern Ontario, but has since spread out his responsibilities to include management of sales and application engineering activities across the country.

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The company’s product range covers industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology, and automation software.

Beckhoff Canada has also recently opened a regional office in Laval, Que., and expanded its sales coverage in Vancouver, B.C.