Introducing PAG Canada
PAG Canada is an exceptional group of sales professionals covering every part of our great nation. Our business is based on a very simple sales philosophy: approach each sales opportunity as a way to form new partnerships or reinforce existing relationships, while acting as the manufacturer’s local affiliate.
We perceive our manufacturers’ concerns as our own and we incorporate their objectives to form common goals. Above all, we are committed to being a dedicated sales force, ensuring the integrity of the products and services we represent while maintaining our partners’ financial goals.
PAG Canada was started by merging three independent firms-KMT Pro Audio, Lebanna Solutions Inc. and Acoustik GE Inc.-into one national organization, with reps based in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal and Moncton NB.
Canada is a vast nation with approximately 30 million people. Covering five and half time zones from East to West, most of the population lives within a short distance from the American border. Covering such a vast territory with an effective sales force requires an understanding of regional cultural and political nuances.
PAG Canada Principals
Mark Kulas has been servicing Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Canadian Territories for the past 7 years through KMT Pro Audio Group.
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kulas has many years of experience in concert, club and theater production. He spent five years as property and project manager responsible for A/V and lighting with Canad Inns/Hospitality Corp before becoming the central Canada representative (Pro Audio) for SF Marketing. While with Telex/EVI and Mark IV Audio, Kulas advanced from regional to national sales management and was responsible for business development based both in Toronto and Winnipeg.
He has continuously worked with the current Bosch Communications Systems pro audio product brands for over 12 years.
John McArthur started his career as a Production Assistant at The Ontario Place Forum, Toronto. He moved on to become Production Director at CJCH in Halifax, CKFM in Toronto (where he won several RBC nominations and awards) and CHUM AM & FM in Toronto where John won the prestigious CLIO Award. He left commercial radio and started a venture on his own.
After selling his successful voice casting business and commercial production company, McArthur accepted a position with William F. White Ltd., in Toronto, to develop audio product sales.
Following several years in that position, John was lured to the wholesale side of the Professional Audio business, where he has resided for 14 years. He has been involved in many different types of installations, from school theatres to major venues, hospitality locations to houses of worship, stadiums and more.
McArthur is the Principal of Lebanna Solutions Inc., a manufacturers’ representation firm based in the Toronto area. John is also the Vice-President, Internal, of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, where he also sits on the Board of Directors and chairs The Member Relations Committee.
Gilles Elhadad, a physicist by trade, specializing in room acoustics, has been managing Acoustik GE Inc. for the past seven years, serving Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Elhadad brings with him many years of experience in sound system design. His extensive knowledge in the fix install market allowed Gilles to serve as a special project manager for Burtek Systems.
In 1996, he became a territory manager for Mark IV Audio, which became Telex/EVI Audio and then Telex Communications, which was recently purchased by Bosch Security Systems. Elhadad is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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