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HARTING Show Truck and New Ontario Sales Manager

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Along with news that Peter Hanna is joining HARTING as new territory sales manager in Ontario, the HARTING Roadshow Truck visits Alberta, British Columbia in May, Central Canada in July.

MONTREAL— HARTING’s Roadshow, a mini-tradeshow on wheels, will be visiting customer locations in Alberta and British Columbia next month. The truck will be in British Columbia from May 14-18, 2018, then cross over the Rockies to Alberta from May 22-25, 2018. Come the summer, the Roadshow also is scheduled to visit locations in Ontario and Quebec in July.

The Roadshow truck features the latest HARTING innovations in industrial, small form factor and board-level connectivity, Ethernet switches and RFID. It also features some of the company’s Industry 4.0 innovations like the award-winning MICA edge computer and new smart connectivity modules for the Han-Modular series of industrial connectors.

“Something our customers in Western Canada can look forward to, the road show also will feature our new Han Ex connector series certified for NEC 500 Class 1, Div II environments and our new expanded beam fiber optic cable assemblies—both ideal for use in the oil and gas and mining sectors,” says HARTING Canada director of sales Carl Maalouf, adding that HARTING staff will be on hand to provide customers at each stop with information on these and other new connectivity solutions.

For more information about the Roadshow, including dates and locations of when it will be in a specific area, and to arrange to visit the truck, contact Julie Chatman via e-mail at or call 1 (847) 717-9228. If there is an open slot, customers can schedule a visit at their own location.


Hanna joins HARTING as territory sales manager for Ontario
Peter Hanna, HARTING’s new territory sales manager for Ontario, is leveraging an extensive background in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) design and sales to help customers adopt the company’s industrial connectivity, edge computing and other advanced solutions. His appointment enhances the company’s ability to provide personal support in the country’s largest market at a time when HARTING is introducing exciting new technologies for increasing productivity in both conventional and Industry 4.0/IoT production environments.

Maalouf says Hanna’s hiring is a key part of the company’s growth plan in the Ontario market.

“Since HARTING Canada was created, we’ve seen business grow steadily, in large part by offering solutions-oriented, pre- and after-sales support, whether it’s from our staff in Canada or from the technical support team at HARTING North America. That’s our strategy, and Peter, with his experience in both product design and sales, is an ideal fit,” states Maalouf.

Hanna earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering specializing in solar energy, both from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., then worked in the HVAC business as a design engineer, direct salesperson, manager of a sales network and as a business development manager.

“After six years of working in that sector, I decided that it was time to branch out into something different and exciting, and I am thrilled the opportunity arose to represent HARTING in the largest market in the country,” says Hanna. “This is a global company at the forefront of innovation with new products and concepts that will help define the Industry 4.0/IoT future of manufacturing.”

The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions – backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions. Company information available at


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