About Ryder Sales & Marketing
Jeff Ryder 
 President & CEO
'Our Mission'

To build unrivaled partnerships between our Manufacturers and Distributors through creativity, loyalty, knowledge and dedication. Loyal partnerships are successful and productive.

Jeff started Ryder Sales & Marketing in 2011, and is currently responsible for “Select Industrial Safety Product Representation” in the province of Ontario.

With 25 years experience with the industrial, personal protective equipment and automotive industry, as well as having worked for manufacturers and distributors, he brings to the table the knowledge and contact base to successfully represent you in the province of Ontario.


Gordon started G.P. Connections Inc. in 2018 and currently represents various manufactures in the Industrial market place throughout Canada.  

With over 25 years’ experience Gordon brings strong relationships with both distributors and end users on a national and regional level and success in business growth for the manufactures he works with.

Gord will be covering South Western Ontario and we will be working on National accounts together.

Gordon Paquette
Regional Manager
South Western Ontario
& National Accounts
Laura Smith 
Director of Customer Care
GP Connections/Ryder Sales

​It is with great pleasure that Gordon and I are excited to announce that Laura Smith has joined our organization in the position of Director of Customer Care.

Laura is a Sales and Marketing Professional with success in multiple industry channels including safety and industrial MRO & MRPO. She also has extensive experience working in the Industrial Manufactures Agency business.

Laura’s roll will be to provide marketing, sales support, CRM management and key direct line contact with you and your team as well as our distributors and end users here in Canada.