Pat Carey isn’t just another business owner: he is a walking example of the Canadian entrepreneurial spirit. As a third-generation leader of Wallace & Carey, Canada’s largest, independent distributor, Pat is now leading the evolution of this national, family-owned 100-year success story. With a company motto of ‘Only as a Team’, Wallace & Carey’s foundation was built on the core values of family, integrity, kindness, entrepreneurial spirit, and relationships.
Though Pat officially took on the role of CEO in 2018, he jokes that he joined the company when he was born in 1977. Headquartered in Calgary, Wallace & Carey serves more than 7,000 customer locations through their expansive distribution network, which services every postal code in Canada. While based in Alberta, Pat is a Canadian through and through, consistently sharing the message that this is an incredible country to invest in, one in which everyone is welcome to live, work, and prosper.
He is a graduate and proud alum of the F.C. Manning School of Business at Acadia University, and an active member of numerous industry organizations and trade groups including the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), ITWAL Limited (A national network of independent, diversified retail and foodservice wholesale distributors), and a lifelong volunteer with community events like the Calgary Stampede. He will tell you that teamwork is the foundation on which all success and opportunity is possible, be it the team at home with his wife and two sons, or with each and every teammate working on behalf of Wallace & Carey.
Wallace & Carey’s Mission
Our commitment to our customers is to provide value through innovative, efficient, and courteous service.
Our commitment to each other is to work together in a positive, fair, and respectful work environment, recognizing individual contributions to the achievement of our collective goals: profitability, excellence, and growth.
We conduct our business in a manner that develops, maintains, and promotes our reputation for quality and integrity within our industry and community.