Eleven distributors form group to go after international business

Eleven electrical and automation distributors have joined forces to build a network of distribution company partners outside North America. Through EDGE Investment Partners LLC, the distributors - Kirby Risk Corp., French Gerleman Electric Co., Gerrie Electric Wholesale International, Horizon Solutions, Kendall Electric, McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., North Coast Electric Co., Revere Electric Supply Co., The Reynolds Co., Van Meter Industrial and Werner Electric Supply Co. - will provide supply chain and technical services to international customers. EDGE is an acronym for Electrical Distribution Global Enterprise.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2012, Bob Eisenbrown, a veteran of Rockwell Automation, ABB and Eaton, will become chief executive officer of EDGE, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.

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