Legrand, North and Central America, made two rep appointments for its Wattstopper product line — Specification Lighting Sales (SLS), New York, for the New York and New Jersey markets, and Hossley Lighting and Power Solutions (HLPS), Dallas, for Oklahoma and southern Louisiana. Both appointments were effective Dec. 1.
SLS works with architects, interior designers, engineers and lighting designers on lighting projects in the New York and New Jersey design markets. HLPS is now the agency of record for Wattstopper products in Texas across the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio markets, as well as Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The expanded partnership with Legrand’s Wattstopper product line comes after the merger of Hossley Lighting Associates with Lighting & Power Solutions in July of this year.
“I’m excited to announce our expanded relationship with HLPS, across the Oklahoma and Louisiana markets,” said Jeff Jervah, regional vice president for Legrand, North and Central America, in the press release. “The level of experience and resources resulting from the merger of Hossley Lighting Associates and Lighting & Power Solutions will facilitate our growth across Oklahoma and Louisiana. HLPS has a proven track record with us in Arkansas and Texas already, and we’re eager to work with their sales team at contractors, specifiers and distribution partners in these markets.”
Casey Bergquist Inc., Northglenn, CO, now represents Milbank Manufacturing in Colorado and Wyoming. This addition to Milbank’s team of independent manufacturers’ representatives marks a new partnership between the two groups. Casey Bergquist serves electrical contractors, end users and the MRO and OEM markets for electrical and telecommunications equipment. The agreement was effective Dec. 1.
“The Western Region is a fast-growing market for the electrical industry, and working with a dedicated team in the area will support sales growth, particularly when it comes to looking for new opportunities and innovative solutions,” said Stacey Lager, Milbank’s director of sales–West & International, in the press release. “I am excited for the future possibilities with Casey Bergquist. This is a growing market for us, and they outlined very detailed plans to achieve our growth goals in the future.”
“We had a lot of great agencies to select from in this market, but Casey Bergquist aligned the best with our culture at Milbank,” said Chris Buelow, Milbank’s senior vie president for sales and marketing. “They have a lot of passion for the electrical distribution channel, evident by the positive feedback from our customer base in the Denver market. We are excited to have them a part of the Milbank Manufacturing family.”