SESCO Lighting Inc., Maitland, FL and Electrical Sales Associates (ESA), Nashville, TN announced a strategic agreement that became effective Feb. 1. With 90-plus years in business between the two companies, SESCO Lighting and ESA coming together allows them to leverage their collective strengths along with significant territory alignment. Together, the two companies will be able to offer a stronger presence at electrical distribution in combining sales efforts with enhanced product offerings.
The companies will maintain their existing management and organizational structures, with ESA continuing to be owned and operated by Chris Templeton and SESCO by its 280 employee-owners. The key leads on this partnership for SESCO Lighting are Dan Smith, director of distributor relations and Turner Nabors, distributor and industrial outside sales lead. For ESA side, this effort will be led by their principal, Chris Templeton.
“We are excited about this agreement as ESA’s leadership, philosophy and approach is very similar to ours," John Palk, president and CEO of SESCO Lighting, said in the press release. "Combining our salesforces in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle allows SESCO to further utilize our existing strengths while partnering to deliver distribution an enhanced product portfolio and service through ESA.“
Founded in 1967, SESCO Lighting has more than 280 employees and annual sales exceeding $300 million. The company is 100% employee-owned with 14 branch offices and eight support divisions covering Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and the Caribbean. The team at Nashville-based ESA has more than 150 years of combined experience servicing customers in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the Florida panhandle.