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Rep News Update - April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022
News at Defazio Industries, Lester Sales, SESCO Lighting and HLPS.

CSA Electrical Sales, Lake Mary, FL

CSA Electrical Sales, Lake Mary, FL, now represents NSI Industries’ Bridgeport Fittings brand in the Florida territory, effective April 1. CSA calls on OEMs, industrial MRO facilities, municipalities, and the residential, commercial and industrial construction markets in the Florida excluding the Panhandle.

Lester Sales, Indianapolis

Lester Sales will represent Chalfant Manufacturing Co., Avon, OH, and its cable management solutions in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Lester Sales, now a nine-state agency, recently entered western Pennsylvania and West Virginia via acquisitions of Cardel-Criste and specified assets of Onesource Paolicelli. Prior to the sale, Cardel-Criste represented Chalfant.

DeFazio Industries, Glen Allen VA

DeFazio Industries expanded its Atkore relationship in the Maryland/Washington DC territory and opened a new office in Gaithersburg, MD. Its Atkore product portfolio will include these four Atkore brands and product groups starting on these dates:

April 11: Atkore Calconduit — EMT, GRC, IMC, ARC, Colors and Kwik-Fit/Couple

April 11: Atkore Kaf-Tech — MC Cable, Flexible Conduit and Liquidtight

May 5: Atkore Heritage Plastics — PVC Conduit, Elbows, Sweeps and Accessories

May 5: Atkore Unistrut — Channel, Supports, Brackets & Fittings

SESCO Lighting, Charlotte & Raleigh, NC

Legrand, North and Central America has expanded their partnership with SESCO Lighting in North Carolina as the manufacturers’ representative for Wattstopper products. SESCO Lighting has been the agency of record for Wattstopper products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee for 10-plus years, and recently added South Carolina with the acquisition of The Schneider Co. in South Carolina in Dec. 2021. The change in North Carolina is effective May 2.

“I’m excited to announce our expanded relationship with SESCO Lighting across the North Carolina market,” said Jeff Jervah, Legrand’s regional VP, in the press release. “The level of experience and focus on comprehensive lighting controls design and project management will continue our growth in the market. SESCO has a proven track record of growing Wattstopper, and we’re eager to work with their sales team at contractors, specifiers and distribution partners throughout North Carolina.”

According to information on SESCO’s website, the company has more than 290 employees and annual sales approaching $300 million. It’s an ESOP where employees own 100% of the company’s stock. SESCO promotes itself as the largest lighting rep agency in the United States.

Hossley Lighting & Power Solutions (HLPS) , Dallas

Shannon Hill was promoted to COO. She will continue to improve HLPS’s internal processes in alignment with manufacturer and client needs, build out the inside group, and sit on the leadership team to support key decisions for HLPS moving forward. HLPS represents many well-known lighting, commercial and industrial brands in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.