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Rep News - May 5, 2023 Update

May 4, 2023

Lester Sales Co., Indianapolis, has converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as of April 14. Throughout the formation process, the company worked in tandem with ESOP Advisory firm, Lazear Capital Partners.

Lester Sales was founded in 1958 by Ernie Lester and was purchased by John Scott in 2012. Under his leadership, the company has continued to carry on Lester’s legacy by building a foundation of strong relationships with employees, manufacturers and customers. In a recent address to the Lester team, Scott said, “Our goal has always been to reward the dedicated employees that built Lester Sales and to provide a sustainable, professional sales organization for our vendor and distributor partners. The conversion to an ESOP accomplishes both of those missions as well as offering a significant benefit to attract and retain talent.”

Lester Sales Co. will continue operations as usual with no changes to its services or leadership team. John Scott will continue as CEO and Rick Gill is president.

Craig Schell has assumed the day-to-day sales leadership and management responsibility for JD Martin’s Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange Texas market in the Houston Territory, according to a LinkedIn post. He is a senior member of the JD Martin leadership team.

Donald J. Hickey & Associates now represents Penn Aluminum Conduit & EMT in Michigan, according to a LinkedIn post.

Electra Sales, Dallas, has expanded its existing relationship with Delta-Therm to now include Oklahoma. Electra Sales has been representing Delta-Therm in north Texas since 2017 and is excited to bring Delta-Therm’s electric heat tracing solutions to customers in Oklahoma as well. The company began representing Delta-Therm in Oklahoma on May 1.

Electra Sales is a manufacturers’ representative serving the electrical industry in northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, northern Mississippi and northwest Louisiana. The company has served its customers for 45 years.