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McDonald Associates announced change in Lutron relationship; Bisaillon joins staff from Chicago Lighting

July 2, 2012
McDonald Associates Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., today announced a change in the relationship it currently has with Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa. Beginning Aug. 31, McDonald Associates, Inc. (MAI) will no longer be responsible for servicing the ...

McDonald Associates Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., today announced a change in the relationship it currently has with Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa. Beginning Aug. 31, McDonald Associates, Inc. (MAI) will no longer be responsible for servicing the commercial contractor market for Lutron in the northern Illinois trading area, but will continue to represent Lutron for the stock and flow business with the electrical distribution customers.

In a press release announcing the change, Dennis McDonald, president, said, “Lutron has made the decision to build a direct sales team to call on commercial contractors. MAI will continue in the role of managing and growing Lutron's stock and flow business through distribution.” McDonald went on to say, “We are proud of the market share we built with Lutron in northern Illinois and look forward to continuing our success with our channel partner's stock and flow business.”

In other news at MAI, Larry Bisaillon owner of Chicago Lighting, Arlington Heights, Ill., has joined the company. He will join Christopher Wiedlin, Aimee Morris and Richard McDonald (all current employees of McDonald Associates Inc.) in becoming shareholders of the company. Chicago Lighting will cease to do business and will transfer, where applicable, contracts for representation. Several employees of Chicago Lighting will also join Bisaillon in moving over to MAI.MAI's Kevin McDonald, company V.P., said in a press release, “We have been talking with Larry regarding options to building our teams and provide our principals with the highest quality representation in our trading area. This has been in the works for a while and due to recent developments, we moved forward sooner than later.”