Ewing Foley Inc. (EFI) of Cupertino, California and Miller Electrical Sales (MES) of Phoenix are pleased to announce a merger of the two companies. A full integration of the representative agencies was completed June 1, 2016. The combined entities will operate under the Ewing Foley Inc. brand.
Miller Electrical Sales was established in 1982 to market and support quality electrical manufacturers in Arizona and Southern Nevada. The current staff of six, including four outside and two inside sales professionals, will be joining the newly formed EFI AZ Electrical Division team. Doug Miller will continue to lead the current business and will report to Kevin Carroll, EFI VP and Managing Partner for the company’s Southwest Electrical Region.
Miller believes that the association with EFI represents new growth potential for MES’s employees, customers and manufacturing partners. “Joining forces with Ewing Foley Inc., one of the industry’s most respected firms, will give us the scale and back office support our manufacturers are requesting. We looked at several options for our succession planning and this was clearly the best choice for all of our constituents.”
Carroll anticipates a seamless transition as the two firms have several major lines in common. “This is a merger of two highly compatible firms,” states Carroll. “Our companies have worked together in the past, and the management [teams] from both companies have had a long relationship with one another as industry peers. We hold similar values and philosophies, which has made the decision to move forward much easier for us.”
Ewing-Foley, Inc., established in 1967, is an employee owned company (ESOT) and operates offices in Los Angeles, Cupertino, and Auburn, California, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington with over 100 sales associates in the firm. President Gary Lessing oversees four independently managed divisions including Electrical, Lighting, Networking, and Electronic Components. “This is not about getting bigger—rather an opportunity for both companies to get better,” states Lessing. “Our teams will be very focused on this goal as it is ultimately what our customers and principals will expect as a result of this venture.”
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