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Group of 11 distributors joins forces to pursue global opportunities

A group of 11 electrical and automation distributors have come together to create EDGE Investment Partners LLC.

EDGE, which stands for Electrical Distribution Global Enterprise, includes French Gerleman Electric Company, Gerrie Electric Wholesale International Inc., Horizon Solutions LLC, Kendall Electric Inc., Kirby Risk Corporation, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company, North Coast Electric Company, Revere Electric Supply Company, The Reynolds Company, Van Meter Industrial Inc. and Werner Electric Supply Company.

Effective Aug. 1, Bob Eisenbrown will become CEO of EDGE. Eisenbrown has more than 30 years of experience in industrial electrical and automation and has worked for Rockwell Automation, ABB and Eaton.

Board Member John Burke of Kirby Risk said, “We are excited to create this new opportunity for the members while taking advantage of our strengths to work with potential distribution partners and suppliers to advance our industry globally.”

According to a news release, the goal of Milwaukee-based EDGE, “is to build a network of distribution company partners outside of North America.”

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