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DeFazio Invests for the Future, Expands Sales Team

Richmond, VA – Following the recent expansion with Atkore in Maryland and Washington DC, DeFazio Industries announced several strategic investments to support continued growth across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Three key personnel decisions were made, which better position the organization to achieve high performance sales growth for years to come. In addition, DeFazio Industries was designated as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ business – further solidifying the company as a recognized, best-in-class workplace.

Lori Vest, Inside Sales Representative

Lori Vest has joined the company as an Inside Sales Representative specializing in cable management, fastening solutions, and fittings. “Lori is a phenomenal industry veteran who has been instrumental in the success of Virginia’s electrical distributors and contractors for many years, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her aboard.” said Rick DeFazio, President of DeFazio Industries. Vest previously worked with LW French, Inc. for over fifteen years, and was responsible for product lines such as Legrand Cablofil, Arlington Industries, and NVENT Caddy.

Dan Martin, Outside Sales Representative - Eastern North Carolina

Dan Martin has joined the company as an Outside Sales Representative for the Eastern North Carolina market. Martin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design from East Carolina University, and joins the DeFazio team with nearly thirty years of electrical industry experience in the Raleigh-Durham area. “Dan Martin’s strong background in electrical distribution, factory direct sales, and as a manufacturers' representative will bolster our field sales coverage immensely,” said Anthony DeFazio. “We are confident that he will become a trusted resource to our customers and manufacturer partners in Eastern North Carolina.” Previously, Martin held positions with Sonepar USA, Steve Allen Sales Company, Klein Tools, Electric Supply & Equipment, and Electric Supply Company of Raleigh, NC.

Chance Andrade, Outside Sales Representative - Southwestern Virginia

Chance Andrade has been promoted to Outside Sales Representative for the Southwestern Virginia market, effective Monday, May 16th. Andrade previously served as an Inside Sales Representative with DeFazio Industries in Richmond, Virginia and will be relocating to Roanoke, Virginia in the coming weeks. “Chance has gone above and beyond to ensure positive customer experiences despite these challenging times,” said Michael DeFazio. “We could not be more excited for him to get to work in Southwestern Virginia.”

Great Place To Work Designation

DeFazio Industries is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience in their workplace. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading performance, employee retention, and increased innovation.

About DeFazio Industries

DeFazio Industries is an electrical manufacturer’s representative firm. The company covers three territories including Maryland and Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company represents the Atkore brands including ACS/Uni-Fab, AFC Cable Systems, Allied Tube & Conduit, Allied Fittings, Calbond, Calbrite, Calconduit, Cope Cable Tray, FRE Composites, Kaf-Tech, Power-Strut, and Unistrut. The company also represents Cerrowire, GE Current, General Cable, Littelfuse, Orbit Industries, and Prysmian Group.

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