Winsupply acquires California distributor


Dayton, Ohio-based Winsupply recently purchased Electrical Sales out of Vista, Calif., a distributor of electrical materials serving Southern California. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

“Electrical Sales has established itself as a premier distributor of electrical materials to Southern California, beginning with its opening in 1984,” said Roland Gordon, president of Winsupply. “They have an outstanding team of experts with a strong customer-centric culture that fits our organization so well. Electrical Sales serves a diversified customer base that includes industrial, OEM, large commercial, small commercial and residential. They have a strong reputation for expertise in all areas of electrical materials including lighting.

“This acquisition gives Winsupply its first electrical distribution location on the West Coast and we see significant opportunities for growth throughout the region.”

Don Hartley, founder and former owner of Electrical Sales, expressed his appreciation to his many long-term employees, customers and suppliers for their loyalty and support over the years. "After considering multiple options I am confident that Winsupply, with their unique operating model, offers the best possible opportunity for continued growth and success for all."

The company will continue to do business as Electrical Sales and has 38 employees total in its two locations in Vista and San Diego.

The president of Electrical Sales is Kandyce Toth, who has been with the company 18 years. She and her eight-member management team have some 125 years combined experience in electrical distribution. Toth and other key managers will be offered the opportunity to purchase equity in Electrical Sales.