Avolites' U.S. importer and distributor, Group One Ltd. (www.g1limited.com), recently named Ohio-based C.L. Pugh & Associates, Inc. as its newest independent manufacturer's rep firm for the brand. The announcement came from Brad White, Group One's national sales manager for Avolites, to whom the firm reports.
Headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick, with additional offices in Columbus and Pittsburgh, C.L. Pugh is under the direction of President Bob Tevs and Vice President George Falkenbach. Having spent the past three years as one of Group One’s Midwestern sales reps for DiGiCo, XTA and MC2, C.L. Pugh is now currently representing Avolites in the territories of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania as well.
"As Group One Limited grows the Avolites brand in the United States, we cannot overstate the need for quality partners to help provide sales support," says White. "The C.L. Pugh team is a perfect fit in being able to provide quick responses to our customers. Bob, George and the team already have a longstanding relationship with Group One through their DiGiCo brand representation and we know that they'll bring the same professional service to Avolites."
"Avolites is one of the industry's premier manufacturer of lighting consoles and offers a level of technology that few manufacturers possess," adds Tevs. "The company's products also fit in particularly well with some of the other manufacturers we represent, allowing us to be a one-stop shop for dealers looking to specify and install complete systems. Plus, we’ve enjoyed great success with several of Group One's other brands and this move seemed like the logical next step."
Recognized as one of the industry's oldest rep firms, C.L. Pugh was founded in 1943 by Courtney Lee Pugh and ultimately sold to Tevs and Falkenbach in 1999. For more details on the company, visit www.pugh.com, or contact Bob Tevs directly via 330.220.4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: The C.L. Pugh team (L-R) - DeWayne Segafredo, Jerry Varsa, Jason Jacquemain, Bob Tevs, Jan Seddon and George Falkenbach (not pictured: Jeff Payton)