Phil Rosenfield, the founder of ROMAC Supply Co., passed away at age 90 on June 26. ROMAC was one of the early electrical equipment recyclers, returning out-of-service equipment back to safe condition for reuse. Jessica Rosenfield, ROMAC's customer service/publicist, said, "Most do not know that Phil also founded or helped found Power Controls Inc., MGM Transformer, ROMAC Motor and Control-Phoenix, Armistead Companies Ltd., Rosewood Products, Key-Don Scissor-lifts, Santa Fe Hydraulics, PER Partners and several other businesses.
“Additionally, Phil assisted and influenced many others getting into their own businesses. Many of these companies, as well as many of his own businesses, are still producing today. His namesake company, ROMAC, is doing well, with a third generation beginning to take hold of this 1958 company.
“Phil stood for integrity, fairness and loyalty, and he expected it and he practiced it. He was regarded by all as a very, very good man and a pioneer in the reconditioned electrical business.”