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Osterman Fox & Associates’ New England Operations Merges with Apogee Solutions

April 5, 2023

Two reps recently announced a merger. Osterman Fox and Associates’ New England operations and Apogee Solutions Group, Winchester, MA, have permanently merged their sales and marketing teams for better synergies, improved territory coverage and increased sales opportunities.

The combined company will be the New England Division of Osterman Fox and Associates and will operate under the name Osterman Fox – Apogee LLC. The new company will have four owner/partners: Frank Kaduc, Chris Fox, Dan Murphy and V.J. Ladd.

Based in Syracuse, Osterman Fox has served the industrial, commercial residential and OEM electrical markets in upstate New York for more than 80 years and New England for five years.

Apogee Solutions Group serves New England’s electrical and electronic markets. The company’s staff serves these market niches with more than 75 years of local, national and international experience. Along with the electrical market, Apogee focuses on the military/aerospace, medical, transportation, contract manufacturing, cable assembly, panel building, industrial and industrial automation businesses.

Dan Murphy, Frank Kaduc and V.J Ladd will run the division as managing partners. The headquarters for the combined company will be in Syracuse, NY. Murphy said in the press release, “The merger of both companies in New England allows us to remain customer-centric while providing the highest level of service to our distributor partners and the manufacturers we represent.”

Also on the company’s New England sales team will be three outside sales reps – Jim Crudele, John Deluca and Jeff Tryon; Lou Tessier, commercial contractor specialist; and Scott Koziak and Patrick Mitchell in the inside sales department.

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Over the past 30-plus years, hundreds of Jim’s articles have been published in Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing newsletter on topics such as the impact of and other new competitors on the electrical market’s channels of distribution, energy-efficient lighting and renewables, and local market economics. In addition to his published work, Jim regularly gives presentations on these topics to C-suite executives, industry groups and investment analysts.

He recently launched a new subscription-based data product for Electrical Marketing that offers electrical sales potential estimates and related market data for more than 300 metropolitan areas, and in 1999 he published his first book, “The Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide” for electrical industry executives looking for an overview of key market trends.

While managing Electrical Wholesaling’s editorial operations, Jim and the publication’s staff won several Jesse H. Neal awards for editorial excellence, the highest honor in the business press, and numerous national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. He has a master’s degree in Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J. (now Rowan University).

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