CHARLOTTE, NC – Orbit Industries, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer started by electrical contractors, announces an expanded partnership with DeFazio Industries LLC of Glen Allen, Virginia. Effective immediately, DeFazio Industries will represent Orbit’s complete line of electrical products throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
Established in 2016, DeFazio Industries LLC is one of the fastest-growing manufacturer’s representative firms in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Since their founding, DeFazio Industries has represented Orbit Industries in Virginia, Washington D.C., Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Southern New Jersey. Upon their expansion into the Carolinas, DeFazio Industries established a field office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A family-owned and operated firm, DeFazio Industries LLC employs nine full-time employees – four outside sales representatives, three inside sales representatives, and two administrative support specialists.
With the strategic partnership of DeFazio Industries, contractors and distributors in the Carolinas gain access to Orbit Industries’ expansive electrical product line. This includes award-winning prefabricated solutions like the Simple Support Bracket with T-Bar Clips (SSB-TBAR); Height Adjustable Box Installation Template (HABIT); and Easy Access Lighting Box (EALBS).
This new sales partnership also allows DeFazio Industries to deliver over 12 diverse product lines to distributors across North and South Carolina in just 1-2 days, thanks to Orbit’s massive 450,000 Sq. Ft. distribution center in Eastern Tennessee.
“[DeFazio Industries] has been with us from the beginning, and they’re one of our most trusted sales partners,” said Orbit Industries President and founder David Nikayin. “When Rick [DeFazio] told me he wanted to expand [his territory] into the Carolinas, I immediately said ‘Yes! Let’s do it.’ I know, without a doubt, they will make great ‘Orbit Ambassadors’ in the territory.”
The DeFazio family has proudly served electrical manufacturers for more than forty years. Rick’s father, John DeFazio founded Electric Sales Unlimited in 1976, and Rick worked for ESU for many years prior to moving to the East coast. From 2005 through 2015, Rick worked for Brazill Brothers & Associates in the Northeast. In 2016, DeFazio Industries was founded by Rick DeFazio, Anthony DeFazio and Michael DeFazio as a third generation manufacturer’s representative firm.
The DeFazio third generation includes Anthony and Michael DeFazio. They serve as Sales Representatives, bringing years of experience in automation and customer relationship management to the company. Rick DeFazio and his sons hold the title of Certified Professional Manufacturers Representatives (CPMR), a professional designation administered by the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF).
Orbit Industries, Inc. is a privately held, family-owned electrical manufacturer with over 20 years supplying business-to-business electrical services and solutions through a nationwide network of wholesale distributors. A proud member of the NAED and NECA San Diego Chapter, Orbit Industries strives to be “Your Solutions Based Electrical Manufacturer”. Today Orbit operates a West coast and East coast distribution center, as well as a network of stocking representatives nationwide.
For more information, please visit: www.orbitelectric.com.