Rich Sales Announced as Southwest US Manufacturer's Representative for Extech Test Equipment and FLIR IR Cameras
Scottsdale, AZ (April 30, 2009) -- Extech Instruments, (www.extech.com),
a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces a new partnership
with Rich Sales (www.richsales.com),
an experienced electronics manufacturer's representative company based in Scottsdale,
AZ. The collaboration with Rich Sales enables Extech to rapidly grow distribution
of its wide range of affordable test equipment and FLIR infrared cameras in
the greater Southwest United States. Rich Sales will provide local technical
sales support and service to key Extech industrial and electronics distributors
and accounts in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Rich, managing partner at Rich Sales, spoke about the new relationship with
Extech, "We're pleased to support Extech with over 30 years of experience
in electronics sales and management in the greater Southwest. We have a proven
track record of successfully introducing new ideas and new products to the marketplace
and we're excited to represent Extech's unbeatable line of affordable handheld
test and measurement tools and FLIR's i- and b-series infrared cameras."
Jerry Blakeley, general manager of Extech Instruments, added, "Extech
is looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Rich Sales. We
are confident that Richard Rich and his team will deliver the service and support
that our distributors need to respond to the sustained growth in demand for
Extech's high quality, high value testers and meters. Extech is proud of back
to back years of record growth."
Blakely added, "These are difficult times for many of our customers. Prominent
meter manufacturers are also reporting softening demand because of high prices.
Yet, even with restricted budgets, many professionals still need to replace
or upgrade test and diagnostic tools. Many are taking a closer look at Extech's
product line when considering a multimeter, infrared camera, or other test equipment.
Extech offers the ideal combination of ruggedness and exclusive, class-leading
capabilities at affordable prices. With a diverse selection of test equipment,
we offer a range of capabilities and a best-in-class website so smart buyers
find what they want and need-at a value that cannot be beat."
Extech's extensive catalog covers fifteen product categories including airflow
meters (anemometers); moisture and humidity meters (hygrometers and psychrometers);
fiber optic, light and sound meters (including dosimeters); water quality meters;
gas detectors; pressure meters; calibrators; thermocouple thermometers; voltmeters;
and numerous other test and measurement devices. Well-known for its innovation-focused
approach to product development, Extech has aggressively implemented built-in
infrared technology across its product range. (Extech holds five patents incorporating
infrared (IR) in measurement instruments.)
Additionally, Extech offers a range of affordable infrared cameras that are
essential for effective predictive maintenance, building diagnostics, and facilities
MRO. The $2,995 EXTECH i5 IR camera is the lowest price IR camera on the market
with impressive capabilities for general purpose use. The class-leading FLIR
i-Series infrared cameras offer stand-out infrared diagnostic capabilities designed
to help plant maintenance, repair and operations staff and production/QA technicians
find heat-indicated problems in manufacturing components and facilities faster
and more easily. FLIR's b-Series pistol-grip cameras add temperature ranges
optimized for building professionals coupled with exclusive dew point and insulation
Visit www.extech.com for a
complete product listing.
About Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Extech Instruments is one of the
largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Founded in 1971,
Extech is known for its depth and breadth of products and its innovation in
providing instruments with unique combinations of features that make them highly
useful and very convenient. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through
leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001 2000
certified and is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.
Global PR Manager
Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company