Rochester, NY – RITEC Enterprises is delighted to announce their merger as an operating company within The Vertex Group, the parent company of Gilson Engineering, FLW Southeast and Jasper Engineering. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, RITEC is the 5th firm to join the group of companies. This strategic alliance positions all four distinguished firms as sister businesses under the umbrella of The Vertex Group, formerly known as Jasper Holdco. This transformative merger consolidates the strengths of these leading manufacturer’s representatives and distributors, enhancing their formidable presence across 30 states covering the entire East Coast, and Midwest regions of the U.S.
Matt Gallagher, CEO of Vertex Group, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “RITEC is an excellent fit within our growing platform in terms of culture, geography, technology, and service capabilities. They (RITEC) share numerous key product technologies and vendor partnerships with our group and bring many unique capabilities in networking, IIOT and value-added operations for software, panel build and analytical systems. The synergies created by the shared offerings and new capabilities will allow us to better serve our customers and deliver best-in-class solutions across our footprint. Additionally, this collaboration opens up new avenues for growth and development for our dedicated employees within the expanded organization.”
RITEC was founded in 1973 by Norm Poisson, as a manufacturer’s representative for instrumentation, valves and gas analyzers. Over time, they have grown into a premiere manufacturing rep/distributor for Process Instrumentation, Industrial Communications and Wireless (IIOT), Gas Analytics, and Valves. John Poisson, Norm’s son, joined the business in 1994 and took over as President in 2013. RITEC operates under “RITEC Enterprises” and within two Joint Venture practices (RITEC Environmental and RITEC PEMCO). With a team of 19 employees serving multiple states in the New England region, RITEC will continue to operate under its established brand name and maintain its headquarters in Rochester, NY. John Poisson and the rest of the RITEC team will remain in their roles focused on continuing the growth and success that they’ve built over the years.
John Poisson, President of RITEC, shared his excitement over the announcement noting, “Having just completed our 50th year in business, we’re excited that this merger will provide RITEC the resources and tools to continue our vision of growth going forward. I am excited to work alongside the peers within Vertex that I have known and respected for many years through our shared product lines. The strength and alignment of this merger is unique to the industry, and we look forward to the opportunities this will bring for our employees, customers and principal partners.”
About Vertex Group
Vertex Group, formerly Jasper Holdco, originated from the recapitalization of Jasper Engineering in July 2021 by Pathfinder Companies. Committed to creating growth opportunities, Vertex Group provides strategic guidance, capital support, and execution tools to its affiliated businesses, management teams, and employees. Aspiring to build the country’s premier network of distribution/rep firms specializing in instrumentation, process equipment, and diversified automation solutions, Vertex Group has positioned itself as a preferred partner to customers and vendors, as well as an employer of choice within the industry. This marks the fifth acquisition by Vertex Group since July 2021.