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Tri-Ed opens new branch, plans co-locations with Clark

February 3, 2016Spencer Ives

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed, a distributor, announced the opening of a new branch in Memphis and the intention to co-locate two new locations with Clark Security, a locksmith division of Tri-Ed's parent company Anixter.Co-locating will benefit “the customer base from Clark, as they migrate from the mechanical into the electrical locking business. They'll have a single stop shop, as Tri-Ed offers more of the electrical locking products,” Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed president and CEO, told Security...

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Comunale to head $2b security division

November 17, 2014Martha Entwistle

WOODBURY, N.Y.—With the acquisition of national distribution company Tri-Ed complete, Anixter on Nov. 5 announced that the new security division will retain the Tri-Ed brand name and that Pat Comunale will serve as president of global security solutions.Comunale told Security Systems News he's more invigorated today about the possibilities for Tri-Ed than he was 10 years ago when the distribution company was launched.“The opportunity is much larger than building a brick-and-mortar business,”...

Anixter, Dick Foreman, James Rothstein, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed

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Comunale discusses Tri-Ed post-acquisition

November 5, 2014Martha Entwistle

Tri-Ed will continue to be the brand name for the security division of Anixter following the recently completed acquisition of Tri-Ed by Anixter. That seems like a smart move, and also probably not a huge surprise to those who have followed this deal. The company also announced that Pat Comunale will serve as president of global security solutions for Tri-Ed. James Rothstein will serve as SVP of global marketing and Dirk Foreman, who headed up sales to high-end integrators for Anixter previously,...

Dirk Foreman, James Rothstein, Pat Comunale, security distriubution, Tri-Ed

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Tri-Ed helps found international distributors alliance

October 1, 2013SSN Staff

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed Distribution and New Delhi-based Aditya Infotech Ltd. have formed the International Alliance of Independent Security Distributors, Tri-Ed announced recently.  “The alliance will serve as a high-level focus group, and be very beneficial to both our vendors and our customers,” said Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “It will be of great value to our vendors in their R&D efforts, allowing them to tailor their products and...

Aditya Infotech LTD, Aditya Khemka, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed Distribution

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Tri-Ed/Northern buys SGI

November 30, 2012Martha Entwistle

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed/Northern today closed a deal to buy San Antonio-based SGI, a wholesale distributor with 13 branches and about 80 employees, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern president and CEO, told Security Systems News.“It definitely makes us the dominant independent distributor in the Southwest,” Comunale said. “And it gets us into six additional markets that we were not in.”“We're holding true to form on our buy-and-build strategy,” he said. “We...

Audax Group, DataCom, Pat Comunale, Security Systems News (SSN), SGI, Tri-Ed/Northern

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Tri-Ed/Northern buys one, opens two

July 18, 2012Martha Entwistle

WOODBURY, N.Y.—As promised when it was acquired by private equity firm Audax Group in April, Tri-Ed/Northern Video is expanding. The independent national distributor on July 16 announced the acquisition of Seabreeze Security Distributors of Orlando, Fla., and announced plans to open two new branches: one in Detroit and one in Raleigh, N.C.In addition to backing from Audax, the possibility of an increase in the capital gains tax is pushing deals along, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern president...

Anixter, Audax Group, Ingram Micro, Kirk Schultz, Nikki Carter, Northern Video, Pat Comunale, ScanSource, SDC, Seabreeze Security Distributors, Security Systems News (SSN), Tri-Ed/Northern Video, VSS

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Comunale says SDC deal brings known quantities inhouse

November 24, 2010Martha Entwistle

HOUSTON—Tri-Ed Northern president Pat Comunale told Security Systems News that the acquisition, announced Nov. 23, of Security Data & Cable HQ, is a strategically important purchase that brings a well-known business and security executive into the Tri-Ed fold. Danny Cranford, the former owner of SDC, “opened up the original Houston branch for ADI in 1990,” Comunale said. “I've known him for the better part of 20 years.” Cranford “spun out his own operation [from...

Cable HQ, Data, Pat Comunale, Security, Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution

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