August 13, 2022
The aptly named Convergence Partners, Inc., Integrated Sales Inc., and Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. have announced the strategic partnership between their companies to offer the electrical industry a unified resource for virtually all their products, services, and design requirements. This partnership will be marketed under the Convergence Partners brands.
“Convergence Partners now represents manufacturers throughout Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, (MINK) including Current, Lutron, and Samsung,” noted Convergence President Peter Kurtz. “The availability of lighting, electrical materials, audio visual automation, shades, and furnishings from one resource is unprecedented within the market niche in this 4-state region,” he added.
Current™ (formerly GE Current, a Daintree Company) is the new brand introduced at LightFair in June following Current’s historic acquisition of Hubbell’s C&I business.
“Providing exceptional customer experiences by solving problems more effectively and efficiently is our top priority,” stated Scott Denney, Convergence’s Executive VP, “and our combined number of account managers and product experts will help ensure streamlined interactions for architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, electrical contractors, audio-visual solution providers, distributors, and end users as well.”
“We are delighted to be partnering and expanding our relationship with Convergence Partners,” said Chip Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer at Current. “Their service mindset and experience with expanded product portfolios provide our customers with a best-in-class agency experience.”
The union of our companies was primarily driven by the market due to our respective customers talking about the like-minded, customer-centric approach we shared with Convergence,” said Brenda Golwitzer, principal at Integrated Sales. “Helping our partners take projects from design, through construction, to post-occupancy as a single resource for all lighting, lighting control, Audio Visual automation, shading, and electrical applications is the synergistic vision we’re perpetuating with Convergence.”
Doug Olson, President, Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. stated, “From this partnership, our industry partners will benefit from the cohesiveness across the MINK territory.”