Lex Products Corp. has acquired the Electrol Engineering Corporation. Bill Fehrmann, the founder of Electrol Engineering, will continue to run Electrol as a division of Lex Products from its current Forest Hill, MD location.
Over the past 25 years, Electrol has established itself as a manufacturer of the most robust theatrical dimmers on the market. Its product line encompasses portable, rack mount, and permanent installation units, utilizing state-of-the-art digital control, monitoring, and indicator options.
“This is a perfect partnership for us,” says Bob Luther, CEO of Lex Products. “Bill Fehrmann and I are a lot alike; we are driven by customer feedback on our products, their durability, esthetics, and just plain usefulness. I could see no better person, or company, to help us enhance our portable and permanently installed product lines, and to add dimming capability to our repertoire.
Over the years, Lex Products Corp. has established itself as a leading manufacturer of power distribution products to the entertainment industry, with a history of product innovation and customer-service awards. Both Lex and Electrol plan to introduce and redesign products that will take advantage of such mutual strengths.
"It’s true that both our companies are built on the same core foundations; product innovation, engineering excellence, and customer-service being paramount,” says Bill Fehrmann.
“To tell you the truth, it’s nice to know that I’m not the only business owner who can be found walking through the factory, bringing back products to my desk, and tooling around with them in an effort to improve them,” says Fehrmann. “I am known to be available 24-7-365 for my customers. I thought I was alone, but LEX never sleeps either! I’m really looking forward to working with a group of dedicated top-notch people in an organization that is motivated by innovation and quality,” adds Fehrmann.
Since its small beginnings circa 1982, Electrol has come to be known in the entertainment industry as the company who invented trim-less dimmers, receiving the Excellence In Design Engineering Award from Design News for their Phase Proportional Driver. In addition to high-performance dimming, Electrol offers products such as: dx Rack Mount Digital Dimming, Anaconda portable dimming, LFD single channel dimming, DND ‘Margarita Mixer’, ISO - DMX Isolators’, etc.
“We believe Lex will really enhance the construction and durability of Electrol’s dimmer line,” says Bruce Allen, president of Lex Products. “Some of our best customers have told us that by having Electrol’s dimmer technology inside our rubber boxes, they’ll truly have the best of both worlds,” he adds.
“Even though we’re just in the beginning stages of this journey, we’re all chomping at the bit to co-develop new products together,” says Bill Froehlich, manufacturing manager of Lex Products and project manager of the Lex-Electrol product development team. “I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction at LDI, when we finally show off the stuff that’s in our skunk works,” adds Froehlich.
For now, shipping and billing will continue to be handled from the Maryland location. However, Lex Products inside and outside salespeople are willing to accept Electrol inquiries at this time.
For more information on Lex Product’s acquisition of Electrol or for any product-related questions, please contact Bill Fehrman at 410-638-9300 or Bill Froehlich at 203-363-3738.