July 2, 2018, Wallingford, CT – It is with great pleasure that we announce that Production Components Inc of Wallingford, CT and Jack Breen Associates of Clinton, CT have merged and are now in a position to serve our common customer base and principals even better. Both companies have a rich history in representing premier product lines dedicated to assembly, part marking, test and automation processes.
The newly merged company will operate as Production Components, Inc., and will be headquartered in Wallingford, CT, with satellite offices in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Jack Breen, owner of Jack Breen Associates, will continue to support his existing New England customer base. In addition to the merging of principals, the expanded company will be providing coverage for several key principals in the Eastern PA, Metro NY, NJ, MD, and DE areas.
“Jack and I have crossed paths many times over the past 30 years, but more recently we realized that our current product lines were more complimentary and synergistic than they were competitive”, says Scott White, President of Production Components. He continued, “It became clear that there would be numerous benefits to our principals, our customers, and our respective teams, by joining forces”.
The expanded company will include 5 field sales reps, as well as inside sales and marketing. Both Jack and Scott will continue to call on their long-time customer base. “We discovered very quickly that we had a lot of commonality in our customer lists”, says Breen. “And we knew many of the same key customers within each other’s database, further reinforcing that the merger would ultimately serve our customers and principals well”.
The response from their respective principals has been overwhelmingly positive, with an added energy and excitement in anticipation of the future. “The support of our key principals was very important to a successful transition”, says White. “In fact, my largest principal – Telesis Marking Technology – had some great insight and suggestions based on their previous experience with other agency successions”, added Breen. Additional guidance from MANA, whose resources included guidelines for transitions, mergers, and other manufacturer’s rep specific concerns, made the drafting of an agreement easy and protective of both parties.