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Christopher Associates to Be Represented by Rich Sales Inc.

Nov 11, 2009

November 2009 ? Christopher Associates, a pioneering supplier and distributor to the electronics and photovoltaic industries, announces that it signed Rich Sales Inc. for the printed circuit assembly product line throughout Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Founded in 1978 by Marshall and Richard Rich, Rich Sales is an electronics manufacturers’ representative company that has grown from a two-man organization to a 25 salesperson company encompassing 15 outside and four inside salespeople. The organization covers the Greater Southwest, which includes Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Central America, Tijuana/Baja and the Country of Mexico. Rich Sales’ goal is to provide its manufacturers with local technical sales support, service and current market information. With numerous clients throughout its territories, the company is diversified between both capital equipment and consumables.

“With more than 30 years experience, Rich Sales has positioned itself as a ‘solutions provider’ by using its time and resources to help customers solve manufacturing and process issues,” said Matt Holzmann, President of Christopher Associates. “Its philosophy closely aligns with Christopher Associates’ and we are confident that our customers throughout Texas, New Mexico and Arizona will receive the same high-quality support and service that we provide.”

Starting in a two-room office in 1977, Christopher Associates quickly expanded by focusing on technical service and an international product mix. By 1984, the company had become one of the leading suppliers to the printed circuit industry. It believes that the foundation of its success is dedication to technical expertise, combined with an unmatched commitment to personal service. Christopher Associates provides the comprehensive solutions that customers need to compete in the demanding global marketplace. This starts with its in-house technical and support specialists. Always available, they provide expertise in a wide range of disciplines ? from AOI and photovoltaic to printed circuit manufacturing. Today, the company’s customer base includes more than 1,600+ high-technology manufacturers throughout the Americas in the printed circuit fabrication and assembly industries. “We work side by side with our long-term equipment partners to deliver truly world-class technology. The products we represent are recognized as the premier solutions in their fields,” Holzmann said.

For more information about Rich Sales Inc., contact Managing Partner Marshall Rich at 15547 N. 77th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; 480-443-9255; E-mail:; Web site: 

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