Lester Sales Company was founded in 1958 by Ernie Lester. His vision was to offer the premier level of representation for the top electrical manufacturers in the industry. In 1996, after Ernie’s passing, Brian Chase acquired Lester Sales and successfully led the company for the next sixteen years. As Brian planned his retirement, he selected John Scott as the next leader for Lester Sales Company. John came on board in 2009 and purchased Lester Sales in 2012.
John graduated from Purdue University in 1986 and worked as an electrical control engineer until he joined Kirby Risk Electrical Supply in 1988. From 1988 until 2009, he served in numerous roles for Kirby Risk eventually achieving the position of Vice President – Marketing. John earned his Master’s Degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.
Lester Sales currently represents some of the electrical industry’s finest manufacturers in the industrial, commercial and lighting segments. Our partnerships extend across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. We offer our manufacturer partners an unparalleled level of sales representation that is anchored by a highly experienced and committed inside and outside sales team. From our conveniently located 120,000 square foot warehouse in Indianapolis, we ship to our local distributors and provide regional shipping services for several of our manufacturer partners.
Under John’s leadership, the company has continued Ernie’s legacy by building our future success on a foundation of strong relationships with employees, manufacturers, distributors and end users.