NEWSMarch 31st 2015

EIS Announces Acquisition of Connect-Air International, Inc.



EIS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), has acquired Connect-Air International, Inc. headquartered in Seattle, WA from Wincove Capital. Connect-Air is a leading North American specialty distributor of low-voltage wire and cable used in critical building applications, primarily HVAC (heating, ventilations and air-conditioning), security and fire alarm systems. Connect-Air services the United States from seven sales offices and warehouses across the country.

Bob Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of EIS, said, “We are very pleased to bring Connect-Air International into our Genuine Cable Group and the EIS family. Connect-Air is one of the most successful distributors in the markets they serve and their team has built a tremendous business since 1978. This acquisition will open a new segment of business building opportunity for the Genuine Cable Group and EIS”.

Sean McCarthy, President of Connect-Air Wire and Cable, commented, “all of us at Connect-Air International are excited by the opportunities that will be presented by our partnership with the Genuine Cable Group and the EIS family. Connect-Air takes pride in our customer service and we believe that the expertise, extensive product offerings and network of locations the Genuine Cable Group provides will greatly enhance our ability to meet or surpass our customers’ expectations. We’ve enjoyed an excellent partnership with Wincove Capital for many years and are well positioned to capitalize on a substantial market opportunity as part of EIS.”

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2014 revenues of $15.3 billion. For more information on Genuine Parts Company, please visit

About EIS, Inc.

EIS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPC and one of North America’s leading distributors of process materials, production supplies, specialty wire and cable, and value added fabricated parts supplying the electrical OEM, apparatus repair and various assembly markets with over 100,000 critical products from 39 branches and 7 fabrication facilities located in North America. For more information on EIS, please visit

About Connect-Air International, Inc.

Connect-Air is a leading specialty distributor of low-voltage wire and cable used in critical building applications primarily HVAC, security and fire alarm systems based in Seattle, WA. The company’s products deliver signals to building control systems that manage commercial, institutional and multifamily residential buildings. Connect-Air International has been owned by Wincove Capital since 2008. For more information, please visit

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