Paul and Gary Marshank
Marshank Sales is celebrating their 90th year in business in 2010. Led by Gary Marshank and Paul Hugo, Marshank Sales is a third-generation independent rep firm that was started in 1920 by Garyâ€™s grandfather. With over 3,200 square feet of office and warehouse space in Tarzana, California, satellite office in Phoenix, Arizona and salespeople based as far south as San Diego and as far north as Thousand Oaks, their capacity to exceed market needs is second to none.
Asked about the anniversary, Marshank said, â€œWeâ€™ve been investing a lot of time and energy in order to grow the company. We currently have the best team weâ€™ve ever had with good diversity, a lot of experience and amazing sales talent.â€? Hugo commented â€œOur efforts in recent years to
strengthen our standing in the contracting and live sound markets have resulted in our company being positioned to take on the next 90 years with the same excellent reputation for service, integrity, reliability and follow-through for which we are known.â€?
The company was started by Garyâ€™s grandfather, Dave Marshank, who was a factory direct salesperson for radio parts prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1920. Dave would travel by train from New York to what he called the â€œ48 western statesâ€?, 26 weeks at a time. He was given the opportunity to open an office in California and take on other manufacturerâ€™s products which made him an independent rep. Garyâ€™s father, Norm, joined the company in 1946 after serving as a pilot during World War II. Norm remained at the company for over 55 years before retiring in 2003. The company expanded its coverage of the live sound and commercial audio market when Paul Hugo became a partner 3 years ago.
For more information contact Gary or Paul at 818-705-7272 or visit our site at www.marshanksales.com.