RESA Power Solutions Acquires West Coast Switchgear

San Jose, CA – RESA Power Solutions (“RESA”) announced it has completed the acquisition of West Coast Switchgear, Inc.  Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Cerritos, California, West Coast Switchgear is an industry leader in sales, service and remanufacturing of power circuit breakers, switchgear and other power distribution equipment and control systems.  With locations in Cerritos and Bakersfield, West Coast Switchgear is backed by an in-house engineering staff, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and onsite apparatus repair facility for everything 480 volt and above.

Dorian Alexandrescu, CEO of RESA, said, “The acquisition of West Coast Switchgear expands RESA’s footprint into the Southern California market and further enhances the product and service offerings to the combined West Coast Switchgear / RESA customer base. We are very excited to welcome the West Coast Switchgear team to the RESA Power Solutions family.”

Fred Cisternelli, CEO of West Coast Switchgear, said, “We are very pleased to join the RESA Power Solutions team. RESA’s industry experience and vast network of resources makes it the perfect acquirer of West Coast Switchgear.  We build lasting relationships with our customers on the foundation of quality products and services. This acquisition not only helps us add more value for our customers, but it also brings new growth opportunities to our employees. We look forward to working with the RESA team to continue expanding our reach in the electrical life extension solutions market.”

RESA anticipates continuing West Coast Switchgear operations under its current local leadership, staff and facilities in Cerritos and Bakersfield – without any job losses.  In fact, RESA intends to build upon the West Coast Switchgear presence in Southern California and grow significantly in the Western part of the US. Specific Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


RESA Power Solutions is the market leader in life extension solutions for power distribution equipment.  RESA is comprised of business units across the United States specializing in various niche power distribution & circuit protection markets such as obsolete & hard-to-find inventory, fast turnaround on current model equipment, engineering services and testing & maintenance.  RESA has five primary distribution facilities and ten service centers across the U.S., accommodating one of the largest inventory of power distribution and control equipment in North America.  RESA now employs field sales engineers in 14 states and serves every major US metropolitan area through our network of business units.  For more information about how to join the RESA Power Solutions group, visit

For more information, please contact:
Anthony Robinson
EVP, Marketing & Business Development
800.576.RESA x2203

RESA Power Solutions
2390 Zanker Rd
San Jose CA 95131

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