Posted December 16, 2019

Ohio Transmission acquires Keller Electrical

Ohio Transmission Corporation announced the acquisition of Keller Electrical, a provider of industrial electrical services, equipment, components and supplies serving the southwestern United States.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Keller Electrical maintains a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona, and has field service capabilities spanning the Southwest and Mexico.

“Keller Electrical was founded in 1982 and has grown to become a leading service provider in the southwestern United States,” said Philip Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This further expands our regional footprint into the southwestern United States and adds almost 120 new associates to our OTC family. We are humbled to have the opportunity to provide a great new home for them.”

Keller Electrical was founded in June 1982 with 11 employees and has grown over the years to become a service provider for electric motor repair, custom electrical controls, fabrication, engineering and equipment field service, installation and maintenance. Its customers represent a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, mining, aggregate and cement, power generation, agriculture and manufacturing industries.

“We are pleased to welcome Keller Electrical to the OTC Family,” said Matt Piatt, chief operating officer of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Keller’s capabilities and geographic location are perfect complements to our Crimson Electric motor repair facility in South Carolina and provide a more complete service offering for all of our customers.”

Keller Electrical will continue to operate under its name and with current local management, including Cody Eslick, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Everson, senior vice president and CFO, both of whom will continue to lead the team. As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Keller Electrical will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and resources.

“This acquisition is an important part of our rapidly expanding repair and engineering services capabilities,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “They also share our commitment to be the best service provider we can be and to provide our customers with a one-stop solution and high-quality products and services.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 46 locations throughout the Southwest, South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 22 service shops. The addition of Keller Electrical associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 1,200 employees.