French Gerleman, Parent Company of Applied Technologies, Merges with IAC Supply Solutions

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July 1, 2021: ST. LOUIS, MO – Applied Technologies, a St. Louis-based provider of advanced technology system integration solutions, has announced that parent company French Gerleman has merged with Memphis-based IAC Supply Solutions to create a $250 million industrial automation and electrical supply distributor. The combined company will operate under the name Agilix Solutions, and will be headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Beginning July 1, 2021, Applied Technologies is now an Agilix Solutions company. In addition to serving clients’ networking, data center and security needs, Applied Technologies will also work with Agilix to support customers’ industrial automation and industrial networking projects across 13 branches in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

“For more than 30 years, Applied Technologies has worked hand-in-hand with customers to advance their productivity and security initiatives and reach their strategic goals through technology,” said Krista Salvatore, Vice President, General Manager of Applied Technologies. “Our team of professionals has a great deal of experience and decades of insight into industrial networks, allowing us to address today’s needs while anticipating the needs of the future in this ever-evolving space. We look forward to furthering our work through Agilix Solutions’ expanded regional presence.”

Salvatore will continue in her role as Vice President, General Manager of Applied Technologies. French Gerleman President Mike Stanfill will serve as CEO of Agilix Solutions, with Darrell Smith serving as President.

“Applied Technologies has been a key service provider since the 1980s, supporting customers as they develop and implement large-scale, enterprise-wide networking projects,” said Stanfill. “The shift to a truly Connected Enterprise requires not only IoT devices, but also secure communication and analytics to address key business needs such as quality control, efficiency, and safety. The team at Applied Technologies understands these issues and has a longstanding history of successful implementations. Their expertise in this area will help us best serve our customers and support Agilix’s growth initiatives.”

More information about French Gerleman and IAC Supply Solutions, as well as the merger, can be found online at

About Applied Technologies

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Applied Technologies, an Agilix Solutions technology company, is an advanced technology systems integration company that designs, builds and implements customized technology solutions for real-world business needs. Founded in 1988, Applied Technologies helps manufacturing, distribution, commercial/enterprise, hospitality/gaming, healthcare, medical cannabis, financial and education industries achieve their digital transformation goals and objectives by partnering with leading industry technology providers such as Aruba/HPE, Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Rockwell Automation and VMWare.

About Agilix Solutions

Agilix is one of the 50 largest electrical supply distributors in the United States, and a leading distributor of products and services to the industrial, commercial and construction markets. Founded in 2021 through the merger of French Gerleman and IAC Supply Solutions, the company has longstanding partnerships with manufacturers such as Rockwell Automation, nVent Hoffman, Panduit, ABB, Southwire, Siemens, Hubbell, Acuity Brands, 3M, Mersen, and many other top manufacturers of automation, electrical, datacom, power transmission, safety, industrial supply, lighting and solar solutions.