Apr 07, 2010

Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc., Acquires North East Aquastore

Acquisition allows for expansion into eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, southeastern New York and Connecticut

Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc., (MASSI) announced the acquisition of North East Aquastore (NEA).

“The opportunity to acquire NEA allows us to expand MASSI’s Aquastore branded products and services into eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, southeastern New York and Connecticut,” said Jerry Morris, CEO of MASSI. “NEA was the first municipal and industrial dealer for Aquastore glass-fused-to-steel tanks, established 30 years ago. The dealership grew to a level of prominence under the leadership of the late Rick Zecchino. Rick was a friend and a respected business leader. We at MASSI look forward to the opportunity to carry on his leadership and company goals.”

The companies also announced that Brian Hyde has joined the MASSI sales team as Eastern regional sales manager located in Chalfont, Pa. Hyde was most recently a regional manager for Miox Corp. and was formerly with Kappe Associates as a sales representative. Joining Hyde will be Aquastore tank sales engineer and former NEA employee Dick Gray.

“Brian and Dick will be responsible for municipal and industrial sales of Aquastore and TecStore tanks in this eastern area,” Morris said. “They bring many years of experience and knowledge in tank application and have been involved in hundreds of water and wastewater storage and treatment projects.”

NEA principals Ginnie Zecchino and Dick Greaves will remain involved in the company in advisory roles.

Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc., is an authorized dealer for Engineered Storage Products Co. of DeKalb, Ill., with more than 2,700 Aquastore & TecStore tanks installed in its 10-state territory.