Welcome to Gilson Engineering Sales, Inc. We are a manufactures' representative for flow, pressure,
level, analytical, data acquisition and automation products. In the January 1998 issue of Control
Magazine Reader Choice Awards, 20 of the products we represent were voted tops in their specific
category for service and performance. No other single manufacturer, including Fisher Rosemont, can
offer the variety and wide selection of products that Gilson handles.
Gilson Engineering Sales, Inc., is a 40-year old company started by Clete Gilson. Clete formerly
worked at Westinghouse for 10 years and 2 years with a local instrumentation representative in the
Pittsburgh area. The company still represents our two original principals. The company's first sales
people were hand-picked from Westinghouse. In today's market the company believes in hiring
competitive, hard-working people that are good listeners that demonstrate the highest degree of
integrity. Today, our outside sales force has an average of 15 years of experience in the
instrumentation field. They are supported heavily by an inside sales force (backup of 2:1) that is
dedicated to providing the highest level of support to our customers. The company currently consists
of 30 full time people, including 7 inside sales support people, 3 application engineers, and 12 outside
sales engineers. In addition to the full time people, we also have 2 part time employees.
We have a simple philosophy in our company: "What's it take to get the business." That attitude is
instilled in top management to every individual in our company. This is evident by our phone system,
where it is mandatory to answer the phone within two rings. After two rings, everyone in our company
is expected to pick up the phone including our President. Our measurement from year to year is an
extremely simple one. "Is it easier to do business with Gilson Engineering this year as opposed to last
Gilson Engineering will always treat their employees, principals and customers with the highest degree
of honesty and integrity.
Gilson Engineering is a customer-focused organization. We will always try to solve customers'
problems and meet their needs with both existing and leading edge technology for Automation and
Process Control Industries.
The Role of Our Principals
We are extremely selective on the principals that we represent. We need to continue to build on our
reputation and look for manufacturers that have a unique product that can enhance our position with