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Company Introduction

LaSalle Electric Supply Co was founded in 1952 as a lighting and electric supplies distributor in Detroit, MI. Originally owned and operated by Bert Gatward, it remains a family owned business with Jim Gatward at the helm today.  In 1980 Jim started the Aircraft Lighting division after working in the industry at Delta Airlines. Over the next twenty five years LaSalle has grown into the world's largest authorized distributor of Aircraft lighting products. By staying focused on lighting and the important balance between manufacturers, quality and price, LaSalle stands alone as the ultimate authority for lamps and lighting concerns. We are committed to helping our customers create and maintain a cost effective balance between quality products at competitive prices.

As an Authorized Distributor (why is this important?) for every major lamp manufacturer, LaSalle can offer the latest in lighting technology, a diverse mix of products, unmatched product knowledge and Customer Service that sets the standard for our industry.
Currently LaSalle supports every major commercial fleet type in the world today. The universal nature of many lighting products allows us to accommodate all types of aircraft including (but not limited to): Boeing & McDonald Douglas, Airbus, Bombardier, Canadair, Embraer, British Aerospace and Saab. By working with engineering, maintenance and purchasing LaSalle creates cost saving solutions every day. By serving as a direct link to the manufacturer we provide seamless traceability, accountability and daily communication to the people who design and manufacture the products.

Locally, LaSalle supports a vast number of industrial customers directly supporting Detroit's automotive industry. With a half century of experience in the electrical and lighting fields, LaSalle remains an ideal source for commercial and industrial electrical and lighting applications.  In 2009 LaSalle will open LaSalle Automation in Shelby Township - an aggressive entrance into the high tech industrial automation market that thrives in Southeast Michigan.

LaSalle is ISO 9002 certified, CASE Registered and a 2007 and 2008 Boeing Supplier of the Year Award Recipient.