Saturday, May 10, 2008

Centro Inc. has received the Distributor of Distinction Award from Ashcroft Inc.  This award was presented to Centro in recognition for Centro’s sales growth and total sales volume of Ashcroft gauges and other process instruments in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.  Ashcroft executives Robert DiVita, national sales manager for distributor sales and Gary Hedine, regional sales manager for the southeastern USA presented the award to Michael Gallagher, president of Centro and Andy Silas, division sales manager of the Instrumentation & Automation Products Division of Centro on May 5th at the Centro headquarters facility in Memphis.

While presenting the award to Centro Robert DiVita commented “that only 10% of the 100 plus Ashcroft distributors in the USA ever achieve the Distributor of Distinction Award level”.   This is the third time in the past 15 years that Centro has been recognized with this honor by Ashcroft Inc.


Centro Inc., founded in Memphis in 1970, is a specialty representative and distributor company focusing on customers in the Process Flow Market in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Northern Alabama and Northern Louisiana.  The company serves customer through four focused divisions:

  •  Instrumentation, Automation & Sanitary Products Division
  •  Valve, Actuation & Engineered Products Division
  •  Process Filtration Division.
  •  Compressor & Pump Division

About Ashcroft®


The Ashcroft® trademark has epitomized quality and reliability in pressure and temperature instrumentation for over 100 years. Their broad line of pressure and temperature gauges and switches is complemented by a full line of pressure transducers and test equipment. Along with more traditional technology, Ashcroft products offer exclusive mechanical innovations such as Plus™, PowerFlex™ and FlutterGuard™ movement technology to combat process vibration. The new line of Ashcroft Digital Test gauges offer a Total Error Band specification unmatched in digital or analog gauge products. Whether traditional analog or state of the art electronic, the Ashcroft name provides the reliability our Process and General Industrial customers require.


Centro, Inc. has served the process manufacturing industry for 36 years in instrumentation, automation, valves, filtration, pumps, compressors and engineered products and has twice been a finalist in the Memphis Business Journal Small Business Awards.  Centro is headquartered in Memphis, TN and has additional technical stocking facilities in North Little Rock, AR, Shreveport, LA, Nashville, TN and El Dorado AR.


Please contact Michael Gallagher president of Centro in Memphis at (901) 357-1261 with questions or comments or refer to the Centro web site at