News & Updates

  • 100 Years of Service

    1919, one year after the end of World War One. The same year our home town Pittsburgh Steelers began their championship trek. A graduate of Carnegie Tech established a Manufacturer’s Representative agency to market and sell electrical components in the mid-atlantic region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio. We honor our legacy but look […]

  • Protech Systems

    Established in 1980, Protech Systems Co., Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PCs, automation products and embedded computers for companies around the world.  Protech is certified by TUV Product Services for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Protech is dedicated to providing customers with top quality, high performance solutions along with the most […]

  • Concentric Devices

    Concentric Devices is the manufacturer of the next generation of value-added electrical terminal blocks. We utilize our “iQ Technology” to provide a completely integrated connectivity solution for electrical control applications. Concentric Devices provides distribution terminal blocks, CT shunting or grounding terminal blocks and circuit interrupting terminal blocks. Each has a specific function, and yet is […]

  • EMPHATEC adds MiBridge

    What is MiBridge®?  MIBRIDGE® is strictly hardware. It allows existing field wiring to be interfaced to new distributed control system (DCS) or programmable logic controller (PLC) I/O cards quickly and without wiring errors.  Download MiBridge Brochure Why use MiBridge®? Downtime means lost revenue. MIBRIDGE® allows control to migrate from a legacy system to a new PLC […]

  • We proudly announce the addition of SensoPart Inc. to our product lines.

    SensoPart concentrates on the development, production and marketing of optoelectronic sensors and image-processing vision sensors for factory automation. We also offer inductive, capacitive and ultrasonic sensors. Our products are used in numerous applications and sectors from automotive and machine construction, through the electronics and solar industries, to the food and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Belden Distributed Control Units – Webinar

    Distributed Control Units – WEBINAR! Learn about the latest advancements in on-machine connectivity and better understand how distributed controllers can improve performance of a system. In this webinar you will see the benefits of • Sealed on-machine connectivity • Distributed control for industrial control systems • On-machine connectivity for cost reduction.   WEBINAR LINK: On-Machine […]

  • “NEW” Trapped Key Exchange System

    SKORPION Trapped Key Exchange System ALL-in-ONE Stainless Steel 316 Trapped Single Key Solenoid Release with Rear Release, Request Button and Emergency Stop Button IDEM’s SKORPION Trapped Key Exchange System is growing and over the next few mailshots new products will be unveiled that willl be available soon. This mailshot features the stunning ALL-in-ONE SS-TS-SR-RR. The SS-TS-SS-RR […]

  • Configurable Solenoid Locking Interlock Safety Switch featuring RFID Interlocking

    Providing end user configuration for machine control with push buttons, lights, e-stops,etc. the KLM-Z-4ST launching in April has been designed to incorporate high anti-tamper unique RFID coding and provide PLe safety levels to ISO13849-1. The KLM-Z-4ST saves wiring and extra expense by incorporating options of start/stop buttons, E-Stops, Run buttons all in one housing instead […]

  • Bonded-Pair Technology, Now in a 4-Pair Cordset

    Lumberg Automation’s new shielded, bonded-pair, TPE-jacketed cordsets are a compact and cost-effective way to provide customers with a 600V-rated, 4-pair industrial Ethernet solution. Best performance in high-noise environments Meets 600V AWM requirements Currently available in Americas  Maintain Signal Transmission in High-Noise Environments  Upgraded Shielded Industrial Ethernet Cordsets from Lumberg Automation   Achieve better performance in harsh […]

  • We proudly announce the addition of Belden Automation Products

    Industrial Connectivity Solutions from Belden Founded in 1902, Belden’s long-term proven solutions are in reliable operation worldwide. Our two leading brands – Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation – combine proven experience with innovation. And a focus on customer needs has made us the global leader inhigh-quality, end-to-end signal transmissions. Developed with ease of use in mind, […]

  • We proudly announce the addition of IDEM Safety Products

    Mechanical Interlock. THE COMPLETE SAFETY INTERLOCK ANSWER. IDEM offer a diverse range of products covering all aspects of the human-machine interface. All of our products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the latest international standards in a purpose-built facility based in the North-West of England. From non-contact safety switches through to some of […]


Traditional Service And New Ideas



Service First

Electrical Control Products for Industry in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

The Russell F Clark Co is in business to facilitate the trade between our customers and our principals. All of our efforts and services are dedicated to meet this end.

Our company’s growth and success has paralleled new developments in the connectivity, electrical, electronic, and instrumentation markets, but the company’s service-first policy has never changed. The Russell F Clark Representatives employ a team marketing approach that provides their principals and customers with the latest and most accurate market and product information for the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. The traditional formula of service and innovation continues for the present as the Energy, Transportation, Electric Utility, and Manufacturing industries thrive in the Pittsburgh area.

Find High-Quality Automation Products in Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy more convenient end-user configuration and more reliable output from your electrical equipment when you improve your production with our automation products in Pittsburgh, PA. At our firm, we strive to provide our clients with long-term, proven solutions that lead to more reliable operations on a worldwide scale. Developed with ease of use in mind, our electrical and industrial connectivity solutions are designed to stand up to traditional wear and tear and keep going. No matter what your performance needs, you are sure to find a suitable addition to your systems when you browse our extensive selection of electrical control products.

As a manufacturer’s representative, we consider it our duty to provide our clients with modern, cost-effective equipment and tools that will serve them well in a wide variety of electrical applications. When you turn to us for your electrical equipment and supply needs, you can rest assured that our dedicated team members will always be courteous, forthright, and reliable. Make us your dedicated source for your every connectivity, electrical, and instrumentation need, and we’ll see to it that you receive the high-performance solutions you need to continue to serve your respective industry.

Proudly Serving Clients in Various Industries

From gas and oil to wind and solar applications, we proudly provide clients in a range of energy production, logistical, and manufacturing industries with the automation products they need to improve their operations. As part of our company policy, we strive to maintain close communication between manufacturers and our clients to ensure we’re capable of promptly supplying the newest, finest quality products for every commercial and industrial application.

Whether you’re looking to transfer more power, data, or signals, or a combination of all three, our diversified range of high-performance products are sure to serve you well. No matter what you need, you can always count on our team to expedite your orders, provide accurate quotations, and answer any questions or inquiries you may have about our electrical control products. Trust us to help you get one step closer to a higher level of accuracy and efficiency.

Contact our company for more information about the list of manufacturers we work with. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients in Western Pennsylvania and Western Virginia regions.

Full Variety of Electrical Control Products in Pittsburgh, PA

When you need to keep your company running efficiently and profitably, count on our full array of electrical control products in Pittsburgh, PA. We carry a full variety of products by trusted manufacturers including:

  • Industrial Connectivity Solutions by Belden: Belden’s leading automation brands, Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation, allow you to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business operations through the use of various automation products. When you rely on automation rely on Belden… Sending all the Right Signals.
  • Emphatec: We offer standard off-the-shelf products such as analog signal conditioners, relays and power supplies. We also provide our customers with custom or application specific products. Our emphasis is on solutions to your interfacing and automation needs.
  • Power Switches and Relays by ElectroSwitch Corp.: Switches, Relays, and Meters Designed & Manufactured for Protection, Monitoring, and Control of Electric Power Systems. “Never a Doubt”.
  • Switch-Safe: Magnetic Mount or full Lock Out Tag Out protective covers for Power and Control switches.
  • IDEM Safety Products:  Protect your workers as well as your bottom line with IDEM safety products including key exchange systems, configurable solenoid interlock safety switches, and more.
  • Concentric Devices LLC.: Concentric Devices is the manufacturer of the next generation of value-added electrical terminal blocks. We utilize our “iQ Technology” to provide a completely integrated connectivity solution for electrical control applications.
  • SensoPart: “We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” An innovative supplier of opto-electronic, inductive, capacitive, ultra-sonic, and image-processing vision sensors for factory automation.
  • Pro-Tech Computers: Established in 1980, Protech Systems Co., Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PCs, automation products and embedded computers for companies around the world.
  • APG: Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) is a supplier of innovative and differentiated products, solutions, and services for industrial process measurement and control. Technologies include pressure, flow, level control, analytics, and dedicated flexible control, using state of the art methodologies.
  • Nidec-Avtron: Nidec Avtron Automation brings systems and product expertise to the industrial automation market. At Nidec-Avtron, we manufacture AC, DC and SR drive systems, a complete encoder product line from light mill duty to severe duty applications, including ATEX approved encoders for hazardous environments, and diagnostic and productivity software.
  • Bihl + Wiedemann: The highly specialized engineering firm is among the leading providers of safety technology and electronic components for automation technology using AS-Interface.
  • Contact our company for more information about the list of manufacturers we work with, and our integrated services such as: Engineering, Design, Fabrication, Integration, Set-Up, and Installation. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we have proudly served clients in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia for over 100 years.


  • Gary Crissman
    Gary Crissman

    President and Outside Sales

    Gary is a native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Muskingum College in Marketing & Communications. He joined the company in 1976 as an apprentice salesman and in 1990 became CEO. In addition to setting the direction for the company he loves to help customers find new ways to use our products.


  •  Ryan Pillar

    Outside Sales Engineer

    Ryan, a technology guru, is an accomplished expert in Factory Automation and Industrial Safety with over 15 years of Technical and Industrial sales. A Pittsburgh native, he now lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife and teenage son after spending nearly a decade in Columbus Ohio working in technical sales.



  • Jane Sipko

    Inside Sales Assistant

       Jane is responsible for order entry, expediting, providing quotations, and assisting customers with their questions and inquiries. Janes focus is to maintain a strong sense of accuracy and efficiency to enable a timely and seamless progression of all communication between Russell F. Clark and all principals and customers.



We take our name from our founder, Russell F Clark, a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, who began his career in the burgeoning electrical industry after graduating as an electrical engineer from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1916. Mr. Clark became a manufacturer’s representative in 1919 after working as an engineer for the Duquesne Light Company.


The firm’s first two customers were Mine Safety Appliances and Duquesne Light Co. They remain major accounts for the company today, along with many other industrial leaders. As his firm grew, Mr. Clark developed a policy of close communication between manufacturers and customers that assures prompt supply of the finest quality and newest design products for each application. He used his initials as the company name and logo. RFC, he was proud to say, stands for reliable, forthright & courteous.

Mr. Clark’s founding principles continue to guide the company. Always a close-knit, family-style operation, the Russell F Clark Company today is headed by Gary Crissman, President. Mr. Crissman continues the company’s dedication to the values on which the firm is based. Though mindful of the company’s heritage, Mr. Crissman insists that the Russell F Clark Company takes a leading position in service and innovation for old and new customers and principals alike.