Clark & Associates is a highly recognized and reputable sales, marketing, consulting and product awareness organization specializing in providing representation for best-in-class manufacturers.  Our team of 25 sales, marketing and operational professionals provide representation in 17 Western States. The distribution channels we represent include Industrial/MRO, Construction, Safety, Welding, Utility, Food Processing and Material Handling. 


For over 32 years we have provided our manufacturers with the link to our distributors. This link is built on our long term relationships with our manufacturers and the best distributors.  We provide cost-savings, productivity enhancements and compliance solutions to the end-user. The result is accelerated market penetration and sales success for our product lines.  

How We Grow Our Business

We excel at leveraging large client relationships, vendor consolidation, training, branch calls, marketing, promotions, and converting key high volume end-users. We emphasize a strong focus on new product placement in catalogs and online, expanding our presence in the field, and developing relationships with various channels of distribution.


To provide our manufacturers, distributors and their customers with total quality representation. We will exceed their expectations by being the best selling and servicing organization in the industries we serve.


  • Integrity - We deal with our customers, employees, and manufacturers in an ethical, honest, and fair manner that reflects the way we like to be treated.

  • Accountability - We believe accountability with our teams actions, sales, and operations to our manufacturers, distributors, and end users is paramount.

  • Reward - We believe in rewarding those who contribute to our success, and believe strongly in excellent financial performance of our company.

  • Honor - We honor those who work for us, and we attract, develop, and reward world class people.

  • Passion - Our passion is driving sales.  This passion makes us move quicker, get up earlier and stay up later.

  • Success - We believe in continual improvement for our company, and realize we can get what we desire by helping others achieve their goals.



John Clark started Clark & Associates out of a small office in his home in 1979.  He was a single person representative in Southern California in the industrial tool business after having been the VP of sales for an abrasives manufacturer.  After Gary graduated from College in Mechanical Engineering he worked for a major medical device manufacturer and went on to graduate school for his MBA at night.  In 1985 Gary partnered with John and together they incorporated Clark & Associates, opened their first office and warehouse, and began to expand their business.  They started in the Industrial/ MRO channels and quickly moved into the Construction, Welding and Safety channels.  Over the years they expanded their geography, added people, and increased services and facilities.  John retired in the early 2000’s but has remained a great mentor for Gary over the years.  Today Clark reaches 17 states with over 25 employees and is headquartered in Anaheim, CA.  Our office includes sales and marketing offices, a 5000 square foot state of the art training center and 20,000 square foot warehouse. 




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