In January of 2000, the R.J. de Recat Co., Inc. and Eastern Marketing Associates (EMA) merged to form the Derema Group. Combining over 60 years of combined company experience, the new company became the largest rep firm in the industry. Combining the strengths of both firms, and offering regional office locations in the Northeast, West, Southeast, and Central, Derema Group became the industry's first national Sales and Marketing Solution.
The company services all customer channels including Retail Chains, OEM, Distribution, and Dealer. Through innovative sales and marketing programs, the company has consistently outpaced other sales growth in the base territories. Utilizing Brand Enhancement programs that create demand for product at both consumer and dealer level, Derema Group understands the dynamics of the successful sale of the products in each corresponding market channel
Derema salespeople cover the major marine and outdoor markets in the United States and Canada. Derema Design was developed as a response to the need for a dedicated marketing department to better serve our customers, providing award winning creative services, including video production and interactive training. Chris deRecat serves as President of Derema Group, while Joe Carney serves as Vice-President of Operations. Sales and Marketing is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA, with Operations in the West Chester, PA office.