History

Chuck Rizzo grew up in the hard-working middle class home of James and Margaret Rizzo as the second youngest of five children. Education and social betterment were always stressed, as well as honesty and respect for all. He attended Penn State University’s Worthington Scranton campus and graduated with an Associate of Technologies Degree in Electrical Engineering Technologies in 1972. With a strong technical background, he went to work in the life safety systems field as a technician, installing and servicing large-scale, complex systems. In 1977, he accepted a position as a system sales engineer in the Lehigh Valley with a major fire alarm manufacturer.

#01 (Feb 1982) Eastern Time Recorder Company is established

In 1982, after a…

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#02 (June 1985) Eastern Time, Inc. (ETI) is incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania

After a few years in…

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#03 (August 1993) ETI moves into new 18,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in Allentown, PA

With ETI enjoying much…

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#04 (June 1995) ETI opens Scranton area branch office

Although ETI had been…

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#05 (July 1998) Acquisition of the sound, video and nurse call divisions of Lehigh Electric Products

With a need for more…

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#06 (March 2001) ETI opens Harrisburg area branch office

Although ETI had been…

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#07 (2006) Sons Marc Rizzo and Bryan Rizzo join the sales engineering team at ETI

In 2006, while studying…

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#08 (May 2009) ETI Acquires Central Security, Inc.

ETI became more focused on…

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#09 (July 2009) First PGCB license is granted to ETI

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#10 (April 2012) ETI establishes James and Margaret Rizzo Scholarship at Penn State University

ETI has always been a…

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#11 (December 2013) ETI is nominated for “Top 30 for Sands Casino Supplier Excellence Awards”

Throughout the years, ETI…

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#12 (Sept 2014) ETI is honored by receiving recognition as one of “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America”

The United States and…

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#013 (January 2015) Sons Marc and Bryan Rizzo become 2nd generation partners in the 33 year old family business

As of January 1st 2015,…

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