David Lorsch, founder and former CEO of DBL Distributing, passed away suddenly at the age of 62. Lorsch formed DBL Distributing in 1989 to bring a West Coast distribution company to the independent retail, commercial AV and custom electronics channels. Lorsch sold the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company to Ingram Micro in 2007 for $96 million.
Lorsch started DBL as a catalog distributor because he saw a gap in the electronics distribution market targeting the industry west of St. Louis. Eventually serving the entire nation, the company expanded beyond targeting just audio and video retailers to add digital photo, mobile phones, commercial AV gear and custom installation equipment.
The company grew to serve more than 30,000 retail customers nationwide, with a line card of more than 17,000 products from 400 manufacturers. Six months after the sale to Ingram Micro, Lorsch resigned his position with DBL.
According to posts from his wife Cindy and son Scott Lorsch Facebook page, Lorsch passed away on February 4 at home in his office.
Cindy posted, “My heart is beyond broken. I am still trying to process why my David my love has left me and our children.”
His son Scott posted, “My father was an amazing human, my teacher, and my friend and I will miss him dearly!”
Lorsch is survived by his wife Cindy, daughter Hillary, and son Scott. The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. at Mt Sinai Cemetery (24210 N 68th St, Phoenix, AZ 85054). Shiva will follow that evening at 5:30 p.m. for both afternoon and evening services.
The family is inviting anyone to post photos, videos, words of love, or anything fun about David please to their dropbox folder.
Tuesday, February 8 at 11 AM
24210 N 68th St, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Every day at 5:30 PM February 8-15, except for Friday.
9820 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Unit 730
Scottsdale, AZ 85255