Putting Service First

At Trent Partners, we believe our job truly begins after we receive an order. Even a sale with all the right ingredients - proper price points, advertising support, and strong products - can be undone without diligent in-store attention. Since we believe it is within the store that the true battle is fought, we work hard to maintain our long-standing relationships with a diverse network of vendors.

We are able to leverage our relationships to ensure that our manufacturers receive optimal product distribution, placement, and promotion. We also work tirelessly to ensure that all salespeople who come in contact with your product are adequately trained.

To our dealers, we deliver exceptional care, consideration, and attention. We strive to impart our extensive knowledge and expertise to meet our dealers' challengers and aid them in accomplishing their goals.

Our Story

The evolution of the Trent Partners of today tracks alongside the careers of our three principals.

Stephen Trentacoste began his career at Audiovox Corporation and left in 1980 as Vice President of the Hi-Comp Division. After leaving Audiovox Corporation, he founded S&E Marketing, a representative firm in the New York metro area. In 1985, S&E Marketing merged with the venerable representative firm, J.H. Thal Associates, and renamed the combined firm Thal-Trent Associates. Trent Partners & Associates was established in 1990 when Stephen Trentacoste purchased the shares remaining from the Thal family.

In 2011, Trent Partners & Associates yet again expanded with its acquisition of Opus Marketing North to form Trent Partners New England. Completion of this acquisition enables Trent Partners to enter the New England marketplace and, for several manufacturers, the upstate New York marketplace.

Frank Lombardo began his career at Litton Microwave Cooking Products, serving in a variety of sales management positions. In 1984, Frank joined NEC Home Electronics and left in 1990 as Regional Vice President of Sales. He formed Frank Lombardo & Associates, a representative firm, immediately after leaving NEC. Frank Lombardo & Associates eventually merged with Trent Partners & Associates.

Peter Huggins began his career at Pioneer Electronics, and has served Trent Partners for over thirty years. In recognition of his exemplary service, Peter was awarded a percentage of the company.


Today, Trent Partners is comprised of a staff of talented and dedicated professionals. Our employees served in all facets of the consumer electronics industry from factory executives to sales managers.

Our people have always been essential to the success of the Company, and set us apart from any other sales organization.

Our Territory



We are consistently recognized by our manufacturers for delivering on our promises of service excellence. In fact, we have been honored with awards including Representative of the Year, Quota Buster, Million Dollar Club, Most Improved Territory, and many more. We believe these awards illustrate the commitment on which we have based our firm’s reputation, and we are honored to have received the following awards:



Audiovox Cellular


Audiovox Consumer Group

2004, 2006

Audiovox Jensen Car Audio

2002, 2009

Avanti Products

1994 thru 2016

Becker Electronics




Built NY

2008, 2009


1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001 thru 2003

Cobra Electronics


Craig Electronics

1991 thru 1994

Crimestopper Security

1984 - 1988

Emerson Radio Corporation

1999, 2004

Franklin Electronic Publishers



1993, 1996, 1998, 1999

Goldstar Products

1990, 1992

Kenwood Mobile Electronics

2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015

Kenwood Home Audio



2002, 2012, 2014


2001, 2003, 2005



Midland International



1998, 2003

Radar Intercept






Sony Recording Media

1986, 1988

Sony Data Media

1987, 1989, 1991



Vantage Point

1992, 1993, 1994