Black Box has more than 40 years of experience connecting people and devices. The company is dedicated to helping customers embrace the future by ensuring business continuity and accelerating digital transformation. As a trusted solutions integration partner and provider of leading technology products, Black Box sells, designs, deploys, manages, and maintains a full range of technology solutions that support Connected Buildings, a Digital Workplace, and Customer Experience. With deep expertise in KVM, cabling, 5G, edge networking, data centres, and cybersecurity, the Black Box team serves enterprises of all sizes and scope.
Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks.
The company was founded as Expandor, Inc. by Eugene Yost and Richard "Dick" Raub, and offered printer switches popularly called "black boxes". It published a popular "Black Box Catalog" which was the basis of changing its name to Black Box Corporation in 1982.
Another division, Interlan, sold local area network equipment.
After a slow-down in business in the mid-1980s and Black Monday of 1987, Odyssey Partners acquired the company in 1988, through a leveraged buyout.
A proposed sale was met with a lawsuit, although the Interlan division was sold to Racal in 1989. Black Box was re-organized in 1990 after losses from the debt servicing. Despite getting $5.5 million in fees for the deal, Drexel Burnham Lambert filed for its own bankruptcy the same year. The no-action letter from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in June 1990 has been used as a legal precedent for similar cases.
Highest paying job titles at Black Box Corporation include Data Center Manager, Enterprise Account Manager, and Project Manager