About Industrial Test Equipment Co.
ITECO’s hazardous gas detector division dates back to 1982 when its founder, electronic engineer Jay Monroe, purchased a thriving gas detector manufacturing company in California and moved it cross country to New York. Engaging in this new line of business was a natural and logical step for this seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for the field of electronics.
After working in the Naval Ordinance Laboratory during World War II, Jay started the Tensor Corporation where he developed sound systems for U.S. submarines. An innovator at heart, in 1959, Jay invented the famed Tensor Lamp. In the mid-1960s, he was recognized for his abiding interest in environmental issues when Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed him to New York City’s Business Advisory Counsel on Air Pollution. Carrying out his mission there, in 1967, Jay’s company produced a successful indoor air purifier.
The hazardous gas detector business he brought to ITECO represents a fusion of two of Jay’s great interests: electronic engineering and creating pollutant-free environments. His ingenuity and drive create a lasting legacy and the foundation for our commitment to continually update and improve our product line for your workplace safety and peace of mind.