Allen Fields, a visionary businessman who transformed a small Ohio electrical manufacturers representative firm into a nationwide industry leader, died Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla., with his loving family by his side. He was 95.
His long life was characterized by hard work powered by a brilliant and creative mind that saw possibilities where others didn’t. He had a legendary work ethic that propelled him to drive his gold Cadillac 80,000 miles yearly to visit customers and wake up for work at 6 a.m. well into his 70s.
He built his company, Allen Fields Associates, into a thriving business and assured its future by leaving it in the trusted hands of his son, Raymond “Skip” Watson, who built on his legacy to make Fields Electrical Sales Inc., one of the premier electrical manufacturers representatives in the nation.