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Lighting People: On the Move | September 2022 

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Author:  Brooke Ziolo, with contributions from Al Uszynski

Career moves of lighting people whom you may know


It’s been a busy time for people moving up and moving on to new, exciting opportunities.  Below is a rundown of some career changes that some lighting people have recently made. 



Luke Langner Pricing and Market Intelligence Specialist, Cooper Lighting Solutions
Daniel Pena Sr. Sourcing Manager, Acuity Brands
Zachary Cunningham Technical Sales Manager, Acuity Brands
Jonathan Hoyle Principal, The Lighting Practice
Lanny McCormack District Sales VP, Eaton
Aymen Chami Director of Engineering, MaxLite
Jeremy Lewis Regional Sr. Service Engineer, Fluence
Scott Straaten Director of Sales, Specialty Lighting Industries
Anirudha Deshpande Director of Engineering, Current Lighting
Joe Karsh Director of Innovation Strategy and Delivery, Focal Point
Laura Zimmerman Specification Sales Manager - North East, Current Lighting
Nick Cardamone Regional Sales Manager, Acuity Brands
Heather Borrensen Principal, Illumination Works
Joyce Cassidy Regional Sales Manager, Southeast, Lighting Services Inc.
Steven Lowe Vice President, Brand Marketing, Acuity Brands
Chris Brownell President, Kirlin
Spencer Chando Specification Sales, Illuminations, Inc.


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Recent Moves

Tuesday McLean Director of National Accounts, Luminii
Barry Young Regional Sales Manager, Nova Flex
Allison Newcombe Lighting Designer, Auerbach Glasow
Lesley Matt CEO, Energy Focus
Sawan Patel Product Manager, Visual Comfort & Co.
Jose Gutierrez Sales Representative, JRG Sales
David Delmonico Sales Director, Fulham 
Naumilda Como Electrical Engineer II, CRB
Shoshanna Segal Sr. Designer, Hartranft Lighting Design
Jeff Spencer President, Bird-X, Tri Lite, Cozy Products and Yates
Scott Randolph Western Regional Sales Manager, Beghelli USA
Wade Williams Sales Associate, Parlights, Inc.
Ryan Koch Regional Sales Manager, PreciseLED
Michael Kimmich Outside Sales Representative, Western Florida Lighting
Bev Dahl Sales Director, RBW
Deborah Witte Founder & CEO, Centricity Brands
Michael Maltezos Director / Specialist, Public Systems & Service, Signify
Nathan Hagemeier VP of Sales, DMF Lighting
Kesinee Trakulpattanakorn Regional Sales Manager, Lighting Services, Inc.
Dan Kohnen Architectural Systems Leader, Senior Director, Focal Point
Paul Tudor President & CEO, Universal Douglas
Brian Sterback VP of Sales - East, CS Illumination
Cathrine Fahmy Lighting Designer, LightHive
Bill Foley Interim President, SPI Lighting
Chris Hogan President, Helios Lighting Inc.
Taneah Lay Director of Corporate Accounts, DesignLight
Chris Primous VP of Business Development and Sales, LiteTrace
Ronald Johnson Business Development Manager - Western, Mule Lighting
Randy Hawkes Director Business Development, Northeast ESCO Channel, MaxLite
Matthew Dunn Regional Sales Manager, DMF Lighting
Sheri Miles Quotes/Project Manager, SESCO Lighting
Michael Cooley Lighting Designer, Chroma Lighting Group
Zach Gaines Contractor & Spec Sales, SESCO Lighting
Mark Wellnitz Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Chameleon Lighting
Matt Guest Outside Sales, Saint Louis Lighting Group
Manuel Abello Specification Sales, Genesis Lighting
Michael Page Specification Sales, Convergence
Benjamin Bertens General Manager, XtraLight LED Lighting Solutions
Pranav Chopra EVP, Architectural Division, Thea Enterprises
Jay Dombrowski Regional Sales Manager, Pa-Co Lighting
Shelli Sedlak Specification Sales Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions
Dennis Picklesimer Senior VP of Sales, Eti Solid State Lighting
Paul Schaller Outside Sales Representative, Fisher Lighting & Controls
Megan Carroll Regional Sales Manager, Lighting Services Inc.
Chad Saunders Tiller Eastern Region Sales Director, LiteGear
Mark Fonti Regional Sales Manager, Liteline
Melissa DeNicola National Sales Director, T-1 Lighting
Drew Roberson Regional Sales Manager, Southwest, WE-EF Lighting



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Brooke Ziolo is President of Egret Consulting Group – the largest recruitment firm dedicated to serving the electrical and lighting industries.

NOTE:  While we do our best to ensure accuracy, most of the information above is aggregated from company announcements or individual postings on LinkedIn and other social media.  Please check with the employer or employee to verify employment status and official title.  If you see an error please contact us so we can address it.  Thank you.





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