November 29, 2023   

Lighting People: On the Move | November 2023


Author:  Brooke Ziolo, with contributions from Al Uszynski

Career moves of lighting people whom you may know


In the ever-evolving world of lighting, it's essential to stay updated with the industry's dynamic shifts. Whether it's the innovation of new technologies, shifts in market trends or the movement of industry professionals, the lighting sector remains a vibrant arena full of potential and growth.

Staying abreast of the movements of lighting people is not just about knowing who's who, but also about understanding the broader implications these shifts can have on business strategies, partnerships and industry alignments. 

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.




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Lighting Person ▲▼ Company ▲▼ Role
Nathan Campbell LumenWerx VP, Sales
Matt Deal Acuity Brands Regional VP of Sales
Lindsay Duval Available Light Associate
Kate Ferguson RBW Regional Sales Manager
Sean Gaydos USAI Lighting President
Tim Henning Acuity Brands Sr. Manager - Architectural Technical Sales
Karyn Hayes Hinkley Director of Showroom Sales
Rowan Lawson Cree Lighting Chief of Staff
Nadia Orcel Available Light Senior Designer
Damien Perard Available Light Associate
Jamison Russell Acuity Brands Product Manager - Luminaire LED
Sage Russell LumenWerx VP, Specification Sales
Melanie Sanders Vode Lighting Marketing Manager
Nikolai Shteinman Barron Lighting Group Industrial Engineer
Benjamin Wilson Available Light Senior Associate



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Recent Moves

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Lighting Person ▲▼ Company ▲▼ Role
Matt Albertson Illuminations Interior Design Sales
Sohana Arni Pinnacle Architectural Lighting Sr. Director of Marketing
Gaurav Arora Barron Lighting Group Exitronix Brand Manager
Francisco Arteaga E.R.I Electrical Representatives Contractor & Distributor Sales
Abraham Benguigui 16500 Outside Sales
Tim Berman Mindset Lighting CEO
Nydia Bonilla Bold Lighting East Coast Regional Manager
Heidi Bushing Optiva Lighting & Electrical Services Sr Project Manager
Jen Carver SPI Lighting Regional Sales Manager
John Christensen DWM Holdings National Sales Manager
Tania Criollo Davis Project Manager
Kristyn Cropper The Lighting Digest Account Executive
Usman Chaudhri Illuminations Integrated Solutions Sales
Steve Clark Mercer Zimmerman Branch Manager
Crystal Cortez Lighting Systems Outside Sales
Jeffery DeWitt Barron Lighting Group Director of FP&A
Mark Dundon MaxLite Regional VP of Sales - West
Brian Garner SLG Lighting Regional Sales Manager
Sean Gaydos USAI Lighting President
Peter Hegedus CSL Lighting Senior VP of Sales
Tracy Hansen Visa Lighting Sales Director
Dave Huber CED Wisconsin Outside Sales
Rick Hurst Satco Products Director Business Development - Connected Lighting
Michael Paul Jennison Omnilumen Technical Products Specification Sales Representative
Drew Kolb Lightology National Sales Director
Lamont Brooks Specification Lighting Sales VP, Distributor and Contractor Sales
Eric Loferski Visa Lighting Director of Marketing & Product Management
Kristen Mallardi Jack Duffy & Associates Specification Sales
Christine Mendez Illuminations Interior Design Sales
Taoufik Mehmli Legrand, North America Sr. Project Manager
James Moan Big Ass Fans Chief Technology Officer
Nancy Lee SCI Lighting Solutions Design Build Contractor Sales
Elliott Parks WeSpec Lighting Sales
Rohini Pendyala Stantec Senior Lighting Designer
Zachary Pilgrim Nexgen Lighting Solutions Controls Specialist
Michael Quijano G&G Industrial Lighting VP, Product and Market Strategy
Javier Rojas Legrand Engineering Manager
Brandi Shamblin CW Lighting Quotations
Alison See Wiedenbach Brown Estimating
Steven Seligman Repco II Outside Specification Sales
Haley Suprenant Mlazgar Associates Account Manager
Mark Talley B-K Lighting Sales Manager
Josh Turmel Illuminations Specification Applications
Lauren Ward Cushing United Lighting Sales Sales Manager



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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.