December 4, 2023    

New Star Lighting Welcomes Colette Fleming as Vice President of New Business Development

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Industry Veteran Brings 28 Years of Expertise to Drive Growth and Innovation for Chicago-based Manufacturer


Chicago, Illinois –New Star Lighting is delighted to share a significant advancement in the growth of their organization as they warmly welcome Colette Fleming to their leadership team as the Vice President of New Business Development.

With an extensive background spanning 28 years in driving business growth and fostering strong client relationships, Colette brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization. Her industry expertise aligns seamlessly with the organization’s long-term goals and commitment to providing top-notch lighting solutions across various sectors.

As Vice President of New Business Development, Colette will drive innovation in product design and development, explore opportunities for market expansion, and lead initiatives to cultivate strategic partnerships at New Star Lighting.

Colette has undertaken diverse leadership roles throughout her illustrious career in the lighting industry, amassing extensive experience with prominent lighting manufacturers. As Director of Sales at Axis Lighting, she played a pivotal role in the conception and development of their healthcare line, BalancedCare™. Prior to Axis Lighting, Colette adeptly managed the Custom division for Winona Lighting. She also spent 12 years at Kenall Lighting in various positions, ranging from Regional Sales Manager across many territories to Manager of Segment Marketing for their Healthcare offering. In her most recent capacity, she assumed the role of Vice President of Specification Sales for the Chicago start-up agency, The Lighting Digest. Her previous positions underscore her profound comprehension of the industry, and our products specifically.

“I am thrilled to welcome Colette as she becomes a part of our New Star Lighting family,” said John Peña, President/Partner of New Star Lighting. “With her distinguished background and proactive ‘go-getter’ approach, I am confident she will be instrumental in elevating our organization to new heights. We look forward to the positive impact Colette will undoubtedly bring to our team and the continued success of New Star Lighting.”


About New Star Lighting: New Star Lighting is a market-leading light manufacturer headquartered in Chicago. The company is redefining the industry with custom solutions for healthcare, cleanroom, transportation, commercial, correctional, and high abuse settings. New Star Lighting evolves with its customer needs and ever-changing market trends. Their innovative luminaires are designed, engineered, manufactured, and assembled using the latest technology and first-rate materials. Over thirty years later, New Star Lighting continues to maintain its reputation of superior customer service, flexibility, and durable products. For more information, visit and follow @NewStarLighting on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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