June 3, 2024

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New Star Lighting Announces Personnel Promotions


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — New Star Lighting is pleased to announce the promotions Colette Fleming and John Persky. Previously Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Fleming has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, reporting to John Pena, President of New Star Lighting. Previously Vice President of Sales, Persky will be assuming the new role of Vice President of Sales Operations, reporting to Fleming.

Colette Fleming

Fleming will be responsible for the overall national sales strategy, with the added support of her outside team, consisting of the regional sales managers and directors, and Persky heading up inside sales operations support. Their mutual goal is to deliver on the promise of New Star’s commitment to service, with the support of their respective inside sales team. Fleming has been in the lighting industry for 30 years and brings a wealth of sales, marketing and business development experience to New Star. She has previously held the role of EVP of Sales and Director of Healthcare at Axis Lighting and held various sales and marketing positions over her lighting career.

John Persky

Persky will be taking on the new role of Vice President of Sales Operations. He will be drawing on his 35+ years of industry experience and 12 years at New Star to focus on agent sales support, internal sales operations support, as well as special projects to create and enhance new revenue streams.

“We are thrilled to promote both Colette and John into these roles, as they both bring a wealth of experience to New Star. Our goal is to develop innovative new products that meet market demands, while providing unparalleled service. With John’s previous experience with New Star, he can help fine-tune inside sales processes while Colette supports our external sales efforts. These new positions will allow New Star to grow to the next level,” said John Pena, President of New Star Lighting.

New Star Lighting has been a market-leading lighting manufacturer headquartered in Chicago for over 30 years. We provide lighting solutions for commercial and niche market segments including healthcare, cleanroom, transportation, correctional, and vandal-prone applications. New Star strives to provide superior customer service and flexibility to meet customers' needs. We’re proud of our quality craftsmanship and integral manufacturing techniques, truly made in the USA.


For more information, please reach out to a New Star Lighting Representative or visit us at www.newstarlighting.com


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