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Good people are STILL hard to find. I speak daily with people in the lighting industry, from junior level to C-Suite/executive level. For this month's newsletter, we decided to highlight some lighting talent that are open to new positions.

If you are interested in learning more about them, please reach out to me at or 847-307-7127; and I'm happy to tell you more. Or if you have a specific role you're seeking strong lighting talent...I'd be happy to discuss how I can help.

Sales Director
  • Grew 20% YOY, each year; 21 years of lighting experience 
  • Experience managing up to 35 people, in both outside sales and customer service 
  • Great at creating processes and managing sales people so they have more time in front of customers
Regional Sales Manager (Pacific Northwest)
  • Grew sales from $500K to $3M in 3 years
  • 11 years of lighting industry experience
  • Strong experience calling on specifiers and distributors; manages rep agencies
Regional Sales Manager (Southeast)
  • Doubled his territory's sales in 3 years and is consistently #1 or #2 in sales 
  • Manages rep agencies; increased rep agent sales by 85%
  • 9 years of sales experience 
Electrical Engineer
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • 5 years of electrical engineering experience
  • Experience with Bluetooth mesh for connected devices 
  • Very interested in innovative, new technologies
Marketing Manager
  • 2 years of lighting experience
  • Built social media platforms
  • Created new ways to introduce new products that successfully increased social media shares and interactions that lead to increased quotes
  • Creating marketing programs for specifiers, contractors and end users

Ted Konnerth Joins Merrimack Group

Ted Konnerth (of Egret Consulting Group) joins Merrimack Group of Merrimack, NH as a Manager Director.

Merrimack Group is a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) consulting firm; specializing in STEM fields, including lighting, industrial cutting and welding and diagnostics. Merrimack Group has 20 years of M&A experience, with deals ranging from $1 - 333 million. More information about Merrimack Group can be found...

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individual on their promotion:

Erik Crowell - Principal - Niteo Lighting

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals on their company move:

David Kaminski - Senior Product Manager - GE Current
John Lane - Engineering Manager - NICOR Lighting
Rinara Reh - Operations Manager - Tempo Automation
Todd Aussem - National Accounts Sales Manager - Halco Lighting
Tuesday McLean - Strategic Account Manager - Cree Lighting


- Director of Project Management - Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
- Regional Sales Manager (End Users) - ESCo
- Regional Sales Manager (ESCOs) - Lighting Manufacturer
- Lighting Designer - MEP Firm
- National Accounts Manager - Electrical Distributor
- Energy Auditor - Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
- Senior Lighting Designer - Lighting Design Firm (Dubai)
- Marketing Director - C&I Lighting Fixture Mfr.
- RSM (specifiers) - Midwest - Outdoor Lighting Mfr. 
- Territory Sales Manager (distributors) - C&I Lighting Mfr.
- Product Manager - C & I Manufacturer
- Outside Sales (end users) - Outdoor Lighting Manufacturer
- Outside Sales (distributors) - Lighting Rep Agency
Brooke Ziolo
President, Lighting Recruiter

Brooke Ziolo is an executive recruiter in the lighting industry. She helps lighting manufacturers and lighting design firms hire industry specific talent to grow their companies.

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Events 2020

IES Annual Conference
August 24 - 28 & August 31 - September 4

August 18 - 19

High Point Market - Fall
High Point, NC
October 13 - 21

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference
October 19 - 21

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Mundelein, Illinois 60060