Prolume Enables Entry Into a World of Unlimited Lighting Possibilities

History

Founded in 1994 Prolume provides custom lighting fixtures. Since advent of LED technology the company has focused on custom LED fixtures that resolve the most complex lighting challenges encountered by specifiers and architects. Prolume LED products are deployed in the most demanding applications within museums, churches, restaurants and upon bridges.

In January 2016, after twelve years of collaboration, LEDdynamics acquired Prolume. Leveraging LEDdynamics’ engineering design, and “made in the USA” manufacturing, Prolume offers innovative fixtures that are able to be quickly adapt to the most difficult lighting projects.

Acquisition

In January 2016, as a result of collaborating for over twelve years on numerous projects that focused upon new product development and custom LED fixtures, Prolume was acquired by LEDdynamics.  Furthermore, LEDdynamics is a privately held LED technology company that is located in Randolph, Vermont. Their LED linear fixtures are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Consequently, this Made in America offering provides them with a value and market differentiation in contrast to international solutions within the highly competitive LED marketplace.  Finally, by leveraging the core competencies of each organization, Prolume continues to offer innovative LED fixture solutions for the lighting industry.

As a result, their product portfolio is frequently selected as the optimum choice for illumination and they excel at assisting light specifiers to convert visions into reality.

Leadership

Neil Cannon - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Neil Cannon has over twenty-seven years of experience in growth companies.  He gained early business and technology acumen in semiconductors and communications with Siemens Fiber Optics; subsequently part of the spin-off of Infineon Technologies.

His career includes management positions and lead roles in equity financing with startup companies in the fields of LED lighting, IoT and fiber optics industries.  He was an early investor and a board member at Albeo Technologies, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President of Business Development through the acquisition of Albeo by GE lighting.

Prior to Albeo, Mr. Cannon held the position of Vice President of Advanced Development at Picolight Incorporated which was acquired by JDSU.  He has been awarded four (4) US patents in lighting and electro-optic devices, and holds both a BA and MS in Engineering from Dartmouth College.

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William McGrath - President & Chief Technical Officer

William McGrath oversees LEDdynamics’ and Prolume’s efforts in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative LED products. He is a seasoned technologist with over forty years of experience in the electronics and computer technology industry. Bill has spent the last seventeen years pioneering countless LED solutions and holds several LED related patents.

During his time with the company, his technological expertise has led to numerous engineering and manufacturing consultation engagements with numerous companies including ABC, Verizon, Adelphia/Comcast, NASA, and IBM. Beyond his leadership role, Bill served as an Assistant Professor at Vermont Technical College where he taught courses in microprocessors, networking, and telecommunications and is an avid amateur radio operator.

Spencer Newman - Chief Financial Officer

Spencer is a seasoned executive with nearly twenty years of experience.  He has focused upon helping high technology companies to develop and execute growth and financial strategies in new and emerging markets. Spencer received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.  He is a 2012 graduate of NEPPA’s Public Utility Management Program, and has been an advisor to two utility sponsored incubators focused on the energy industry.

Jason Orzell - Director of Engineering

Jason is a hands-on technologist with over seventeen years of experience in the lighting industry. He is a Vemont Technical College alum with a Mechanical Engineering concentration. Jason applies a technical acumen that helps his team of twelve engineers to regularly produce innovative, disruptive and designed for manufacture solutions.

He previously worked as a design engineer at Astronics Corporation where he innovated solutions for the avionics and aerospace industry. Beyond work Jason volunteers his time to multiple community services and pursues his passion for hill-climb racing.

James Larsen - Director of Finance & Administration

Jim has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing environments ranging from architectural hardware to optical fiber. He joined the organization in 2016 and also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BA from Carleton College and CMA designation.

Daniel Yasi, Jr. - Vice President of Sales

With a sales career spanning over thirty years in high technology, Daniel has spent the last five years applying strategic selling practices and process to the dynamic LED lighting industry. His sales career has included computer hardware, software, semiconductor and lithium battery technologies. Most noteworthy is a pattern of building successful sales teams that have resulted in consistent annual revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to joining LEDdynamics, Daniel held productive sales leadership roles at Lighting Science Group Corporation, Boston-Power and Altera Corporation. Daniel attended Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

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