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EYE Lighting hires new managers, director

EYE Lighting International, a manufacturer of lamps, luminaires, controls and related lighting products, has added Kathy Eaton as the new mountain district sales manager, luminaires, Patricia Adams, LC as central plains district sales manager, luminaires and Jeff Walters as director, controls technology.

In her new role, Eaton will be responsible for growing the EYE Lighting luminaire products in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Montana. Eaton¹s experience will help EYE customers find cost-effective and reliable energy efficient luminaire solutions to meet their unique lighting needs for roadways, parking facilities, municipalities, and schools.

Adams will be responsible for sharing the benefits of EYE Lighting luminaire products and providing lighting energy solutions for the specification community and municipalities in the plains states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.

“We are elated to have Kathy and Patricia join our newly formed luminaire sales team, helping to strengthen EYE Lighting¹s commitment to providing customers with solutions-oriented lighting products and systems. Our customers have diverse needs and their depth of expertise in energy efficient lighting solutions will greatly benefit our customers,” said Tom Salpietra, president and COO of EYE Lighting.

Eaton has extensive lighting industry experience in meeting the technical requirements of customers. She is an active board member of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and has received multiple awards throughout her career.

Adams has been in the lighting and electrical industry for more than 20 years with extensive experience in selling lighting and electrical products to architects, engineers, end-users, distributors, and contractors. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and in the past held the title of president for her section. Adams also holds a Lighting Certification from the National Council on Qualifications of the Lighting Professions.

Walters brings decades of experience to his new role and will be responsible for the design of wired and wireless controls, including hardware, firmware and software, to help lead EYE Lighting into the ever-expanding market of lighting controls.

“As EYE Lighting strengthens its position as a premium lighting solutions provider, expanding into lighting and energy-saving controls was a natural progression as our company grows. Having someone of Jeff¹s caliber join our team to lead us into the future of controls will be tremendous for our customers and company moving forward,” Salpietra said.

Walters has an extensive background in photo control design with numerous accomplishments and patents to his credit including the ROAM wireless streetlight monitoring system. Most photo controls in the world use his electro/mechanical innovations and designs. He is also a long-time member of the ANSI C136 Roadway Lighting committee.

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