Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
François-Xavier Souvay is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of LMPG, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees global vision, corporate development and strategic planning while maintaining LMPG's reputation for innovation and customer experience excellence.
A seasoned entrepreneur, François-Xavier has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. By age 23, he was already contributing to large commercial real estate projects in Montreal. He was soon recruited by a specification-grade outdoor lighting company, where he established a network of agents and VARs in Canada and the United States. Leveraging this experience, he then acted as a consultant for various lighting companies across North America.
In 1999, he acquired Luxtec, a value-added reseller of diversified specification-grade lighting solutions and was soon spearheading LED research and development. Focused on combining innovative technology expertise with strong industrial design, he founded Lumenpulse in 2006. The company has since established itself as the leading pure-play, specification-grade LED lighting solution provider.
François-Xavier holds numerous patents in his name and is a well-known thought leader in the LED lighting industry. In 2015, he was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, LMPG, and President, Lumenpulse
Peter Timotheatos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LMPG Inc., a role he has held since 2016. In addition to overseeing the company's financial strategy and risk management, Peter's oversight responsibilities include information technology, human resources, and legal affairs. Leveraging his 25 years of experience in finance and advisory roles, he provides strategic and operational support to the group and is responsible for executing its merger and acquisitions strategy.
In 2022, Peter became President of Lumenpulse Lighting. Before this appointment, he acted as the Chief Operating Officer, directly overseeing the brand's operating activities. Prior to his role as the CFO of LMPG Inc., he was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning, Analysis, and Results, managing its FP&A group and External Financial Reporting. Prior to joining LMPG, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer of JLD-Lague, an independent John Deere dealership group. Additionally, he served as Director, Corporate Development and Planning, from 2008 to 2010, then as Vice President, Finance, before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Aveos Fleet Performance Inc in 2012. Before his time at Aveos, he held the role of Chief Financial Officer at BCE Elix (a Bell Canada Company) from 2004 to 2007. In addition to his CPA and CA designation, he also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and previously held a Chartered Business Valuator designation (CBV).
Peter holds a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from McGill University. He is an experienced finance professional with a versatile financial and operational background.
Chief Commercial Officer EMEA and APAC, and Head of Global Marketing
Jesse Lilley joined LMPG in August 2023. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer EMEA and APAC, he will support and oversee commercialization, sales networks, and product management for the group in these territories. Additionally, as Head of Global Marketing, Lilley will be responsible for raising LMPG's brand awareness and reach worldwide. In collaboration with the brand Presidents, he will support the creation of comprehensive marketing strategies to fuel this growth. A familiar name for those who were present in the early years of Lumenpulse, Jesse was instrumental in the creation of the Lumenpulse brand image and its international expansion as Senior Vice President of Marketing from 2011 to 2017.
He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, and is fluent in English, Danish, Italian, and French.
Vice President of Human Resources
Steven Soules is the Vice President of Human Resources for LMPG Inc. He joined LMPG in May 2023 and is responsible for all the human resources activities across LMPG Inc. and its business units. Steven is a highly diversified and engaged senior Human Resources Professional with over 25 year's progressive experience in various industries across North America. His pragmatic, action-oriented business approach to human resources has enabled him to successfully lead human resource teams through numerous change initiatives, mergers, and acquisitions, creating and implementing human resources road maps while supporting upwards of 3000 employees in multiple sites across North America. He is a team player focused on building relationships and enabling the success of businesses and people.
Prior to joining LMPG, Steven held various leadership positions in human resources with various companies, including Stella-Jones, BBRG, Aveos, FPInnovations, and Diageo. Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources from Concordia University.
President, Fluxwerx Illumination and Chief Operating Officer, LMPG
Reuben Bartlett is the President of Fluxwerx Illumination and the Chief Operating Officer for LMPG Inc. Bartlett joined Fluxwerx at startup in 2011, was appointed to General Manager in 2017, and then to President in 2019. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of LMPG in 2022, leveraging his experience in product development, operations, and strategic planning in the execution of the company's objective of acquiring and supporting the growth of strong lighting brands.
Reuben has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles across various industries. He has spent the last 15 years in the lighting sector occupying senior roles that focus on business management and strategy, operations management, sales and marketing management, product development, and product management.
Reuben holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.
President, Sternberg Lighting Inc.
Rocco Masella is the President of Sternberg Lighting. His innovative spirit is refining department processes and enhancing Sternberg's new product development across growing market sectors.
Rocco holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and a Master's Degree in Public Accounting from Concordia University. Since joining Sternberg Lighting as the VP of Finance in 2020, he has been helping to build a new leadership team and has been involved in all aspects of strategic planning for the business. Rocco's experience in lighting manufacturing spans three well-respected brands: Sternberg Lighting, Exenia, and Lumenpulse. He holds a CPA, a CA designation, and has previously worked in the Montreal office of KPMG, where he was a Senior Accountant in the firm's audit practise.
Chief Executive Officer, ALW
Jeff joined ALW in April 2019, as the CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Jeff was recruited by Prairie Capital from LSI Industries, Inc., a $450M+ publicly-traded commercial lighting and national retail display company headquartered in Ohio. As the President of LSI’s Graphics Division, Jeff initially led the strategy for digital and national branding solutions and was later appointed by the Board of Directors to the role of Chief Commercial Officer to lead LSI’s commercial operations for the Lighting, Graphics, and Technology segments under one office. Prior to joining LSI, Jeff was the Vice President and General Manager for Creative Sign Designs in Tampa, FL, where he helped the company achieve the Inc. 5000’s list for the fastest growing private companies for multiple years in a row. Jeff has held leadership and executive roles in operations, finance, and engineering for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, McNichols Company, Imagine International Inc., and Crestline Homes, He has also served in leadership roles on several industry and civic boards. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Wake Forest’s Babcock Graduate School of Management.
Chief Executive Officer, Vode
Ann Schiffers joined Vode June 2023 as Chief Executive Officer, following LMPG's acquisition of Vode.
She has spent her career engaged in many facets of the lighting industry for over 30 years including working as a lighting designer at world class design firms such as Fisher Marantz Stone, HLB and CBB before starting her own firm Ann Schiffers Lighting Design. She has also been involved in lighting education serving as a lighting professor at Parsons, NYSID, SVA and as an IES board-member. Recently, her experience in lighting manufacturing while at USAI (SVP) and FLOS (CEO) have helped her to design and implement sustainable growth strategies that have had lasting impacts on the companies she has partnered with. Her aptitude for strategic focus with products, sales and marketing have enabled design-driven lighting companies to obtain consistent and rapid growth while reaching their highest potential.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design with a minor in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a MFA from Parsons School of Design with thesis study on Architectural Downlighting with Edison Price and Philip Johnson archived at Yale University.
Vice President and General Manager, Lumca
Patrick Robitaille is the Vice President and General Manager of Lumca. With over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, Patrick brings a wealth of technical knowledge, creativity, strategic business development, and leadership to this role.
Prior to this role, Patrick held several sales and marketing related positions at Luxtec, including Sales Representative, Sales Operation Director and General Manager. Luxtec, a subsidiary and representative agent of Lumenpulse which, under Patrick's management, became one of the most successful specification grade lighting agencies in Canada.
Managing Director, Exenia S.r.l.
Danilo Corri joined Exenia in 2013 as Director of Sales and became Managing Director of Exenia in May 2021. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Sales, Italy for Targetti Poulsen Spa and was Chief Executive Officer at Esedra Spa (part of the Targetti group).
With more than 20 years of experience in the electrical equipment sector with a particular focus on the lighting equipment market, Mr. Corri has a thorough knowledge of the European lighting market and its dynamics.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università degli Studi di Firenze.