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
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 Operating Officer
Reuben Bartlett is the Chief Operating Officer for LMPG Inc. and the President of Fluxwerx Illumination. 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.
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.