Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Marshall Graham, previously SESCO Lighting’s president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors, and Todd Langner, senior V.P. business development since 2008, will become president and CEO. Mike Segal, company founder and board chairman since 1967, will remain a member of the company’s board.
Graham has been president and CEO since 1992 and led the company through the major downturn in 2008-2009 to record years in 2014 and 2015. Langner was responsible for implementation and execution of strategy for new divisions such as Public Sector and National Accounts along with overall coordination of BDL, a custom lighting supplier and manufacturer, and the Distributor Solutions and Energy Divisions.
In addition, SESCO has appointed Thomas Salter as the new V.P. business development. Salter previously spent 16 years with Cree in various management positions. Graham, Langner and Salter will be based in Winter Park, Fla., at the company headquarters. And on a local level the company appointed new area managers: Mike Collins – Jacksonville; Ken Hines – Pensacola; Bill Todhunter – Fort Lauderdale.
SESCO Lighting, celebrating its 50th year in business in 2016, is the largest independent commercial and industrial lighting sales organization in the U.S. with offices throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. SESCO is an ESOP with 100% of its corporate stock owned by 220 employees and annual sales of $ 300,000,000.