Maxlite has expanded its engineering department by setting up a team in its West Caldwell, N.J., headquarters and appointing key engineering personnel. MaxLite’s new engineering team in New Jersey will work with an existing engineering team in its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., location.
“MaxLite’s engineering presence on the East Coast and West Coast proves our commitment to developing and launching new products more quickly and efficiently into the marketplace,” said James Steedly, MaxLite’s director of product R&D and engineering. “With the two engineering engines working in-sync together, MaxLite can increase its volume of innovation and speed up product development, especially in the ever-changing LED marketplace.”
Based at MaxLite's West Coast offices, Steedly will oversee the California and New Jersey engineering operations. The New Jersey team includes three engineers: Robert Davis, Estrella Kim and Aymen Chami. Robert Davis, the product engineering team manager with over 22 years of lighting and engineering experience, supervises engineering and product development in New Jersey and reports to Steedly. Davis, most recently employed as a senior design engineer for Acuity Brands Lighting. Kim, who previously worked with Osram Sylvania, brings her seven years’ experience in electrical engineering to MaxLite. She is responsible for developing LED drivers and lamps. Chami, who began as an engineering intern for MaxLite, was recently promoted to design engineer in charge of modifying electrical prototypes and assemblies of the firm’s new lighting fixtures. In addition, he is collaborating with electrical engineers to troubleshoot indoor and outdoor LED product issues and performing internal testing.