Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.): Benjamin Koelbl has joined Universal’s OEM sales team as field applications engineer for the Western region of the United States. With a bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Koelbl joins Universal with six years of experience in field applications engineering. His most recent position was lighting field applications engineer for a major electronic component distributor. Prior to that, he worked for a telecom equipment manufacturer for eight years as both a sales engineer and a hardware and software design engineer. In his new role with Universal, Koelbl will act as the field technical resource contact, supporting Solid State Lighting (LED) systems and products. He is based in Hermosa Beach, California.