About Lumenture

Functional and Discreet Lighting Solutions

Founded on the premise that lighting should be powerful, yet elegant and discreet, our design process balances cutting-edge technology with classic aesthetics. The result is timeless fixtures that highlight your products and spaces.
  • We Lead Through Innovation

    From our industry-first track adapter with "infinite" rotation for effortless aiming, to our latest invention - the K-Beam track system - we invest superior solutions to lighting challenges.

  • We Follow a Disciplined Design Process

    Our process ensures that our products are both beautiful and functional. Sometimes "Less is more."

  • We Pride Ourselves in Our Service

    We strive to be the easiest lighting manufacturer to do business with. Most of our products are in stock, ship on time and are within your budget.

  • We Design to Minimize Our Impact on the Environment

    We aim to reduce our carbon footprint through energy-efficient models, discreet form factors and innovative packaging.

Leadership Team

Brett Hilkemann

VP of Sales

Brett Hilkemann leads the sales effort with his 18+ years of experience working for lighting manufacturers. He will build Lumenture’s commercial sales channel with agents and distributors from his home base outside Chicago.

Prior to Lumenture, Brett was Director of Sales for Soraa and previously was at ConTech / Leviton Lighting as well as Cree and Lightolier. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with an Honors Degree in Finance.

Chaz Moore

Director of Distribution

Chaz has 12+ years of leadership and management experience in the warehousing industry. The high level of knowledge in warehouse procedures, logistics, and safety protocols he brings to the team will help our company strive toward a successful future. Prior to joining Lumenture, Chaz worked for PowerSecure Lighting as a Warehouse Manager. He also held managerial roles for several other nationally known distribution companies like O’Reilly Auto Parts and Fastenal Incorporated. Chaz earned his education from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Dave Regnier

Director of Business Development

Dave Regnier joins the Lumenture team after 20+ years of owning & operating 3Point Athletics, a youth sports instruction business in Chicago.  During this period, he has been involved in multiple aspects of the business from handling accounting duties and managing partner relations, to scheduling and running youth camps and leagues, while also leading the new business development charge.

Dave keeps busy playing 16” softball, while also coaching numerous sports teams for his two daughters.  He has an Accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame & looks forward to joining the great team at Lumenture!

James Leahy

President

Lumenture was founded by James Leahy – a lighting industry visionary and innovator. Prior to Lumenture, James founded Solais Lighting – a venture-backed LED lighting company that achieved a breakthrough in design, engineering and sales success in the hypercompetitive early market for LED lamps and fixtures. Solais was sold to PowerSecure Lighting in 2012.

Prior to Solais, James was president of Wiedenbach-Brown – a premier national lighting distributor. James has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Columbia University.

Joe Nista

Controller

Joe has 18+ years of accounting experience in both public and private accounting.  In this time, he developed skills including general accounting, accounting operations, and acquisition-related accounting.  In his current role, he will help drive accounting efficiencies and support the operations of the company.

Prior to Lumenture, Joe was an Accounting Manager overseeing the acquisition and integration of multiple local businesses into the parent company.  Joe received a Masters of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Computer Science from Quinnipiac University.

Karolina Purdy

Director of Operations

Karolina Purdy is a supply chain professional with international experience gained from living and working in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States. She is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., where she studied marketing and supply chain management. Prior to Lumenture, Karolina was the supply chain manager of Solais Lighting, where she coordinated the purchasing and logistics for thousands of products and numerous factories in both China and the United States. Karolina’s prior experience includes working in sales and operational roles of increasing responsibility at Fuji Xerox and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Kyle Rutkunas

Director of Engineering

Kyle Rutkunas is an experienced mechanical design engineer with a strong foundation in the lighting industry. Prior to joining Lumenture, Kyle worked for 5 years at Solais Lighting, where he became highly knowledgeable of the many manufacturing processes and methods that are required to bring reliable LED lighting fixtures to market. Working closely with international partners, Kyle has helped design and develop products for both indoor and outdoor applications and is excited to bring his talents to the team. Kyle is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Lyndsay Mayer

Marketing Manager

Lyndsay is a Marketing Professional with over 5 years of digital marketing experience. Prior to joining Lumenture, she worked as a Marketing consultant for a number of different industries including Architectural Design, Hospitality, and Interior Design and is excited to bring her talents to the Lumenture team. Lyndsay graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Fine Art. She is currently taking courses working towards another degree in Graphic Design.

Peter Colman

VP of Sales

Peter is an experienced lighting professional with +17 years in the lighting industry.  In his current role, he will drive sales efforts drawing from his sales management, multi-channel and cross-platform background.

Prior to Lumenture, Peter has held positions ranging from business development in New York City along with Lightolier National Accounts to global next steps taking him to the Middle East, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Designing Great Fixtures - And Having Fun Doing it!

At Lumenture, we set out to create great light fixtures, and have FUN doing it! We are passionate about what we do and believe that is reflected in our innovative products. Together with our industry partners, we look forward to continuing our Lumen-Adventure at Lumenture!

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