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

Armando Vargas

Quality Control Manager

Armando has over 10+ years of lighting experience. Throughout the years he has participated in many different roles ranging from warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing. He has traveled all over North America and Asia strengthening relationships with manufacturers and vendors. In his current role he will help to ensure that the product meets the company’s high-quality standards.

Prior to Lumenture, Armando worked at Ideoli Group, and Solais, where he was one of the core team members in the startup company that was later sold to PowerSecure Lighting in 2012.

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.

Christine DeRosa

Director of Projects & Quotations

Christine has 20+ years of project management experience in the lighting distribution industry. In this time, she developed an array of skills including, logistics management, purchasing, people management, and client service. Most of her experience was in the commercial construction sector where she continued to develop her product knowledge, with a focus of keeping projects “on time” and “in budget.” In her current role, Christine will be working in various areas to support operations and expand sales for the company.

Prior to Lumenture, Christine was the Director of Project Operations for a national lighting distributor overseeing the project management team and closely working with other divisions within the company. Christine received her BA degree in Psychology with a dual minor in Business Administration/Spanish from SUNY Albany.

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.

Joshua Emerich

Product Design Engineer

Joshua (Josh) Emerich is a mechanical engineer at Lumenture. He started his lighting career in 2017 as an engineering intern at XAL inc for 3 years. Between his time at XAL and Lumenture, Josh was a mechanical engineering intern in dynamic components for Lockheed Martin, worked with Lockheed on his college senior design capstone project, and worked in the aerospace industry as a mechanical design and an aircraft certification engineer.

At Lumenture, Josh is looking forward to adding his vast knowledge of lighting and mechanical background to help expand the product lines in a simple but elegant way. Josh received his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 from the University of New Haven.

Karolina Purdy

Vice President

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.

Nick Convertito

Industrial Engineer

Nick is an Industrial Designer with over 4 years of experience in designing consumer products. Prior to joining Lumenture, gained his experience as a designer in a number of industries, including experiential design, medical device, and consumer products. Nick has helped conceptualize and design new lighting fixtures with the Engineering team as well as work closely with the Marketing department with creative work. Nick graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.

Olivia Gill

Senior Inside Sales

Olivia has over four years of experience in the Client Services Industry. Prior to Lumenture, she worked in a number of roles as a customer service professional learning how to problem-solve and prioritize customers. Her quick response time along with her friendly personality are a welcomed addition to the Lumenture team!

Olivia graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a Minor in Psychology.

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.

Raymond Veillette

Director of Sales, Engineering

Raymond Veillette started his career in lighting in 2017 as a product engineer for XAL Inc. Through diligence and product knowledge, he quickly advanced to become the sole Product Manager for XAL in the United States. His previous experiences in Engineering, Marketing, and Sales helped guide him into the all-encompassing role. Utilizing thorough inter-department coordination, Raymond has lead multiple product launches from concept to completion. At Lumenture, Raymond is looking forward to helping expand the product portfolio with beautiful, practical, and must-have luminaires. Raymond is a graduate of both Southern Connecticut State University and Paier College of Art with degrees in Physics and Photography.

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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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