Spotlight Mark Kelly – May

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May 2024

Director of Product Design

Experienced Director of Product Design (30+ years) in lighting, transportation, industrial, entertainment, packaging, and UX/UI design. Led architectural lighting development teams for 10 years to design award winning Linear, Projector, and Downlighting fixtures. Winner of prestigious international lighting design award in 2017. Efforts increased lighting product sales up to10x; products remain top sales performers after 9 years on the market.


Reliability Manager

Exceptional LED Reliability Manager experienced in Circadian human-centric lighting sources in architectural-grade directional fixtures and lamps. Ph.D. in physics with hands-on product R&D history including device fabrication and metrology. With experience in DfR, LM-80/TM-21, JMP, and Reliasoft, offers insightful perspective to reliability and product development. Diverse industry background encompassing LEDs, photovoltaics, and nanomaterials, with decade of team leadership dedicated to reliability, failure analysis. Excellent mentor, cross-functional collaborator.


VP / Director of Engineering

Accomplished executive leader with 18 years in both the Lighting and Aerospace industries. Specializing in product development and engineering, with diverse experiences with supply chain and operational management as well. Responsible for P&L, achieving 50+% GPM, growing revenue 16+% YoY, while driving product roadmap and leading various negotiations. Awarded over 25 patents to date with products winning German Design and Red Dot Awards.


Operations & Product Development Executive

Experience in product line refocus and new product division start-up in Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies. Responsible for the development of over 50 outdoor lighting products. Effort increased Tier 1 sales to $90M and Tier 2 start-up sales $4.5M. Skilled in union contracts, growing “tribal” or “word-of-mouth” culture into a defined set of processes, and management of multi-location facilities. Factory oversight responsibility decreased foundry operational cost by 28%.


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    About Mark Kelly

    Mark Kelly is an Account Executive with Pompeo Group, specializing in recruitment for Engineering, Operations, and Contract positions for lighting manufacturers, distributors and energy service providers. His foundation in leadership was cultivated through his experience in the US Navy, GE, Seoul Semiconductor and Leff Electric. Mark earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and has over 20 years of technical and commercial expertise.

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