August 15, 2013 // Franchising.com // Wellington, Fla. - LED Source, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider specializing in architectural, entertainment, and retrofit applications, is pleased to announce Michael Gold as its new business development manager for the western region of the U.S.
Gold, who officially starts Aug. 19, comes to LED Source with more than 15 years of experience in lighting and LED. During his tenure with Stage Equipment and Lighting in Miami, he mastered the art of lighting control, LED integration, entertainment venue construction and design/building strategies. For the past nine years, he served as both sales and project manager, where he developed new business strategies to increase sales and growth of the company.
“I’m incredibly excited to join LED Source and create a strong presence on the West Coast,” said Gold. “LED Source offers a very in-demand product and service that will be a huge asset in the western region. I’m confident that my experience in sales and business management as well as entertainment and architectural / commercial lighting will prove to be the perfect fit for this company.”
Aside from helping companies grow their businesses, Gold is very active in his community. Over the past three years, he has completed six full half marathons and two obstacle course competitions. He is also a regular volunteer with the local chapter of the Make -A- Wish Foundation.
“Mike brings an aptitude for closing sales and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Marcel Fairbairn, president and CEO of LED Source. “He is an effective, direct communicator with a no-nonsense leader attitude and I’m certain his experience will be just what we need as we grow into the western region.”
Founded in 2005, LED Source is North America’s first and only franchisor of LED lighting. The company supplies LED products to a variety of spaces, and specializes in design, support, development, project management and financing through its Retrofit, Architectural and Entertainment divisions. In 2012, LED Source launched LouMan Money, a private-labeled finance program that affords companies a LED lighting upgrade without eating up capital or tapping their existing lines of credit. The finance program allow customers to qualify for an LED lighting upgrade funded entirely from their energy savings received, and covers everything from the initial LED lighting products and recycling of previous lighting, to design and installation, without the need for out-of-pocket expenses.
LED Source began franchising in 2009 and has since opened 14 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company will open its first location in the Caribbean this year, with further growth planned on the islands over the next few years. LED Source expects to add 12-15 franchise locations in 2013 and long term goals plan for a network of 150 franchise offices throughout North America within three years.
For more information about LED Source and its franchising opportunity, visit www.LEDsource.com.
SOURCE: LED Source
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