September 11, 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 Rick Lindemann as its new East Coast business development manager.
Lindemann comes to LED Source with more than 10 years of expertise in lighting and LED. He has extensive experience in manufacturing and electrical distribution channels, with a special focus on energy saving projects. Throughout his career, Lindemann has been involved in large scale LED retrofit jobs from inception to completion.
“I’m incredibly excited to join LED Source and create a strong presence on the East Coast,” said Lindemann. “LED Source offers a very in-demand product and service that will be a huge asset to property owners on the East Coast. I’m confident that my experience in the industry, especially my work on energy saving solutions for commercial lighting, will prove to be the perfect fit for this company.”
Lindemann’s experience and knowledge extend to every level of the lighting market, including incentive programs, product selection and management, new technology and design. “My goal is to create realistic and responsible lighting solutions for any facility,” he said. That expertise and drive was a key factor in LED Source’s decision to hire Lindemannin this vital position.
“Rick is innovative and creative, and has an unbelievable amount of knowledge about the industry,” said Marcel Fairbairn, president and CEO of LED Source. “He is an effective leader and confident in his abilities and I’m sure his experience will be just what we need as we grow into the eastern 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/franchising.
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