Chicago, IL – Focal Point LLC, a leading architectural lighting and acoustic solutions manufacturer, has expanded its Product Management team with the hiring of Ali Qureshi (L) as Senior Product Manager – Downlights and Cylinders and Shavonna Warren (R) as Associate Product Manager.
Qureshi comes to Focal Point with over a decade of experience in product management, primarily in the lighting industry, and holds a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree. With a career rooted in engineering, product management, and sales involvement where he led valuable changes in the Middle East, Asia, and North America, Qureshi will be an asset to the future of Focal Point. He will lead the portfolio strategy and development process, conducting market research and analysis, introducing product improvements and line extensions, and adding new products and services.
When asked about his new employment with Focal Point, he said, “I am excited to be joining Focal Point. I believe my background will help in building a strategy that adds value to all of our customers – agents, architects, designers, and contractors.”
Warren also accepted the position of Associate Product Manager with a focus on supporting Focal Point’s growing linear luminaires’ portfolio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and brings with her extensive experience in product management. Her background in managing various highly technical products in the fiber optics and medical industries have enabled her to develop acute skills and deliver proven results.
She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to support Focal Point as the organization continues to develop linear solutions that enhance architecture and create more comfortable environments.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization with such a positive reputation in the lighting industry, and to be working with a team that is dedicated to delivering superior products,” said Warren.
Qureshi and Warren will report to Mike Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer of Focal Point, LLC. Commenting on the growth of Focal Point’s Product Management team, Thornton said, “Our aggressive product agenda requires focused, results-driven, technically savvy individuals. Ali and Shavonna display these attributes and share a wealth of experience that will positively impact our product strategy.”
About Focal Point, LLC
Focal Point is a Chicago-based family owned and operated architectural lighting manufacturer like no other. Believing great lighting isn’t just about meeting technical design requirements – it’s about people – our focus is on creating great luminaire designs that stand the test of time, with beautifully simple forms to complete an architectural statement and with optimal illumination to comfortably define the space and its purpose. Learn more about our people, approach, and why we value trusted partnerships by visiting our web site at www.focalpointlights.com.