FSC Lighting appoints Vincent Alonzi as new CEO

March 7, 2022
Alonzi will focus on expanding FSC offerings in the utility, retail, commercial, and industrial lighting solutions space.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. -- FSC Lighting, a leading commercial, and industrial lighting manufacturer, is pleased to announce Vincent Alonzi has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing former CEO John Watkins. John Watkins will assume the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development.

Vincent comes to FSC Lighting with a wealth of industry expertise and knowledge. With over 25 years of experience, his ability to lead a team’s operational efforts will profoundly contribute to FSC Lighting’s continued growth and success.

Vincent will focus largely on our goals to expand our offerings in the utility, retail, commercial, and industrial lighting solutions space.

Prior to joining FSC Lighting, Vincent was a member of the leadership team at MaxLite. As a senior leader, he was instrumental in overseeing all sales and marketing activities and has demonstrated diverse operational experience. Prior to that role, he oversaw 5 divisions as Group President of Revolution Lighting Technologies. Additionally, Vincent held executive leadership roles at Orion Energy Systems and senior leadership positions at Grainger Industrial Supply. Vincent has a proven track record of assembling and developing high performing teams to drive sales and earnings growth.

Vincent’s ability to perform at the highest level is unparalleled. He exemplifies excellence and a leader of his caliber will have a lasting impact on our next phase of expansion. Our FSC Lighting family is proud to have Vincent on board to build on our success and achievements.

“I’ve known Vince a long time and am very pleased to be able to welcome him on board to lead the FSC team. Vince is a very talented leader, and I am confident he will keep the company moving forward and create incredible value in the years ahead. I look forward to continuing to be an engaged Board Member and investor, while I transition to focusing my time and attention solely on new business development.” - John Watkins.

“I’m honored and excited to lead the FSC team and continue John’s hard work to successfully execute the Company’s short and long-term growth plans. We look to continually add value and products to our offering, making it easy for customers to want to do business with FSC.” - Vince Alonzi.

Marcus George, a partner of Onward Capital, said, “We greatly value and appreciate John’s leadership and his many contributions to FSC Lighting before and after our acquisition of the Company. We look forward to continuing to have access to his knowledge of the Company and the commercial and industrial lighting market as a Board member and equity investor. Vince brings two decades of proven leadership and value creation in the lighting industry. We are excited to partner with Vince and the FSC Lighting team as the Company continues to innovate across the commercial and industrial lighting market.”

About FSC Lighting

FSC Lighting (“FSC”), (fsclighting.com), founded in 1969 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, manufactures customized, energy-efficient lighting solutions for industrial, commercial, and retail clients across the country. Products can be quickly customized for lighting retrofit projects as well as new construction. FSC’s continued success stems from its mission - “go beyond efficiency” at every level. For clients, this means providing comprehensive product support, fast and cost-efficient customization, advanced controls, and innovative, application-specific lighting solutions. For employees and the community at large, going beyond efficiency means building a supportive, stable and empowering work environment- like the company’s “Made With Care” program, which integrates developmentally-disabled adults into the workforce.

About Onward Capital

Onward Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in and growing lower middle-market industrial businesses. The Onward Partners have completed over 120 private equity transactions and invested $1 billion dollars of capital in the sector. Onward targets manufacturing and value-added distribution companies, typically with revenues between $15 million and $100 million. For more information on Onward Capital, please visit onwardcapllc.com


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