Lighting Science Group hires successful industry sales veteran Tom Benton

Jan. 10, 2011
Date Announced: 10 Jan 2011 Satellite Beach, Florida – Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSCG), a leading American maker of LED-based lighting, has hired Tom Benton as vice president of professional sales. Benton will play a key role in the management of existing commercial and industrial customer accounts, and the pursuit of new accounts. He will report to Ted Russ, Lighting Science Group’s chief business development officer. Prior to joining Lighting Science Group, Benton worked for 14 years at lighting company Cooper Industries and was most recently the vice president of marketing for the wiring devices division. Prior to his most recent position at Cooper Industries, he was director of business development for the $1 billion indoor and outdoor lighting division and director of marketing for the company’s industrial, complex environment, outdoor, and modular wiring brands. “Tom’s tremendous sales and marketing background in the lighting industry will be very important to the Company’s continued success during this period of rapid sales growth,” said Ted Russ, chief business development officer of Lighting Science Group. "We have some of the most advanced and affordable LED lighting products in the world and the Company is dedicated to building the best sales force to bring them to market. Thomas will have an immediate and positive impact on our sales growth."Benton, his wife Alison and their four children reside in Atlanta, Georgia. He has an MBA from Emory University and a B.S. in Science and Marketing from Indiana University. About Lighting Science Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSCG) designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. Lighting Science Group Design Works business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; the Company’s European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, the Company has a sales office in Sydney, Australia. Lighting Science Group has over 400 workers in its Satellite Beach, Florida manufacturing facility that build lighting products from domestic and imported parts. Lighting Science Group is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about Lighting Science Group is available at

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