Nashville, Tennessee-based LED lighting company Universal Lighting Technologies announces the addition of Jason Schaefer as regional sales manager for the Northeastern region. In his new role, Schaefer will be responsible for growing the distribution channel in this territory by managing and supporting agents and distributors.
Schaefer comes to the company with more than a decade of industry involvement working with U.S. energy services companies. His new company says that throughout his extensive career in LED lighting and lighting controls, Schaefer has successfully implemented best practices, resulting in significant company sales growth.
In his new role at Universal, Schaefer will work closely with agent partners, distributors and lighting contractors to grow distributor sales opportunities. He will be based in New Jersey.
“We are thrilled to add Jason to our team of talented industry professionals,” says Eric Schlechtweg, director of eastern distribution sales for Universal Lighting. “With versatile experience in new business development, strategic partnerships and relationship management, Jason is the perfect addition at Universal. His expertise in sales and deep history in the lighting industry will ensure our agents and distributors are well-informed with every tool and resource needed to pursue LED opportunities.”