WattStopper recently announced two appointments to its executive management team. Jim Young will join the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing while Shireen Zekanoski becomes the Vice President of Operations and Engineering.
Young joins WattStopper from a series of senior positions with Acuity Brands®, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s specialty group, encompassing Winona Lighting, Peerless®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, and Mark® Architectural Lighting brands. Prior to that, he held executive-level positions with Peerless Lighting for seven years. A graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in planning and energy management, Young is a member of IESNA and IALD.
Zekanoski has held numerous senior positions with Silicon Valley companies over the past ten years, including NeoPhotonics, Apple, Celerity, and 3Com. Most recently, Zekanoski served as Vice President of Global Operations for Santur Corporation (acquired by NeoPhotonics) in San Jose. Prior to that, Zekanoski held various positions with increasing responsibility at Apple Computer where she led the NPI Program for the Portables Operations division and managed the business operations for one of the company’s fastest paced product lines, the iPod.