Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Lighting Technologies America (PLTA), recently announced the appointment of Mark Hobart as the Regional Sales Manager in its southeastern United States territory, and Christian DuFour as Regional Sales Manager for the company’s North Central region.
In his new role, Hobart will work directly with facility managers, distributor teams and agents to grow Universal’s wide range of lighting solutions. As the Regional Sales Manager, he will be responsible for the company’s growth in the southeastern region, including Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Hobart brings more than two decades of lighting experience to the company from a variety of lighting roles such as regional project sales manager, national account manager and senior sales executive. As an electrical engineer with a diverse and comprehensive sales background, he has a strong technical understanding, combined with practical hands-on demonstrated capabilities throughout his career, producing measurable and effective results.
In his new role, DuFour will be responsible for growing the distribution channel in this region by managing and supporting agents and distributors.
DuFour brings more than two decades of industry experience to the company, in a variety of roles from distributor project manager to manufacturer territory sales manager. With an extensive background in the lighting controls and LED lighting, DuFour has successfully implemented best practices throughout his career, resulting in documented achievements. DuFour will maintain close relationships with agents, distributors and lighting contractors to grow distributor sales opportunities and be based in Chicago, Illinois.