Orlando, FL March 23, 2012 (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Audie Lester, sign industry expert, joins AgiLight as a sales applications engineer. Lester will report to Jeff Barton, Sales Director and will be based in Knoxville, TN.
Lester brings 40 years of sales and marketing experience plus hands-on experience in sign design and manufacturing, procurement, product and project management, and LED sign lighting. “Audie Lester’s long and successful career in the signage industry coupled with his extensive understanding of sign production, LED lighting and product and business development will help AgiLight to continue to develop, grow and serve our customer base with innovative sign products and solutions,” said Jeff Barton, Sales Director.
Lester joins AgiLight from Permlight, Tustin, CA where he served as Application Specialist from 2010 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, Lester was Technical Services Manager at Blair Companies, Altoona, PA. Lester held a variety of positions at Image Point (formerly Plasti-Line) from 1992 until Image Point closed operations in 2009. Lester served as Image Point’s Strategic Sourcing Engineer from 2005 to 2009. Lester sourced new suppliers, qualified LED sign lighting products and took projects up through the first build article stage. He developed his expertise in LED lighting at Image Point in the early 2000’s at a time when LEDs were just beginning to replace neon in signage and he helped the company transition from paper layouts to CAD systems. Lester began his career in 1972 at Federal Sign and Signal in Knoxville, TN where he worked on the production floor executing all phases of sign manufacturing including building molds, hand lettering windows and vehicles, building signs, building letters, and service and installation. He became a CNC programmer, introducing Federal Sign & Signal to one of the first CAD systems in the industry.
“AgiLight is a leader in the sign industry and has a solid offering of high performing LED sign lighting products and systems. The AgiLight products’ superior light quality and performance, long life and energy savings stand out among the competition,” said Audie Lester, “I am really looking forward to helping AgiLight grow marketshare.”
About General LED
Founded in 2003 with a strong intellectual property portfolio, General LED, Inc. is a holding company engaged in the application of light-emitting-diode (LED) technology. With three principal business units; commercial signage through AgiLight, Inc., architectural lighting through GenLED LIGHTING; and microelectronic product research, the General LED companies provide quality, energy efficient lighting products as well as advanced product research and development. General LED is a privately held company supported by San Antonio-based McCombs Partners, the investment division of McCombs Enterprises (http://www.mccombspartners.com) and by the Royal Group based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ( http://www.royalgroupuae.com ). General LED has offices in San Antonio, TX, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai, UAE.