START Lighting Adds Two to Board

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Bob Grant, Robert C. Hawk to Help Guide Commercial LED Light Maker

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“We are incredibly excited to welcome these two accomplished and gifted businessmen to our board,” said Jason Barbour, START Lighting’s CEO.

START Lighting, a Denver-based manufacturer of high-quality LED products for the commercial electrical industry, today announced that Bob Grant and Robert C. Hawk have joined the company’s board.

Bob Grant brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive to his new role with START Lighting. Mr. Grant’s experience spans a wide range of companies, from Fortune 100 to start-ups, with a focus on services and technology. He has held executive roles in sales, marketing and business development in high-tech companies including EagleView Technologies, Alliente (acquired by Ariba), Ligos Corporation, Covad Communications (IPO) and US WEST (merged with Qwest). Bob Grant is an angel investor and advisor to several high-tech startups in the Denver area and holds a Masters of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management (Sloan Fellow 1988). He has served on the board of several companies and non-profits.

Robert C. Hawk is president of Hawk Communications, whose mission is to help develop high technology companies. In 1997 he retired as President and CEO of US West Multimedia Communications, Inc., where he was responsible for the Media 1 cable business and the Time Warner partnership. From 1986 until 1995, Hawk was president of the Carrier Division of US West Communications, Inc. From 1997-2002, he served as a Special Limited Partner of Crosspoint Venture Partners, helping take 16 companies public in board and advisory roles. He is currently a Special Limited Partner of DCM capital management and Miramar Venture Partners and serves as a director of several private high technology companies.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome these two accomplished and gifted businessmen to our board,” said Jason Barbour, START Lighting’s CEO. “As we aim for a new era of growth, I know their wisdom and knowledge will be a major contributing factor to our success.”

About START Lighting
START Lighting manufactures high-quality LED products for the commercial electrical industry. Producing both off-the-shelf and customized solutions, START Lighting provides innovative solutions to commercial lighting challenges. By cutting product development time from months to as little as a week, we can produce custom-made lighting products faster than competitors while still meeting our rigorous performance and quality standards. To find out more, please visit http://www.start-lighting.com.

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