Vice President and GM – Sales
Vice President and GM – Sales
With over fifteen years of experience as a lighting manufacturers’ representative, Joe brings with him a proven model for specification lighting sales in a competitive market. His history of strong client relationships is based on a service-oriented approach, emphasis on the client’s success, and clear and effective communication skills.
Joe is a former student of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets. When not in the office, his passion is his wife and two boys, and enjoys spending time with them outdoors in the woods, on the water, and playing baseball.
Vice President & GM – Operations
Mike Virag is a cutting edge, progressive and imaginative lighting industry executive joining us as Vice President & General Manager of Operations.
After graduating from Penn State, Mike began his career in various sales and marketing roles establishing a keen knowledge of the needs of the customer. From selling lights out of a van to leading an international team of sales managers and factory agents, he has developed a solid, customer focused foundation.
Mike is credited with launching some of the industry’s first LED products with Acuity Brands Lighting. This experience ignited a passion around technology’s impact on our industry. Feeding that passion, Mike focused on lighting technology start-ups including his own design firm, Redwood Systems, Lighting Science and most recently, Soraa.
VP, Inside Sales & Administration
Renee Henvey has a combined 25 years of lighting experience at the electrical distributor and lighting representative level. She has spent the past 7 years managing the HLA inside sales group.
Renee believes being proactive, obtaining current product knowledge, and building a relationship with the customer is the key to a successful Project Management / Inside Sales team. The team’s goal is to provide the highest level of service by exceeding the customer’s expectation from a simple fixture inquiry to the most complex lighting project.
Renee and her husband spend most of their time keeping up with their two active boys.
VP, Major Projects & Strategic Accounts
Mike has over thirty three years of service at Hossley Lighting Associates.
He attended West Texas A & M in Canyon, Texas and has worked for electrical suppliers in Amarillo before moving to Dallas and accepting a quotations position with what was then called Hossley-Hollingsworth Lighting in July of 1982.
He ran the Fort Worth office from 1987 through 1989 before he was asked to return to the Dallas office to help with the daily operations of the inside sales group.
Mike was promoted to Quotations manager in May of 2002 and now manages a department of five as well as providing assistance to the specification staff.
He and his wife love to spend time with their grandkids and at the beach.
Vice President & GM – West Texas
Paul has fifteen years of experience in management, eleven of those years have been in the Lighting Industry. Paul strives to promote education and service in the industry as a certified ACES instructor that allows him to present accredited AIA training courses. He has strong industry background in contractor and distributor sales, applications, quotations, specification sales and manufacturer relations.
Paul is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He has developed and learned management skills working as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, an Educator in the public-school system, and Principal Partner of Team Regional Lighting Sales.
Paul and his wife Megan have three children. Paul enjoys golfing, his three dogs, and supporting his Texas Tech Red Raiders.