Officers/Leadership

Al Near

President & CEO

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Al brings a broad understanding of lighting solutions and technology to the North Texas marketplace, obtained by serving over two decades in executive-level sales, product development, and marketing leadership roles with various manufacturers, including two of the industry’s largest lighting companies and a Global 500 consumer electronics company. Over the years, he has written editorials for LD + A, LEDs Magazine, and several other industry publications.

Al is a passionate advocate for the use of solid-state lighting technology and controls to achieve substantial energy savings without sacrificing the quality of light within the architectural environment. Al’s experience developing lighting products from concept to reality gives him a solid understanding of the design process and enables him to provide unique insights into how lighting products can be applied for optimal effect.

Al is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he obtained a B.S. in Industrial Management.

Mike Virag

Executive Vice President & COO

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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.

Joe Barnes

Vice President and GM – North Texas

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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.

 

Paul Codd

Vice President and GM – Quotations

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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.

Mark Bromley

Vice President and GM – Business Development

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Mark Bromley was recently an equity partner and the President and CEO of Spring Lighting Group in Houston and formerly the general manager/principal of an Eaton/Cooper Lighting agency in Ohio. He is a strategic and out-of-the box thinking business executive with twenty-five years of leadership experience in electrical, wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail operations. Mark has served in leadership roles at some of the world’s most respected corporations and market leaders in these industries.
As a business leader, Mark is a practitioner and strong advocate of open-book management and the principles of Integrity Selling and Integrity Coaching. He believes the best way to operate a business is to create an environment where emmployees are empowered to think, act and feel like owners.
Mark is truly passionate about people. His philanthropy started over a decade ago through his affiliation with the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children. Since then, Mark has contributed time and money supporting threatening medical conditions. Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are organizations near and dear to his heart.
A native of Glens Falls, New York, Mark graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Finance. He and his teenage son live in Frisco with his son’s Chihuahua Pablo. They are big fans of the Dallas Stars NHL hockey team.

Grant Grubb

Vice President and GM – Controls

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With over twenty years of experience in controls, Grant leads the controls initiative across all Hossley territories. He believes efficiency and communication are the keys to a successful team, and he encourages and demonstrates collaboration with all departments within Hossley Lighting Associates. Grant feels that his most important job is to provide his team with the tools to succeed and help them reach their goals. With his experience and passion for lighting controls, Grant strives to make Hossley’s Controls Department an exceptional added value for all customers.

Grant is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He and his wife spend most of their free time with their busy teenage daughter and son.

Mike Sanders

VP, Major Projects & Strategic Accounts

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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. In June of 2015, he was promoted to Vice President, Major Projects and Quotations for the North Texas territory. He continues to work and mentor the department as well as provide assistance to the specification staff.

He and his wife love to spend time with their grandkids and at the beach.

Renee Henvey

VP, Inside Sales & Administration

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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 Hossley Lighting Associates Inside Sales team.

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.

 Dallas/Fort Worth/Tyler

ALRIAH HUNT

Specification Sales Associate

alriah@hlalighting.com

AMBER WHITE

Specification Sales Associate

awhite@hlalighting.com

ASHLEY MORRIS

Specification Sales Associate

ashley@hlalighting.com

BECKY FREEMAN

Specification Sales Associate

becky@hlalighting.com

DEAN BROCKOB

Specification Sales Associate

dbrockob@hlalighting.com

MARK TOUSSAINT

Specification Sales Associate

mtoussaint@hlalighting.com

MICHAEL DAWSON

Specification Sales & Integrated Solutions

mdawson@hlalighting.com

SEAN KAMAT

Specification Sales Associate

sean@hlalighting.com

AUSTIN LOCKWOOD

Construction & Distribution, East Texas

alockwood@hlalighting.com

BRAD SIMMONS

Construction & Distribution, East Texas

bsimmons@hlalighting.com

JACK COOPER

Construction & Distribution

jack@hlalighting.com

JACOB DELONY

Construction & Distribution 

jdelony@hlalighting.com

JEANNETTE CIESZYKOWSKI

Construction & Distribution

jeannette.c@hlalighting.com

MARK GRIFFITH

Construction & Distribution

mgriffith@hlalighting.com

TONY THOMAS

Construction & Distribution

tthomas@hlalighting.com

JODI LEDNICKY

Lighting Applications – Manager

jlednicky@hlalighting.com

JOSEPHINE OW

Lighting Applications

jpow@hlalighting.com

ADAM FUNKHOUSER

Controls & Technology – Manager, Field Services

afunkhouser@hlalighting.com

BRIAN WHEELER

Controls & Technology

bwheeler@hlalighting.com

DON MARTIN

Controls & Technology

jdmartin@hlalighting.com

GAIL SESKER

Controls & Technology

gsesker@hlalighting.com

ISIDRO GRANADOS

Controls & Technology

igranados@hlalighting.com

MICHAEL MCKEE

Controls & Technology – Theatrical

mmckee@hlalighting.com

ROBERT MCVAY

Controls & Technology – Theatrical

rmcvay@hlalighting.com

STEVEN ATKINSON

Controls & Technology

satkinson@hlalighting.com

JENNIE HOLLINGSWORTH

Controls & Technology – Project Management

jennie@hlalighting.com

JEFF RODGERS

Quotations

Jeff@hlalighting.com

JIMMY MENKE

Quotations

JMenke@hlalighting.com

LEAH WOLFE

Quotations

lwolfe@hlalighting.com

LISA SMITH

Quotations

lisa@hlalighting.com

MICHAEL BYRD

Quotations

mbyrd@hlalighting.com

SHELLY RICHTER

Quotations 

srichter@hlalighting.com

STACEY EVERHART

Quotations

severhart@hlalighting.com

KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ

Quotations – Administration

krodriguez@hlalighting.com

TIFFANY DONALDSON

Operations 

tdonaldson@hlalighting.com

ADRIANA CEDILLO

Project Management

adriana@hlalighting.com

HALIE AGAN

Project Management

halie@hlalighting.com

HEIDI URBAN

Project Management

hurban@hlalighting.com

JACKIE RANLY

Project Management

jackie@hlalighting.com

TAMMY KOCH

Project Management

tammy@hlalighting.com

ANDREA WEST

Inside Sales 

awest@hlalighting.com

CHRIS VARLEY

Inside Sales 

chris@hlalighting.com

LENORA HOWARD VILCA

Executive Assistant to the CEO & COO

lenora@hlalighting.com

ALEXIS STRAUSS

Human Resources – Manager

AMANDA HARRIS

Finance & Accounting – Manager

ARETHA PATRICK

Accounting

AUSTIN INGRAM

Revenue Accounting

DEMETRI SMITH

Revenue Accounting Assistant

MELISSA CONNELL

Revenue Accounting Assistant

DANIEL JAIMES

Receptionist

djaimes@hlalighting.com

Lubbock

JAIME MARTINEZ

Specification, Construction & Distribution Sales, West Texas

jmartinez@hlalighting.com

KIT LEFEVRE

Specification, Construction & Distribution Sales, West Texas

klefevre@hlalighting.com

GARY THOMAS

Construction & Distribution Sales, West Texas

gthomas@hlalighting.com

JAREN SHIPP

Lighting Applications & Controls/Inside Sales, West Texas

jshipp@hlalighting.com

PERRY MCALISTER

Quotations – Manager, West Texas

pmac@hlalighting.com

ABEL HOLGUIN

Quotations, West Texas

aholguin@hlalighting.com

SHYENNE DEMOSS

Inside Sales, West Texas

sdemoss@hlalighting.com