Officers

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.

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 Soraa.

South Texas

JOHN MOON

Vice President & GM – Central/South Texas

jmoon@hlalighting.com

DENISE GOETZ

Specification Sales Associate

dgoetz@hlalighting.com

JEN KONRAD

Specification Sales Associate

jkonrad@hlalighting.com

KIRKE CONEY

Specification Sales Associate

kconey@hlalighting.com

RANDY DAVIS

Specification Sales Associate

rdavis@hlalighting.com

RICKY MARSHALL

Specification Sales Associate

rmarshall@hlalighting.com

STELLA BUSTOS

Specification Sales Associate

sbustos@hlalighting.com

CHRIS LINDENBORN

Construction & Distribution

clindenborn@hlalighting.com

MARK GRIFFITH

Construction & Distribution

mgriffith@hlalighting.com

SHELLEY PADALECKI

Construction & Distribution

spadalecki@hlalighting.com

MICHAEL DAWSON

Integrated Solutions Manager

mdawson@hlalighting.com

JODI LEDNICKY

Integrated Solutions

jlednicky@hlalighting.com

CATHERINE WELBORN

Integrated Solutions

cwelborn@hlalighting.com

JAREN SHIPP

Integrated Solutions

jshipp@hlalighting.com

JOSEPHINE OW

Integrated Solutions

jpow@hlalighting.com

MIKE MCKEE

Integrated Solutions

mmckee@hlalighting.com

ROBERT MCVAY

Integrated Solutions

rmcvay@hlalighting.com

GRANT GRUBB

Vice President & GM – Controls

grant@hlalighting.com

BRIAN JOHNSON

Director of Sales & Operations – San Antonio

bjohnson@hlalighting.com

ZACHARY PILGRIM

Controls & Technology – Manager

zpilgrim@hlalighting.com

ADAM FUNKHOUSER

Controls Field Services – Manager

afunkhouser@hlalighting.com

JESUS RANGEL

Controls & Technology

jrangel@hlalighting.com

JOHN BUBERT

Controls & Technology

jbubert@hlalighting.com

LOGAN ROGERS

Controls & Technology

lrogers@hlalighting.com

PAUL CODD

Vice President & GM – Quotations

pcodd@hlalighting.com

ANGELA NOKES

Quotations – Manager

anokes@hlalighting.com

ABEL HOLGUIN

Quotations

aholguin@hlalighting.com

JOHN ROSE

Quotations

jrose@hlalighting.com

KEVIN BROWN

Quotations

kbrown@hlalighting.com

MICHAEL BYRD

Quotations

mbyrd@hlalighting.com

PERRY MCALISTER

Quotations

pmac@hlalighting.com

RYAN GRANGER

Quotations

rgranger@hlalighting.com

SUSAN HART

Quotations

shart@hlalighting.com

RENEE HENVEY

VP, Inside Sales & Administration

renee@hlalighting.com

ADRIANA CEDILLO

Quick Quotes

adriana@hlalighting.com

SHELLY DAVIS

Inside Sales Manager

sdavis@hlalighting.com

LISA GWIN

Office Manager – San Antonio

lgwin@hlalighting.com

YVETTE WEBB

Project Management

ywebb@hlalighting.com

APRIL MARTIN

Inside Sales

amartin@hlalighting.com

PORSHA WILLIAMS

Inside Sales & Admin

pwilliams@hlalighting.com

ALEXIS STRAUSS

Human Resources – Manager

AMANDA HARRIS

VP, Finance & Controller

ARETHA PATRICK

Accounting

AUSTIN INGRAM

Revenue Accounting

DEMETRI SMITH

Revenue Accounting Assistant

MELISSA CONNELL

Revenue Accounting Assistant

TIFFANY DONALDSON

Operations

tdonaldson@hlalighting.com