MaxLite’s management, marketing, and product team includes many leaders with years of experience in the lighting industry as well as lighting industry outsiders who bring a fresh perspective and depth of experience from similarly rapid-changing industries.
Yon Sung, President and CEO
Yon founded MaxLite in NJ in 1993 as a joint venture with his father's South Korea-based company, SK Enterprise Co, Ltd., a pioneer in manufacturing energy-efficient fluorescent lighting products since 1955. In 1998, Yon acquired 100 percent ownership of the company and began to focus on developing new business channels within the green technology industry, including the MaxLED® division for leading LED lighting solutions.
Under Yon’s leadership, MaxLite has grown to be one of the leaders in today’s lighting industry, where lighting has become more of an advanced system solution as opposed to meeting only basic needs. Yon’s vision has led MaxLite to become one of the global leaders in the fast-paced digital LED environment through advanced lighting technologies and system solutions.
Yon holds a M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to MaxLite, Yon worked in international banking at J.P. Morgan and at Marine Midland Bank for 13 years in Seoul, Korea and in New York City as VP and Manager of Asia Pacific Region.
Jim Hunter, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Jim leads the development and performance of MaxLite’s sales and marketing initiatives. He has extensive lighting industry experience and sales and marketing leadership credentials. Prior to joining MaxLite, Jim served as vice president of sales and marketing for Samsung LED Lighting, vice president and general manager, global commercial markets for Luminus Devices, Inc., and held several executive positions for Philips Lighting North America. He has an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada. Jim is an avid runner, and can be seen pounding the pavement outside MaxLite headquarters most mornings.
Todd Kim, General Manager
Todd has more than 20 years experience in a variety of industries including international trade and consumer electronics. Today, Todd manages the operational and financial aspects of MaxLite. Since he joined MaxLite in 2006, he has helped MaxLite to build strong supply chain management systems and banking relationships. He launched MaxLite’s China-to-China original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business in 2008, and established a subsidiary of MaxLite in China in 2010.
Greg Galluccio, Vice President of Product Management and Engineering
Greg is responsible for driving MaxLite’s strategies for product development and management. He leads a cross-functional team to develop, test and bring to market product enhancements and new product ideas. Prior to joining MaxLite, Greg served as director of LED business development and product management at Leviton Manufacturing Company, where he established the company’s corporate LED strategy and go-to-market plan. He previously held leadership roles at Global Advantage International and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in both the United States and Canada. Greg holds an MBA in marketing and international business from Northeastern University. He is an active member and advisor to numerous technical standards committees, including American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Zhaga Consortium. Greg is also an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and producer who enjoys playing music live.
Paul Shaskan, Vice President of Operations
Paul oversees MaxLite’s assembly and production lines at its New Jersey headquarters and LEED-certified facility in Anaheim, California. He also manages the company’s global operations, including logistics, quality control and warranty service, at MaxLite offices in China and Korea. Paul has extensive lighting industry experience, and an impressive track record of optimizing production and assembly operations. Prior to joining MaxLite, he was vice president of operations at Amerlux and director of operations at Zumbotel Lighting. He previously held positions in engineering and production management at PortaSystems and Breed Technologies. Shaskan earned a B.A. in mechanical engineering from Union College and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program.
John Noonan, Senior Vice President of New Channel Development
John focuses on developing new business opportunities for MaxLite, including national account, export and OEM sales. Prior to joining MaxLite, John was general manager and senior vice president of sales and marketing for Icon Identity Solutions, a leading brand implementation company serving Fortune 500 clients in the United States and overseas. John has also held executive positions with Collins Signs and Ariston. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Pace University.
Rich Dignan, Chief Financial Officer
Rich brings two decades of finance and operations leadership success to MaxLite. Most recently, Rich was vice president of global revenue assurance at Broadridge Financial Solutions. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in key leadership roles at Bloomberg, LP, including assistant controller and vice president of integration and acquisition. He has also held executive positions at AT&T Solutions and venture capital firm Hawk Holdings. Rich has an MBA from Seton Hall University.