MaxLite Leaders

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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, Founder and Chairman of the Board

Yon Sung, Founder and Chairman of the Board

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

Under Yon’s leadership, MaxLite was one of the first manufacturers in the industry to move into LED technology and has grown to be a global leader in energy efficient lighting solutions. In 2020, Yon transitioned from the role of president and CEO to chairman of a board of advisors that guides the company’s strategic direction. He works closely with MaxLite’s executive leadership team to position the company for continued growth.

Yon holds a MBA 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.

Spencer Bolgard,  President and CEO

Spencer Bolgard, President and CEO

Spencer succeeded company founder Yon Sung as Chief Executive Officer in 2020. He joined MaxLite as president and chief operating officer in December 2018, and under his leadership, the company has established a strategic growth plan to position MaxLite as the easiest lighting company to do business with.

Prior to MaxLite, Spencer spent six years with Phoenix Contact, serving as general manager of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, and vice president of its device connector business in the Americas. Spencer is a veteran of the electrical and lighting industries, having held progressively senior positions with Cooper Industries, Generation Brands – Sea Gull Lighting/Monte Carlo Fans, Affiliated Distributors, Motorola, Leviton and GE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Spencer also served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army.

Vincent Alonzi, Executive Vice President of Sales

Vincent Alonzi, Executive Vice President of Sales

Vincent oversees the sales activities of MaxLite, with a focus on national accounts, ESCOs (Energy Service Company), utilities and business channels in the western region of the United States. Vincent has diverse operational experience and a proven track record of assembling and developing high performing teams to drive sales and earnings growth. Prior to joining MaxLite, he was group president of Revolution Lighting Technologies and held executive leadership positions at Orion Energy Systems and senior leadership positions at Grainger Industrial Supply. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in marketing from Roosevelt University, where he was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.



Peter Maier,  CFO

Peter Maier, CFO

Peter brings more than 20 years of experience in finance and IT leadership roles from high growth electronics manufacturing to MaxLite. A strategic leader with broad international business experience, Peter is focused on strengthening and improving MaxLite’s financial management system, business processes and technology tools to support the company’s continued sales growth. Peter previously held progressively senior positions at public and private companies that include INFICON, Oerlikon, Deloitte Consulting and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Peter holds a master’s degree in business administration and computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.



Todd Kim, General Manager

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 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.

Brendan Drew, Vice President of Supply Planning and Operations

Brendan Drew, Vice President of Supply Planning and Operations

Brendan leads MaxLite’s global manufacturing and supply chain strategy, including inventory planning, quality, assembly, distribution and opportunity capture. He works closely with our leadership team and manufacturing partners to develop and implement strategies that drive operational efficiency, and optimize the quality and speed with which we are able to serve our lighting customers. Brendan was previously director of product management for the MaxLite indoor commercial portfolio, and drove significant year-over-year revenue growth in the contractor, multi-residential and specification segments. Prior to joining MaxLite, Brendan advanced through leadership positions in operations, product management and engineering at Acuity Brands/Mark Lighting, Philips Lighting, Lockheed Martin and United Defense. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University and MBA in finance from Temple University.

Barbara Ottinger, Director of Human Resources

Barbara Ottinger, Director of Human Resources

Barbara oversees all human resources activities for MaxLite, including policy and procedure, payroll and benefit management, hiring practices and personnel development. She works closely with our leadership team and benefit providers to support MaxLite’s strategic goals, and position our company and employees for continued growth and success. Barbara has extensive experience in identifying and implementing HRIS solutions for companies of varied sizes and budgets. Prior to joining MaxLite, she held leadership positions in human resources at Brand Connections and CyberShift. Barbara is an alumna of Ramapo College, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in political science.