Hawthorne, California-based Fulham Co. Inc., a manufacturer of energy efficient commercial lighting components and electronics for use in a variety of applications, including signage, announces the promotions of two in its sales division. Chris Veira is its new head of distribution sales and Harold Thompson will head North American OEM sales.
Veira was promoted from Southwest distribution manager and Thompson had been serving as Northeast OEM manager.
The changes come following the retirement of Richard White, vice president of Fulham’s U.S. distribution channel and the departure of Mike Bauer, VP of global sales, who left for a job outside of the lighting industry.
Veira has been with Fulham since 2015, helping build and support the southwestern distribution channel. In his new role he will assume responsibility for overseeing all U.S. sales distribution, including providing sales support and bringing on new distributors.
Thompson has been with Fulham since 2006, helping to expand and service the company’s OEM customers throughout the Northeast. In his new role he will assume responsibility for overseeing all North American OEM sales, including major accounts.
The company reports that 2018 saw “record company revenue despite market pressures such as increased tariffs and other costs.”