Founder and Chief Executive Officer
François-Xavier Souvay is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lumenpulse. In this capacity, he oversees global vision, corporate development and strategic planning, maintaining Lumenpulse's reputation for innovation and customer experience excellence.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Souvay has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. By age 23, he was already contributing to large commercial real estate projects in Montreal, and soon was recruited by a specification grade outdoor lighting company, where he established a network of agents and VARs in Canada and the United States. Leveraging this experience, he then acted as a consultant for various lighting companies across North America.
In 1999, he acquired Luxtec, a value-added reseller of diversified specification-grade lighting solutions, and was soon spearheading LED research and development. Focused on combining innovative technology expertise with strong industrial design, he founded Lumenpulse in 2006. The company has since established itself as the leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solution provider.
Mr. Souvay holds numerous patents in his name and is a well-known thought leader in the LED lighting industry. In 2015, He was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Peter Timotheatos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lumenpulse. He is an experienced finance professional with a versatile financial and operational background. In addition to his role in managing the Company's overall finances and its information technology services, he provides strategic operational support and is responsible for merger and acquisition activities.
Mr. Timotheatos brings over 20 years of experience to the role with a strong background in corporate finance. Prior to joining Lumenpulse, Mr. Timotheatos was the Chief Financial Officer of Centre Agricole JLD Inc., an independent John Deere dealership group. Additionally, he served as Director, Corporate Development and Planning from 2008 to 2010, then as Vice President, Finance until 2011 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until 2012 at Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer at BCE Elix (a Bell Canada Company) from 2004 to 2007. In addition to his CPA, CA designation, he also holds Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.
Mr. Timotheatos holds a Graduate Diploma in public accounting and a Bachelor's of Commerce in accounting from McGill University. He previously held the role of Senior Vice President Financial Planning, Analysis and Results at Lumenpulse, managing the Company's Financial Planning & Analysis group and the Results & Control organization.
Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Yvan Hamel is Senior Vice President, Product Development at Lumenpulse. In this role, he oversees the management of the product development program, product design, mechanical and optical engineering with a view of testing and improving the full Lumenpulse line of products.
Mr. Hamel has over 25 years of experience in design and product development in the lighting industry, and management of large-scale projects. This experience enables him to lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and technicians, as well as supervise research and development projects. Prior to joining Lumenpulse, he was Operations Manager at Lumec-Schreder and Senior Project Manager in Product Development at Lumec.
Chief Technology Officer, VP of Engineering, Lumenpulse Group
Greg Campbell oversees technology innovation, intellectual property portfolio management and collaboration with the company's product development team. Previously, Mr. Campbell helped manage the product development roadmap and innovation strategy in his role as Electrical Engineering Manager at Philips Color Kinetics.
Prior to joining Philips Color Kinetics, he served as an embedded systems engineer at BNS, where he focused on bringing intelligent solutions and innovative products to market. Mr. Campbell is the author of a number of patents related to solid state lighting technology innovation.
Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
General Manager, Lumenpulse
Jean Clermont oversees manufacturing, logistics and the Company's supply chain. He has over 28 years of experience in leading supply chain operations. He has expertise in negotiations, demand planning, sales and operations, logistics, project management, process enhancement and systems integration.
Previously, he was Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. where he was responsible for carving out the supply chain activities related to the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Air Canada devices, implementing inventory solutions, and creating distribution centers for Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America. Before Aveos, Mr. Clermont was Director of Global Optical Supply Chain Operations at Nortel Networks, a company he was with for 23 years.
Mr. Clermont holds an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as a certificate in Operations Management from HEC Montreal.
General manager, Exenia
Dario Nistri is the Managing Director of Exenia. Founded in 2010, Exenia is an Italian brand that joined the Lumenpulse group in December 2015.
As Managing Director, Mr. Nisri supervises and manages all Exenia production activities, from product design to market positioning, including continuous product development and refinement.
Mr. Nistri lives and works in Italy, where he obtained a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Florence. Immediately following his studies, he chose to continue his family's long tradition in the lighting industry, and now boasts nearly two decades of management experience in the sector.
Mr. Nistri's influence and foresight have seen him adopt key leadership roles in the companies with which he has worked, and Exenia is the result of his passion and hard work.
General Manager, Fluxwerx Illumination, Inc.
Reuben Bartlett is the General Manager of Fluxwerx Illumination Inc., which he joined at startup in 2011 and which became part of the Lumenpulse Group in 2016. Mr. Bartlett has over 20 years experience in various leadership roles across industries and has spent the last 10 years in the lighting sector in senior roles focused on business management and strategy, product development, product management, and sales and marketing management.
Mr. Bartlett holds a Bachelors Degree in Sales and Marketing Management and is a Dean's List honors graduate from the MBA program at Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Vice-President Sales and Marketing EMEA & APAC
Sébastien Jegado is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the EMEA and APAC regions. In this role, Mr. Jegado is responsible for the sales and service teams, as well as the creative direction and development of the company's marketing efforts, including brand strategies, in these regions.
Mr. Jegado joined the Lumenpulse Group during its founding in 2006 and has occupied various positions that have aided in the company's global growth. Most notably, Mr. Jegado acted as the Quebec market's Account Director before opening the Lumenpulse Group's office in France in 2014, where he managed the group's distribution partners throughout Europe.
Mr. Jegado graduated from the SKEMA Business School in Lille with a Master's Degree and received his MBA from HEC Montréal.
VP of Sales, Canada
Patrick Robitaille is the VP of Sales, Canada for Lumenpulse. Mr. Robitaille is responsible for the marketing and sales activities for Lumenpulse brand in Canada. With over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry Mr. Robitaille brings a wealth of technical knowledge, creativity, strategic business development, and leadership to this role.
Prior to this role, Mr. Robitaille held several sales and marketing related positions at Luxtec, including Sales Representative, Sales Operation Director and General Manager. Luxtec, a subsidiary and representative agent of Lumenpulse which, under Mr. Robitaille's management, became one of the most successful specification grade lighting agency in Canada.