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Optec LED lighting.

For over 30 years, California-based Optec Displays focused exclusively in the exterior LED products business, including Electronic Message Centers, and full-color and grayscale video displays. This provided a natural extension into the LED luminaire market. So in 2010 the company established an LED lighting division to serve commercial industries.

Optec LED Lighting is a supplier of high-efficiency, super-bright LED luminaires, ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. The super-bright LED lighting fixtures feature a patented thermal management system that provides efficient heat dissipation and extended LED life.

Sales & Support

Optec LED Lighting is based on a customer-centric approach and commitment to excellence. Our team members are highly valued and have a do-whatever-it-takes attitude. The quality and level of support our people deliver are just two of the reasons why our customers and sales partners enjoy working with us.  In today’s competitive lighting industry, it’s not just about having great LED lighting products but also delivering superior service.

Jeff Gatzow Vice President

Jeff has worked in the illuminated signage industry for over 25 years. In 2004, while with Everbrite, Jeff was instrumental in launching Everbrite Lighting, the company’s start in engineering and manufacturing of LED luminaires. For six years, Jeff held the position of product manager for Everbrite’s MedLux brand before joining Optec LED Lighting. But the brightest lights in Jeff’s life are his wife, two teen-age daughters and Labra-doodle, Honey.

Based in Keller, Texas, Dennis joined the Optec team in September 2014; but with over 20 years of experience in the illuminated signage and menu board business, he’s certainly not new to the industry.  When Dennis isn’t working he enjoys golf, swimming and other outdoor activities with his family, who include his wife and three children.

Eric Chan Inside Sales Service

While one of the newest members of the team, Eric has a breadth of experience. Beginning in 1994, Eric began his career in the retail lighting industry from the ground up, learning customer service, sales – both retail and wholesale – with a big-box retailer. During Eric's leisure time, he and his wife enjoy traveling and social dancing.

Be Tran Inside Sales / Multi-Unit Accounts

California native Be Tran has worked at Optec Displays for over eight years. She started her career with the company’s LED Displays division in national accounts as a project manager and customer service representative.  Two years ago, Be joined Optec LED Lighting. Her experience and knowledge working with LED-based products made for a smooth transition into the lighting division and her role as lead inside sales service representative. When she’s not at work, Be likes to explore the sights and sounds of Southern California as well as spending time with her family.

Bob tortorello Regional Sales Manager – Northeast

An Illinois native and current Chicago suburb resident, Bob joined Optec in October, 2016, with over 30 years of sales management experience in advertising, marketing and manufacturing. Bob has worked the past 10 years in the signage and lighting industries focusing on national accounts, retail, professional sports and gaming. He received a degree from Marquette University in communications film. Bob is an avid golfer, photographer and outdoor enthusiast who spends his free time enjoying his hobbies with his wife, six children and three grandchildren.

Regional sales managers

jerry fosnow Regional Sales Manager – Southeast

Having worked in sales for almost three decades, Jerry knows what it takes to meet customers’ needs. While he’s been focused in the lighting industry the past 10 years, he previously held sales positions in banking for 18 years, where he learned the importance of providing excellent customer service and understanding what it takes to satisfy customers’ expectations in a competitive environment. When Jerry isn’t traveling on the road in his minivan, he’s enjoying time with his wife Tracy, their daughter, Sydney and three dogs Maggie, Lola and Oliver.

Tracy is quite accustomed to challenging, detail oriented work having first began her career as a mortgage company owner for eight years and then practicing as a registered nurse for nine years. Simultaneous to these demanding jobs, Tracy worked beside her husband Jerry, East Coast Regional Sales Manager Optec LED Lighting, until she assumed this position full time last year. When not busy with lighting sales, Tracy is an avid participant in various lake activities, such as boating, kayaking and paddle boarding with Jerry and their 10-year-old daughter, Sydney, at their home in Alabama.

eric reiser Regional Sales Manager – West

Enthusiastically extend client-focused interfaces before innovative sources. Collaboratively e-enable superior imperatives vis-a-vis bleeding-edge technology.

dan walsh Regional Sales Manager – Midwest

Dan is the newest member of Optec’s lighting sales team but with 22 years of lighting and electrical sales experience, he certainly is not new to the industry. Working for both manufacturers and as a manufacturers’ rep, Dan fostered long-lasting relationships based on understanding customers’ projects’ needs and how best to meet those. An avid outdoorsman, Dan enjoys golfing, fishing and camping. In the fall he can be heard cheering on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers.

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