Norcross, GA.—Halco Lighting Technologies
announces that Fawaz Khalil will be taking the helm as the company's Chief
Executive Officer, following the retirement of its CEO, Kim Cook. Both Fawaz
and Kim will continue to serve on the Board of Directors at Halco.
Cook's career at Halco has spanned more than 24 years. The first
13 years of her career were spent in sales roles including National Sales
Manager and VP Sales and Marketing. In 2005, Cook was promoted to Chief
Operating Officer. She became President in 2012, followed by CEO in 2015.
During her tenure, Cook was instrumental in Halco's impressive growth through
her leadership, channel strategy, and major product category launches.
"After being promoted to CEO in 2015, I continued our focus
on identifying and leveraging industry trends to ensure continued success. In
recent years, the industry has undergone significant technology shifts in both
lamps and luminaires, which will only continue with the introduction of IoT in
the lighting space." Cook said. "The decision to step down required
much introspection and careful consideration. In light of where the industry is
heading it was clear that I needed to step down and let Fawaz take the reins
for this next phase of growth and success for Halco," she concluded.
Khalil brings both lighting industry experience and managing aggressive
growth in diverse industries from early stage startups to Fortune500 companies.
Most recently, he was President - Purafil, at the Filtration Group
where he delivered a successful turnaround of a global business delivering 3x
market growth and 30% profit growth in a year through strategy development and
disciplined execution, while driving lean principles across all functions,
including sales, marketing, product management, operations, finance and
Prior to his role at Purafil, he was Vice President and General
Manager for Vertical Markets and IoT solutions at Acuity Brands where he was
responsible for developing the overall business strategy, top line revenue,
creating value-added vertical market solutions, IoT smart lighting-enabled
applications, and remote and field delivered services, ultimately, transforming
the business profile and accelerating growth into higher margin businesses.
While at Acuity Brands, he also managed the full P&L for the Industrial
division which includes high and low bay luminaires, emergency and exit
lighting, modular wiring and daylighting solutions for various end
markets. Before joining Acuity Brands, Fawaz spent eight years with
Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology company. Khalil served the
company in manufacturing, marketing and general management positions. His key
accomplishments included double-digit core growth and share expansion in a
shrinking market by developing segmentation, pricing and digital marketing
capabilities. Additionally, he was the subject-matter expert across
Danaher for value-added solutions and service commercialization best practices.
Khalil holds a BS in Computer Science from the National University
of Computing and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan and an MBA from the Darden
School of Business at the University of Virginia. He and his family
reside in Johns Creek, GA.
About Halco Lighting Technologies
Technologies® is a leading manufacturer lighting solutions including energy
efficient lamps, ballasts and lighting luminaires. Founded in 1974, Halco's
extensive product line includes the following brands: ProLED®, ProLume®,
HaloXen®, Prism®, CoverShield® and Sollos® Landscape Lighting. Strategically
located, fully stocked warehouses in Atlanta, Carlstadt, Cleveland,
Houston, Los Angeles and Phoenix ship orders placed by 2:00 PM local warehouse
time the same day.