MaxLite Names Boyd Corbett VP Sales, Central Region
To enhance services to customers while increasing sales and market penetration within the Central Region, MaxLite Senior Vice President of Sales Thomas Rhee announced in August the appointment of Boyd Corbett to Vice President of Sales, Central Region. Corbett will report directly to Rhee and manage sales throughout 17 Midwest states for MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of the award-winning MaxLED luminaires and lamps.
“Boyd brings more than 30 years of lighting sales experience on the distributor, sales agency and supplier levels, and we look forward to working with him to build our business and support our customers while he hits the ground running,” explained Rhee. “We welcome Boyd to our team and invite lighting professionals throughout the market to contact him for our latest energy efficient lighting solutions.”
Corbett will manage MaxLite sales representatives to build stronger relationships with architects, lighting designers, engineers, distributors, contractors, end users, OEMs and national accounts. Under his leadership, the central region’s sales force will develop energy efficient-lighting programs in a variety of market segments including commercial, institutional, residential, hospitality, municipalities/public lighting, school, retail, healthcare and industrial.
He will be in charge of managing sales in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.
“I am excited to join MaxLite, which is in the perfect position for strong growth in today’s marketplace,” said Corbett. “My 30 years of extensive industry sales experience has prepared me for this position, and I look forward to working with the MaxLite team and lighting professionals throughout the region.”
Corbett has been involved with LED lighting since 1993 when he served as National Sales and Marketing Manager for Toshiba America Lighting Company. His other positions included National Account Sales Manager for Philips Lighting; National Sales Manager for Belfer Group Inc.; Vice President of Sales for Lightology Inc., a leading lighting showroom and distribution group; and most recently, Vice President for LED One Inc., a manufacturer of solid state lighting.
Corbett has been an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) for more than 25 years, including 6 years on the IESNA Board of Directors and serving as President of the Chicago IES Section from 2010 to 2012.
Inheriting global manufacturing and marketing expertise that dates back to 1955, MaxLite was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. Committed to energy efficiency as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2009, MaxLite established the MaxLED brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, ranging from the award-winning Flat Panel collection, to the best-selling outdoor lineup, Plug-and-Play light bars and lamps.
Out of the company’s distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and distribution and product assembly center in West Caldwell, New Jersey, MaxLite ships products within the continental United States within 1 to 3 days on standard orders. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy efficient technologies.