GENLED Brands™, a designer and manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that Scott H. Vontobel, who has held lead management and global sales roles at Acolyte® since 2014 and brings more than 20 years of lighting business experience, has been named President of the company.
GENLED Brands™ is the parent company of two divisions, GENLED Acolyte®, the producer of premium LED architectural lighting systems, and GENLED AgiLight®, the producer of premium LED signage lighting systems. The Company’s patented lighting products are used in various applications of architectural lighting and illuminated signs. GENLED Brands™ serves a diverse range of end markets, represented by some of the most recognizable retail and corporate brands in the world. The Company is able to serve top global brands due to a diverse product portfolio, established reputation for quality, innovative designs and global supply chain capabilities.
After Acolyte® joined GENLED AgiLight® under the GENLED Brands™ umbrella, Vontobel was named Director of Global Sales, leading sales efforts for both brands around the world. Prior to GENLED Brands™, Vontobel served in various escalating leadership roles, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations at Acolyte®. Previously Vontobel had worked with Lex Products, TMB and Global Design Solutions on projects ranging from Cirque du Soleil to the Super Bowl.
“We are excited about the future of GENLED Brands™ under Vontobel’s leadership. Scott has a great understanding of our customers and needs around the world, along with the trends and drivers of the overarching industry,” said Adrian Guerra, Partner, The Capstreet Group. “Scott’s international experience and operations background brings skills that will not only help us continue to build GENLED Brands™, but also to operate smoothly in a global supply chain.”
“I am truly excited for this new opportunity, and look forward to further growing GENLED Brands™,” said Vontobel, who stresses teamwork, custom capability, customer service and support as keys to the company’s success. “We are planning some great new changes and additions to our business, including the recent move of GENLED Acolyte® into expanded production facilities in East Rutherford, N.J., and our newly added state-of-the-art factory space in Europe. And, I’m excited to have more good news to share with our customers soon!”
About The Capstreet Group
The Capstreet Group is a Houston, Texas based private equity firm that invests in owner-managed, lower middle market companies. Capstreet targets companies operating in the value-added distribution, industrial services and manufacturing, and business to business service sectors. Capstreet’s approach is to partner with excellent management teams to build out corporate infrastructure, accelerate growth and profitability, and create long term sustainable businesses. For more information, visit The Capstreet Group website, www.capstreet.com.