Energy Focus, Inc., a leader in energy-efficient LED lighting control systems and UVC light disinfection products, has announced the appointments of three new executive leaders to the company. With prior experience in the energy and lighting sectors, Clifford Griffin, Steve McGuire and Nicholas Peragine have been brought on to help lead the company’s growth with its commercial offerings.
“I am very happy about having Cliff Griffin join our senior leadership team with his experience in both lighting and larger manufacturing companies. The further additions of Steve McGuire and Nick Peragine will create an incredibly strong commercial team, bringing our new product lines to market and achieving our vision to make Energy Focus a true leader in building energy management,” stated Steve Socolof, Chairman and interim CEO.
Clifford Griffin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Griffin comes to Energy Focus from Babcock & Wilcox, a $700M+ global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, where he was Corporate Controller responsible for global accounting and finance teams and public reporting.
Prior to Babcock & Wilcox, Cliff spent eight years at Advanced Lighting Technologies, a $200M producer of lighting products, components, and systems.
“Energy Focus is excited to have a financial leader as senior and as experienced as Cliff Griffin join our executive team,” Socolof commented. “Cliff’s financial background at large, publicly traded companies will serve Energy Focus extremely well as we embark on our established growth strategy to lead the market with new, cutting edge and differentiated products.”
Steve McGuire, Director of Business Development
McGuire will lead OEM relationship development, primarily for the EnFocus™ Power Line Control (PLC) technology and help to further develop Energy Focus’s sales agency and distribution channels. McGuire brings 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, primarily with Philips Lighting, and has built sales and distribution for several other companies.
“I am happy to have such a seasoned commercial leader join my team. Steve McGuire will help us bring our EnFocus™ PLC technology to our direct customers, our channels, and our OEM partners,” Greg Galluccio, Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering, said.
Nicholas Pergine, Director of Regional Sales
Nick brings over 10 years of relevant experience building and leading sales teams in the commercial lighting industry. “I am so pleased to be joining the sales team and playing a significant role in our next phase of development and success, ultimately building Energy Focus into a major player in the lighting industry,” Mr. Peragine commented.
“We are still in the early days of conversion for commercial buildings to adopt energy-saving LED lighting solutions, such as our new line of lighting products including the innovative EnFocus™ power line control system.“