Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
François-Xavier Souvay is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumenpulse. In this capacity, he oversees global vision, corporate development and strategic planning, maintaining Lumenpulse's reputation for innovation and customer experience excellence.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Souvay has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. By age 23, he was already contributing to large commercial real estate projects in Montreal, and soon was recruited by a specification grade outdoor lighting company, where he established a network of agents and VARs in Canada and the United States. Leveraging this experience, he then acted as a consultant for various lighting companies across North America.
In 1999, he acquired Luxtec, a value-added reseller of diversified specification-grade lighting solutions, and was soon spearheading LED research and development. Focused on combining innovative technology expertise with strong industrial design, he founded Lumenpulse in 2006. The company has since established itself as the leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solution provider.
Mr. Souvay holds numerous patents in his name and is a well-known thought leader in the LED lighting industry. In 2015, He was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer
Peter Timotheatos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lumenpulse. He is an experienced finance professional with a versatile financial and operational background. In addition to his role in managing the Company's overall finances and its information technology services, he provides strategic operational support and is responsible for merger and acquisition activities.
Mr. Timotheatos brings over 20 years of experience to the role with a strong background in corporate finance. Prior to joining Lumenpulse, Mr. Timotheatos was the Chief Financial Officer of Centre Agricole JLD Inc., an independent John Deere dealership group. Additionally, he served as Director, Corporate Development and Planning from 2008 to 2010, then as Vice President, Finance until 2011 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until 2012 at Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer at BCE Elix (a Bell Canada Company) from 2004 to 2007. In addition to his CPA, CA designation, he also holds Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.
Mr. Timotheatos holds a Graduate Diploma in public accounting and a Bachelor's of Commerce in accounting from McGill University. He previously held the role of Senior Vice President Financial Planning, Analysis and Results at Lumenpulse, managing the Company's Financial Planning & Analysis group and the Results & Control organization.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs and Development
Yvan Hamel is Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs and Development of the Lumenpulse Group. In this role, he acts as a strategic advisor to all brands and continue to provide counsel for product development and process improvement initiatives, as well as support cross-territorial development between the European and North American markets.
Yvan has over 30 years of experience in design and product development in the lighting industry. This experience enabled him to lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and technicians, as well as supervise research and development projects. Prior to joining Lumenpulse as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, he was Operations Manager at Lumec-Schreder and Senior Project Manager in Product Development at Lumec.
General Manager, Exenia
Dario Nistri is the Managing Director of Exenia. Founded in 2010, Exenia is an Italian brand that joined the Lumenpulse group in December 2015.
As Managing Director, Mr. Nisri supervises and manages all Exenia production activities, from product design to market positioning, including continuous product development and refinement.
Mr. Nistri lives and works in Italy, where he obtained a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Florence. Immediately following his studies, he chose to continue his family's long tradition in the lighting industry, and now boasts nearly two decades of management experience in the sector.
Mr. Nistri's influence and foresight have seen him adopt key leadership roles in the companies with which he has worked, and Exenia is the result of his passion and hard work.
President, Fluxwerx Illumination, Inc.
Reuben Bartlett is the President of Fluxwerx Illumination Inc., which he joined at startup in 2011 and which became part of the Lumenpulse Group in 2016. Mr. Bartlett has over 20 years experience in various leadership roles across industries and has spent the last 10 years in the lighting sector in senior roles focused on business management and strategy, product development, product management, and sales and marketing management.
Mr. Bartlett holds a Bachelors Degree in Sales and Marketing Management and is a Dean's List honors graduate from the MBA program at Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Mark Dean joined Sternberg Lighting in 2013, after serving as General Manager at Philips Lighting. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sternberg facility.
With 38 years in the electrical industry, Mark Dean has worked in electrical distribution, manufacturing, and lighting agency roles. He has expertise in sales and marketing, negotiations, process development, product management, and business strategy.