Panasonic Appoints Damiani Executive Vice President of Sales And Marketing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. (PESLA) announces the promotion of lighting industry veteran Joseph A. Damiani to Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of PESLA. PESLA is a holding company for Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. (ULT) and Douglas Lighting Controls (DLC), both members of the Panasonic Lighting Americas Group.

Damiani will continue to provide leadership direction for the Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. (ULT) sales and marketing divisions with over 40 direct reports and 40 agents in all channels of North America. Damiani’s promotion further aligns overarching PESLA business strategies and helps combine the strengths of Universal and Douglas.

“With his ability to develop strategic sales process and loyal business relationships, Joe has been a critical part of our success at Universal Lighting Technologies for many years now,” said Pat Sullivan, president of PESLA. “His leadership building and engaging strong sales teams combined with his vast experience will strategically strengthen and reinforce our collaborative goals. As the lighting industry continues to evolve, we must make adjustments that best align with business strategies, and we are pleased that Joe is the front man leading the charge.”

Damiani garnered extensive knowledge and skill in sales and marketing through his thirty years of experience in the electrical industry, twelve of those years as Universal’s senior vice president of sales. His new appointment positions him to contribute to overall operations while additionally taking on the evolving and comprehensive lighting product solutions offered by Universal and collaborative growth opportunities for PESLA.

For more information on Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., call 1-800-BALLAST or visit

About Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. (PESLA)
Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Panasonic Group. Under the Americas umbrella, they operate Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a market leader in linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, HID, eHID and LED solutions for commercial lighting applications. They also operate Douglas Lighting Controls, an industry leader in whole building and intelligent controls systems.

About Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. (Universal)
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., produces some of the world’s most advanced linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, HID, eHID, and LED solutions for commercial lighting applications, as well as the most cost-effective energy management systems in the lighting industry today. A global leader in research and development since 1947, Universal Lighting Technologies became a member of the Panasonic Group in 2007. Today, the company manufactures and distributes products under the Universal®, EVERLINE®, Triad®, Panasonic, Vossloh-Schwabe, DCL®, DEMANDflexTM, and Signa® brand names. Universal Lighting Technologies — Energy Intelligence in Lighting.

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