Denver-based lighting manufacturer American Lighting has hired Xiaoguang Xiao and Megan M. Tepo to join its LED product development team.

As American Lighting’s new Product Engineer, Xiao will lead product design and reviews and conduct extensive testing procedures to ensure design excellence. He will work in collaboration with the company’s quality control team to support the product inspection process and maintain constant oversight of global vendors.

 Prior to joining American Lighting, Xiao served as a Mechanical Engineer for the global Johnson Electric Group and worked in research for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He focused on using IoT technologies to help improve energy efficiency in buildings, developing a people detection system, and designing indoor airflow monitoring systems.

As American Lighting’s new Product Manager, Tepo will be responsible for bringing the latest LED technology to market. Tepo, who was previously Manager/Innovation Marketing for Acuity’s Global business, also served as the Development Product Portfolio Manager, Downlighting Product Manager, and Senior Specifier Sales Manager. She previously held the role of an Associate Product Manager/Outdoor Products and an Optical Engineer at Cooper Lighting.

“Xiaoguang Xiao and Megan M. Tepo bring extensive expertise and knowledge to our product development team at American Lighting,” says Jason Elrod, VP/Sales & Marketing at American Lighting. “Their impressive and specialized experience will ensure that we continue to deliver the latest LED technology to residential and commercial markets.”