Skokie, Ill.-based Generation Brands – the parent company to Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting, and Tech Lighting – has promoted Joe Higgins to Chairman of the Board, while Josh Weiss will take over Higgins’ current post as CEO. These changes will be effective as of June 1.
|Joe Higgins, Generation Brands Board Chairman
|Josh Weiss, Generation Brands CEO
Higgins joined Generation Brands as CEO in 2010. In his new capacity as Board Chairman, he will work with the company’s financial partners and will still be involved in its long-term growth strategy.
Weiss, who is currently the President of Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting, joined the organization in 2006 as Director/Product Development for both brands and has since been promoted to VP/Product Development, General Manager of Tech Lighting, and later President of Tech and LBL Lighting in 2012.
“In the seven years Josh has been with the organization, he’s done an incredible job leading Tech and LBL to significant revenue growth in the face of a challenging economy,” notes Joe Higgins. “I’m extremely confident in Josh’s strong leadership and strategic thinking abilities to maximize Generation Brands’ potential in this next stage of our development.”
In additional news, Jim Brewer, COO of Generation Brands, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. “We’ll all miss him considerably, and we support his decision 100 percent,” Higgins states. Since 2004 Brewer held several key positions – including President – with Encompass Lighting Group, which later became part of Generation Brands.