The Maxim Group Companies has named lighting and ceiling fan industry veteran Russ Klingel as its new Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Maxim Group Companies includes Maxim Lighting, ET2 Contemporary Lighting, and Studio M Lighting.

Klingel has held various upper management positions within the lighting and fan industry – most notably with Emerson, Kichler, WAC, and Hinkley – and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Maxim divisions.

Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., Maxim Lighting has garnered attention within the lighting industry as a successful family-owned company for the past 50 years.

“Maxim and ET2 have [experienced] a dramatic increase in sales and market penetration; we are very pleased to have a lighting industry veteran like Russ join our team to help us continue on this trajectory,” says Wayne Ogden, Director/Sales. According to the company, Klingel’s expertise and relationships within the industry are in line with Maxim’s core values.

“I am very excited to represent such a well-respected company in our industry that is family-owned and has provided great products and programs to our customers for over 50 years,” Klingel states.

Industry veteran Tim Green, who previously had held the Eastern Regional Manager position for the past 10 years, has recently formed a rep agency in South Florida that represents the Maxim Group Companies.