Universal Taps David Mendes as OEM Regional Sales Manager

Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies has hired industry veteran David Mendes to its team as the new OEM Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast region of the United States.

Mendes joins Universal with 14+ years of electrical industry experience including distribution and lighting services. Since graduating from Long Island University in 2007 with a degree in Business Management & Marketing, he has worked on several national accounts, selling lighting products and services in various industries including petroleum, retail, and facility management.

Previously, Mendes worked as a senior sales representative, where he was honored with six sales awards including 2013 Sales Representative of the Year. Additionally, he has garnered experience developing investment-grade turnkey solutions for clients to encompass interior, exterior, new fixture, retrofit, and lighting controls. Mendes also worked with local and national utilities to maximize return on investment for clients.

“David’s past experience and fresh perspective on the OEM business make him an asset to both our customers and our company,” says Jeff Bristol, VP/OEM Sales. “With expertise across various touch points in our industry, David will be a knowledgeable sales manager and an excellent addition to the Universal team.”

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