History

Prolume was established in 1994 and has provided custom fixtures to the lighting industry for over twenty years.  The company originally focused on exit signage.  The advent of LED technology lead to a new focus upon custom quality LED fixtures.  Because of a clear understanding of specifier and architect needs, Prolume developed a portfolio of unique and versitile LED products.

Today, those products help showcase many museums, bridges, churches, restaurants as well as commercial and residential venues.  This is accomplished through impeccable attention to detail as well as quality.  Understandably, Prolume has gained the trust and respect of the LED lighting design community, and is repeatedly specified with confidence worldwide.

Acquisition

In January 2016, as a result of collaborating for over twelve years on numerous projects that focused upon new product development and custom LED fixtures, Prolume was acquired by LEDdynamics.  Furthermore, LEDdynamics is a privately held LED technology company that is located in Randolph, Vermont. Their LED linear fixtures are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Consequently, this Made in America offering provides them with a value and market differentiation in contrast to international solutions within the highly competitive LED marketplace.  Finally, by leveraging the core competencies of each organization, Prolume continues to offer innovative LED fixture solutions for the lighting industry.

As a result, their product portfolio is frequently selected as the optimum choice for illumination and they excel at assisting light specifiers to convert visions into reality.

Leadership

William McGrath - President & Chief Technical Officer

William McGrath oversees LEDdynamics’ and Prolume’s efforts in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative LED products. He is a seasoned technologist with over forty years of experience in the electronics and computer technology industry. Bill has spent the last seventeen years pioneering countless LED solutions and holds several LED related patents.

During his time with the company, his technological expertise has led to numerous engineering and manufacturing consultation engagements with numerous companies including ABC, Verizon, Adelphia/Comcast, NASA, and IBM. Beyond his leadership role, Bill served as an Assistant Professor at Vermont Technical College where he taught courses in microprocessors, networking, and telecommunications and is an avid amateur radio operator.

Spencer Newman - Chief Financial Officer

Spencer is a seasoned executive with nearly twenty years of experience.  He has focused upon helping high technology companies to develop and execute growth and financial strategies in new and emerging markets. Spencer received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.  He is a 2012 graduate of NEPPA’s Public Utility Management Program, and has been an advisor to two utility sponsored incubators focused on the energy industry.

Jason Orzell - Director of Engineering

Jason is a hands-on technologist with over seventeen years of experience in the lighting industry. He is a Vemont Technical College alum with a Mechanical Engineering concentration. Jason applies a technical acumen that helps his team of twelve engineers to regularly produce innovative, disruptive and designed for manufacture solutions.

He previously worked as a design engineer at Astronics Corporation where he innovated solutions for the avionics and aerospace industry. Beyond work Jason volunteers his time to multiple community services and pursues his passion for hill-climb racing.

Richard Megyesi - Director of Operations

Rich brings over thirty-five years of Electronics Manufacturing experience to the organization.  He has an extensive knowledge of Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Test, Production Control, Stockroom Contorl, Purchasing and Facilities Management. Rich has led and orchestrated efforts to achieve ISO-9001 and AS9100 certification, and ensured ongoing compliance with multiple companies.

Prior to joining the organization, Rich served as VP of Operations at VMR Electronics and Productions Manger at Raymond Corporation.  He holds a degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York.

James Larsen - Director of Finance & Administration

Jim has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing environments ranging from architectural hardware to optical fiber. He joined the organization in 2016 and also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BA from Carleton College and CMA designation.

Daniel Yasi, Jr. - Vice President of Sales

With a sales career spanning over thirty years in high technology, Daniel has spent the last five years applying strategic selling practices and process to the dynamic LED lighting industry. His sales career has included computer hardware, software, semiconductor and lithium battery technologies. Most noteworthy is a pattern of building successful sales teams that have resulted in consistent annual revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to joining LEDdynamics, Daniel held sales leadership roles at Lighting Science Group Corporation, Boston-Power and Altera Corporation. He attended Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.