The changing global marketplace dictates the need for technology advancements that benefit company shareholders and environmental concerns. So we set the standards and delivered both. Our INDEPENDENCE LED Executives and Management Team have the combined talents to produce the most technologically advanced and cost-effective lighting products with top thermal management, quality assurance, and solutions services.
Chairman and CEO
Chairman and CEO, Charlie Szoradi is the founder of Independence LED Lighting, the first authentic U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency LED fixtures and a lighting solutions provider with comprehensive support services for property owners and managers. Mr. Szoradi brings multiple decades of hands on experience to sustainability and cost-savings for retrofits and new construction. He focuses on high performance architecture, and in the early 1990s he wrote his Masters of Architecture thesis on Energy Intelligence – “Eco-Humanism.” Mr. Szoradi is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and he earned his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania.
COO, Michael Smith is a seasoned, successful and visionary Chief Executive. In 2005 he accomplished what others said could not be done; forging a network of regional, independent logistics companies into one cohesive and competitive company operating under one powerful and recognized brand. With over $50 MM in annual revenues and 123 locations throughout the United States, he built America’s most recognized and successful transport packaging and logistics services company.
Managers and Account Executives
INDEPENDENCE LED Lighting’s Management Team works in a cross-functional capacity to ensure that the Company continues to produce the most technologically advanced and cost-effective lighting products with top thermal management and quality assurance. The team focuses on STRATEGY, OPERATIONS and FINANCE to identify growth opportunities in the dynamically changing global LED Marketplace and add value for the Company’s Shareholders, Clients and growing national and international Authorized Reseller Network.
Perspective that Counts
INDEPENDENCE LED Lighting’s Strategic Advisors bring fresh perspective to the Company from beyond the lighting industry. LEDs are a disruptive technology, and the purchase of LEDs typically involves a financial decision with metrics that may range from simple Return on Investment (ROI) to more complex Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over warrantied life. Our advisory team members have experience running profitable companies, and they hold MBAs with focus areas such as Strategy, Operations, & Public Policy. They also have experience ranging from Computer Science to Electrical Engineering.