Avon Lake, Ohio-based Hinkley Lighting Inc. has hired three renowned experts in the ceiling fan category to fill key positions in that category: John Moody as Director/ Fan Product Development, Russell Bell as Fan Specialist, and Russ Klingel as Fan Sales Manager, North America. Hinkley completed its acquisition of Regency Ceiling Fans on March 1.
Both John Moody and Russ Klingel were most recently with Modern Forms’ fan division and, prior to that, had worked for Kichler’s ceiling fan division. Russell Bell was previously with Regency Ceiling Fans and will also serve as the Regency customer liaison.
By the end of March, Hinkley had released its new ceiling fan catalog and distributed it to customers and sales representatives. The catalog is available online and can be accessed through HinkleyLighting.com.
“I’m excited to welcome Russ into the Hinkley family to focus on fan sales,” says Rick Wiedemer, CEO of Hinkley. “We’re fortunate to have three fan industry veterans to help shepherd our entry into the category. We’re confident their expertise, relationships and knowledge will provide a competitive advantage in the market place, positioning us for prominence in the category.”
Hinkley is looking forward to displaying fans at the upcoming June Lightovation event in its Trade Mart showroom (3210) at Dallas Market Center.