MaxLite Appoints New President & Chief Executive Officer

by Katie Lee

Pine Brook, N.J. — MaxLite, a leading innovator in the LED lighting industry, and its board of advisors have appointed Lance Hollner as its new president and CEO. Before joining MaxLite, Hollner spent the last 5 years as executive vice president at Diversified Group, a manufacturer’s representative firm serving eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York City.

Hollner brings over two decades of lighting expertise and knowledge to MaxLite, along with a strong track record of delivering results, driving continuous improvement and developing talent. Much of his career has been spent at manufacturers including Acuity, Lutron, Encelium Technologies and Avi-on Controls, holding various GM, sales leadership and product management roles.

In his role with Diversified Group, Hollner helped guide territory expansion into New Jersey and New York City while building a robust controls and services team. He brings considerable experience with turnkey renovation lighting and EV infrastructure sales, and very relevant experience working with international suppliers and contract manufacturers.

“On behalf of MaxLite’s board, I am pleased to welcome Lance as our new CEO,” says Yon Sung, chairman of the board. “His deep industry experience and proven record, combined with his passion for continuous improvement, make him the ideal leader for MaxLite’s next chapter. With Lance as CEO, we are well-positioned to continue our evolution as a leader in energy-efficient technologies and eco-friendly solutions. I would also like to thank our outgoing CEO, Spencer Bolgard, for his contributions to the company, especially on several key initiatives during his tenure.”

MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products since 1993. One of the first movers into LED technology in the industry, MaxLite offers a complete portfolio of quality certified LED lamps, indoor and outdoor LED luminaires, and a full line of its patented C-Max Lighting Controls. A five-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its industry leadership, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies through the innovative research and development capabilities of its teams and facilities in New Jersey, Indiana, California and globally. MaxLite is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.


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