Management Team

Mark Dean
Mark Dean

President

As President, Mr. Dean oversees all aspects of Sternberg Lighting, bringing new thinking and improved processes to departments throughout the company, while focusing Sternberg’s new product development on growing market sectors.

Mark joined Sternberg in 2013 as VP of Marketing and Business Development. In October of 2018, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effectively taking on management of the company. Mr. Dean brings more than 20 years of experience in decorative outdoor lighting, having been at Lumec from 1998 to 2013, in the role of General Manager for the last 3 years.


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Joel Lauth
Joel Lauth

VP Sales

As VP of Sales, Mr. Lauth oversees all 6 North American sales regions, as well as Sternberg’s sales abroad. His leadership drives increased sales activity, as well as improved interdepartmental synergies.

Joel brings 30 years of experience as a lighting professional in both manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining Sternberg in 2019, he spent the last 12 years as a top sales producer for a Chicago area rep agency. In addition to his primary role, he also maintains oversight and support for the SE Region. 


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Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell

VP of Corporate Training

As VP of Corporate Training, Mr. Mitchell designs and delivers outdoor lighting education for Sternberg’s inside and outside teams, as well as the market. He spearheads the onboarding of new additions to our rep sales force, and tailors factory training events to maximize the experiential benefits. In addition to his primary role, he also maintains oversight and support for the SW Region.

A 20-yr veteran of Sternberg, Paul is committed to educating agents, specifiers, and end users in a best practices approach to quality lighting design. He is a member of the IES planning group for the Street and Area Lighting Conference, and regularly speaks at conferences while also contributing articles to various industry journals including LD+A.


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Mike Renner
Mike Renner

VP of Marketing

As VP of Marketing, Mr. Renner develops and implements a variety of marketing strategies. He directs new product development, as well as conducts upstream marketing and data collection, overseeing a regular cadence of new product releases to the market.

Mike brings almost 30 years of experience in product design and engineering, beginning at (Genlyte) Stonco in 1990, then (Genlyte) Hadco and later Philips Lighting. 


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Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson

VP of Operations

As VP of Operations, Mr. Patterson oversees all plant and supply chain functions. His knowledge and forward thinking bring improved efficiencies and new processes, while raising the bar in delivering on market expectations.

Steve is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Master, with a wealth of experience across a broad range of production and manufacturing disciplines. For over 25 years he has directed plant operations for manufacturers both in the U.S. and abroad.


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Ruben Moreno
Ruben Moreno

Director of Systems & I.T.

As Director of Systems & IT, Mr. Moreno provides strategic vision, leadership and solutions for all things technology while also assisting in the analysis, design and support of systems and infrastructure.

A 14-year veteran of Sternberg Lighting with a background in Design Engineering, Ruben brings a new and unique perspective to IT and its effects on all facets of operations.


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Sternberg Lighting

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Roselle, IL 60172

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847-588-3400
800-621-3376

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