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Progress Lighting Promotes Todd Roy to National Sales Director

July 24, 2014

Company also hires key account marketing manager

Progress Lighting recently promoted Todd Roy from director of builder sales and marketing to national sales director. Additionally, the residential lighting manufacturer has expanded its marketing team with the hire of Jennifer Kis as key account marketing manager.

Prior to directing marketing and sales initiatives for Progress Lighting’s builder segments, Roy served in the national accounts department, after beginning his career as an account manager in 1999. During his tenure, Roy has greatly expanded the breadth of the company’s North American business, while developing strong relationships with national builder partners and distributors.

Roy will assume the responsibilities of Bob Sale, who retired in mid-July after more than 20 years of distinguished service at the company.

Kis joins Progress Lighting with nearly 20 years of public relations, international marketing, agency, and client relations experience. In her role, Kis will be responsible for leading marketing efforts to further accelerate growth on the rapidly expanding Ferguson and Build.com partnerships.

Her recent work history includes developing and executing integrated marketing plans for a diverse client base at Jackson Marketing Group. She has also worked abroad in Munich, Germany for Pepper GmbH, an international marketing agency. Prior to her work in Germany, she held communication positions at Greenville-based companies Erwin Penland and Michelin North America.

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