Stray Light Commercial Lighting Fixtures Light Emitting Plasma With a growing list of satisfied customers, including Walmart, Paramount Studios, Disney, Monterey Bay Aquarium, NASA, Los Alamos Labs, the cities of Seattle, Indianapolis and Toronto, Duke Energy, SoCal Edison, General Motors, Pilot Oil and more, Stray Light Optical Technologies, Inc. is a company on the leading edge of a lighting revolution.

We develop and produce state-of-the-art light fixtures that capitalize on Light Emitting Plasma™ technology. By 2010, we had developed and fielded four major Light Emitting Plasma™ (LEP) products. In addition, we have established working partnerships with Boeing, Sandia National Labs, and Multiquip, among others. Our formula is a simple one — exceed customers’ expectations with amazing work. Today, our LEP products are recognized as world-class leaders, and with new developments on the horizon, our future is — no pun intended — a bright one!

Stray Light Team

Gerald Rea Chief Executive Officer Stray Light

Gerald Rea, Chief Executive Officer

Directing Stray Light is Gerald Rea, a Rose-Hulman educated optical and mechanical engineer with over ten years experience in new product development.  In 2009 Gerald decided that he would rather be developing his own products, and bringing them to market.  Stray Light Optical Technologies was the result, and today the company is expanding its output and developing new products to meet growing demand.  And while he focuses his energies on successfully running Stray Light, Rea is an inventor and product developer at heart.  You can find his expert’s touch in every one of the company’s products.

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Robert Drake Chief Technical Officer Stray Light

Robert Drake, Chief Technical Officer

Robert Drake earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Spanish. He used his MEMS technology skills to improve igniter designs for missile battery systems, and his management expertise to help grow an Indiana startup from eight to over 100 employees — while developing and integrating web-based user interfaces for data management and automation systems.  Robert’s strong technical and scientific background, as well as his business development skills, have proven invaluable as Stray Light has grown from a startup to a major player in the lighting industry.

 

 

Kevin Kellems Chief of Strategy and Marketing Stray Light

Kevin Kellems, Chief of Strategy and Marketing

Kevin Kellems holds a graduate degree in national security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an undergraduate degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Stray Light, he held senior posts at the White House, Department of Defense, U.S. Senate, state government and The World Bank Group, among others. Kevin brings experience from a wide range of strategic growth initiatives – from direct sales to government and industry, to advising senior civilian and uniformed Army and Navy leadership. At Stray Light, Kevin leads a team of seasoned marketing professionals with many years of advertising and public affairs experience.

 

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BJohn Garcia, Vice President of Sales

John Garcia, Vice President of Sales

A graduate of Michigan State University, John joined Stray Light with over 10 years successful sales and management experience in the energy and manufacturing Industries, most recently as founding principal of the Benjamin Hunter & Harmony Group, Inc. (BHHG).  Prior to that, he was the Sales Director for Continental Services Inc., where he led a team responsible for all company sales.  He has extensive knowledge in managing a sales force, as well as in the process of developing and implementing of new product lines.  This background makes John a great fit to lead Stray Light’s top-notch sales team and rep agency.

 

 

 

David Badger Production Manager Stray Light

David Badger, Production Manager

David Badger brings a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman, a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Louisiville, and more than 18 years of progressive production experience to Stray Light. Totally involved in the planning, coordination and oversight of the lighting fixture manufacturing processes, he ensures that all orders are completed and shipped on time and that each meets stringent quality control standards. And with new product lines continually in development, David works closely with the Stray Light engineering and sales teams to make sure each can be brought to market as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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