Tempo, LLC, Irvine, Calif., named Bridget Cross its new Central Regional Sales Manager. Tempo manufactures configurable linear LED lighting systems. Tempo said Cross will help contribute to the organization’s growth in the U.S. central region with her deep relationships within the industry as well as her knowledge of the LED lighting market. In addition, her experience in retail, restaurant, hotel and commercial specifications will help open new opportunities for the company.
“Bridget’s proven success within the industry is why we want her to be a part of our team,” said Ray Letasi, Tempo’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We know she will make a difference in our expansion efforts and I am excited to work alongside her as she develops new relationships and strategic partnerships with architects, lighting designers and lighting engineers.”
Cross served recently as a regional sales manager for Contrast lighting, and spent many years both as specification sales manager for GE Lighting and as regional VP of sales for IO Lighting. Cross served as a panelist speaker at Lightfair 2016 discussing “Women in Lighting” and is actively involved in “Women in Lighting + Design” in Chicago. In addition, Cross has been the keynote speaker for various IESNA chapters and taught lighting classes for the IES and guest lectured for lighting courses at Columbia College. She served as two-time president to her Chicago chapter of the IESNA. She earned a Bachelor of Science for Business Marketing from Marquette University and completed her Masters of Business Administration for Technology Management from Illinois Institute of Technology.