Halco Lighting Technologies, Norcross, GA: Samir Shah has joined the company as vice president/general manager for J&J Electronics. Halco Lighting acquired J&J Electronics, a manufacturer of pool, spa, and fountain lighting products, in December 2016.
Shah will report Kim Cook, president & CEO, assuming leadership of the J&J business unit as Jim Rafferty, current acting president of J&J Electronics, transitions out of the business over the next several months.
Shah joins Halco with over 25 years of general management leadership experience and was most recently the global marketing and international sales executive for Rain Bird Corp. and has held GM, business development, and engineering leadership roles for the past 16 years with them. Before Rain Bird, Shah held engineering leadership positions with Anheuser-Busch, GE Appliance, and Ingersoll Rand.
“We are excited at the breadth of experience Samir brings to J&J Electronics and look forward to his contribution in continuing to grow and expand this business that Jim Rafferty built,” said Cook.
Shah holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the L.D. College of Engineering from Gujarat University.