(Niles, IL) A.L.P., leading global supplier of components for lighting and other manufacturing industries, is pleased to announce leadership changes to strengthen the company and its customer relationships. Effective July 2, 2023, Adam Mayse has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, from Metals Business Unit Manager. In addition, Tom Barnes has been promoted to VP And Business Manager, from Optical Business Unit Manager. These moves are part of a larger strategic reorganization to centralize product-related activities, streamline operations, and support the changing requirements of the marketplace.
In his new role as President and COO, Adam Mayse will have strategic and managerial responsibility for manufacturing operations, customer experience, corporate services, finance, sales, and marketing. Adam joined A.L.P. in 1997 and has held a variety of management positions in engineering, operations, and product management, as well as domestic and international sales. He has also worked in other technical industries outside of lighting and brings a fresh perspective to delivering value to A.L.P.’s OEM partners and customers.
As VP and Business Manager, Tom Barnes will have enterprise-wide responsibility for A.L.P.’s product development, marketing communications, design engineering, sales resource, and pricing functions. Tom has managed the company’s optical business unit since 2007 when A.L.P. acquired Spectrus, Inc., including the LexaLite® brand. He is a Certified Lighting Professional and holds four patents related to plastics in lighting.
“We congratulate Adam and Tom on their new positions,” said Steve Brown, A.L.P.’s CEO. “They have extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and enduring relationships with our customers. They are uniquely qualified to succeed in their expanded roles, and to move our customer-focused strategy forward.”
After the transition, Steve Brown will remain as CEO and David Brown, former COO, will be stepping away from day-to-day involvement after 46 years of service to the company. David will be an active member of A.L.P.’s Board of Directors, using his extensive experience to support budgeting, major projects, and strategic planning initiatives.
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Do you know the difference between a jib and a spinnaker? Or where to locate Port and Starboard? You can turn to A.L.P.’s sailing expert, Tom Barnes, for the answer to these puzzling questions and more. When he is not working as Vice President and Business Manager for A.L.P.’s LexaLite® brand, you can find Tom competing in (and often winning) races with the Charlevoix Yacht Club. In addition to sailing, Tom and his wife, Pam, enjoy all that scenic Northern Michigan offers, from golf to hiking and skiing. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Lexie and Abbey.
Tom’s other passion? Plastics! He studied plastics engineering at Ferris State University before joining LexaLite, the company founded by his father, Josh Barnes. Over the years, he held positions in sales, management, operations, and strategic development before joining A.L.P. when LexaLite was acquired in 2007.
In his current role with A.L.P., he is responsible for defining and promoting the plastic optical product line, ensuring profitability by managing product development, production, pricing, and related functions.
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