Our Team

Our Team: John Watkins, President

John Watkins


Email: jw@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 111

With more than 25 years of experience in the energy-efficient lighting industry, John Watkins has ushered FSC’s profitable conversion from a fluorescent OEM to a powerhouse LED manufacturer and integrator of even the most complex lighting controls solutions.

John directly oversees FSC’s product development, all sales and marketing efforts, as well as managing the company’s overall P&L, with the Purchasing and Operations departments reporting to him.


Our Team: Chad Treadwell, VP of Operations

Chad Treadwell


Email: chad@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 119

Chad Treadwell brings more than 20 years of experience of directing and coordinating the operating needs of major corporations, as well as running his own business for many years. Chad has been responsible for continuously improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of divisions within companies such as Verizon and Google. Most recently, he held a senior management position at Ingram Micro, where he led vendor, category and product management and marketing for its Mobility Division. Chad developed Ingram’s strategic direction, including product and vendor selection, negotiated contracts with vendors and had overall responsibility of the P&L of the Accessory Division.

At FSC, Chad leads our manufacturing, customer service, sourcing & logistics teams, as well as managing IT and technology. Chad’s deep background in technology helps FSC to capitalize on advancing innovations, allowing our company to streamline processes and continue our rapid growth trajectory.


Our Team: Ed Yawitz, CEO

John Elwood


Email: jelwood@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 134

John has more than 20 years of experience directing teams in finance, accounting, human resources and information technology at manufacturing companies, including three years in the lighting industry. He began his career as a CPA at the public accounting firm Moss Adams LLP, and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) and California Society of CPA’s.

Greg Lechtenberg, VP of Contractor Sales

Greg Lechtenberg

Vice President of Contractor Sales

Email: gregl@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 630-748-9136

Greg attended North Park University in Chicago and worked in printing before launching his career in the lighting industry. He spent seven years as a manufacturing representative at KSA Lighting and Controls, where he specialized in lighting energy solutions, audits, specification and utility incentives. At FSC, Greg provides FSC the expertise needed to successfully foster direct relationships with lighting contractors and energy services companies.


Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

Mark Tresp

Regional Sales Manager

Email: mtresp@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 214-538-7949

Mark’s experience in the lighting and electrical industry started 35 years ago as an electrician. He has owned a successful lighting design business and over the years, has held positions in every stage of the lighting process from contractor to distribution to agency and manufacturer. Mark is uniquely qualified to see the whole picture for his customers.

He joins FSC after 10 years with Hubbell Lighting, where he specialized in energy efficiency projects. He brings strong relationships across all channels and years of expertise designing efficient, effective solutions while taking into account the needs of the installers, budgets and end users. Mark is an expert in AGI32 and an Advisory Member of the IES Security Lighting and Crime Division.

Our Team: Bryan Clark, Director of Inside Sales

Bryan Clark

Director of Inside Sales

Email: bryan@fsclighting.com| Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 110

Bryan started in inside sales with FSC in 2011 and was recently promoted to Director. His lighting career began as a delivery driver at a wholesale house in 2003 and he has continued to advance in the field, both personally and professionally. He has worked in distribution, as a manufacturer’s representative and a manufacturer. Bryan’s knowledge in LED and lighting controls allows him to understand what wholesalers, lighting contractors and ESCO’s need on a project. FSC will undoubtedly continue its growth with his knowledge in lighting retrofits and new construction. Bryan’s responsibilities at FSC include project management, quotations and technical support. If you have a question: Ask Bryan!


Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

April Carey

Regional Sales Manager

Email: acarey@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 626-826-9679

April has a bachelor’s degree from California State University Fullerton in anthropology. Although she is new to the lighting industry, she is eager to learn all she can. She previously held accounting, customer service and management positions with large manufacturers and looks forward to bringing that experience to FSC.

Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

Laureen Miranda

Regional Sales Manager

Email: lmiranda@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 949-204-4675

Laureen joins FSC as a Regional Sales Manager. Her Background in business development includes over 15 years of service for the energy efficiency and sustainability industry with firms such as Lime Energy, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Siemens. Throughout these tenures she has garnered the trust of corporate executives among nationally recognized public and private organizations. Her career has focused on the food processing and healthcare vertical markets to improve infrastructure, save capital and enhance working environments. 

Laureen holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from UCLA. 


Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

Dave Wallace

Inside Sales

Email: dwallace@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 126

Dave joined the FSC team after running the lighting desk for a Los Angeles based manufacturer’s representative for 14 years. Dave’s market relationships, lighting expertise and fanatical work ethic gives FSC the edge to expedite quotes to customers, so they get them when they need them. At FSC, Dave works directly with customers as well as supporting outside sales and customer service

Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

Crystal Yanez

Inside Sales

Email: cyanez@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 115

Crystal has been in the lighting industry for more than five years, starting in the assembly line for two years until she was promoted to customer service. As part of the customer service team, she handled a variety of tasks with ease, which resulted in a promotion to Lead Customer Service and Sales Assistant. Crystal is fluent in both English and Spanish. At FSC, Crystal supports our outside sales team as well as order entry, quotes, returns and customer service. She approaches day-to-day needs and challenges with a great attitude and maintains open communication with customers.


Our Team: James Berry, Office Support

Steve Benshoof

Outside Sales

Email: sbenshoof@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 714-401-7367

Steve Benshoof works primarily with FSC’s electrical contractors on new construction projects to help them identify the proper fixture selections and develop prefabrication strategies to save time and money on installations.

Steve is a 40-plus year industry veteran and lends his expertise to FSC to keep the company at the forefront of new construction strategies.


Our Team: Holly Pugno, Director of Customer Service & Operations

Holly Pugno

Director of Customer Service & Operations

Email: holly@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 105

Holly joined the FSC Lighting team in 2012 bringing 16 years of outside sales experience and three years in the lighting/controls industry. Since joining FSC, Holly has primarily been involved in expediting and customer service as well as assisting in the implementation of our award-winning ERP/MRP system. Holly was promoted to Director of Customer Service and Operations in 2016.

Our Team: Eileen Escalante, Customer Support

Eileen Escalante

Purchasing/ Customer Support

Email: eileen@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 104

As a vital part of the FSC team, Eileen has been a dedicated teammate for almost 20 years and the company relies on her depth of experience in many ways. Eileen began as a member of the warehouse assembly line but was quickly promoted to office support to manage data and order entry. Eileen has continued to advance with FSC and now serves as purchasing agent and overflow customer service support.

Our Team: Bryan Clark, Director of Inside Sales

Phil Jimenez

Director of Project Management & Field Development

Email: philj@fsclighting.com| Phone Number: 909-912-9263

Phil Jimenez started in the lighting industry as a warehouseman for a manufacturer’s representative more than 10 years ago. His attention to detail was quickly noticed and he was promoted to field developer to assist contractors with lighting audits. Phil went on to become a project developer for a controls and lighting contractor who specialized in subcontracting for ESCO’s. In that role, he developed complex investment grade audits on projects in over 40 states.

Phil was hired by one of the ESCO customers to take on the development, specification and project management for complex K-12 energy projects in the Hawaiian Islands and California. Phil’s diverse background and expertise makes him perfect for his role as Director of Project Management and Field Development.

Our Team: Alex Romero, LC, Marketing/ AGI32 Operator

Alex Romero, LC

Marketing/ AGI32 Operator

Email: alex@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 103

Alex has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach. She has been with the company since 2005 holding various positions such as general office support, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and light bookkeeping. Along with overseeing FSC’s website, Alex has passed her Lighting Certification exam as well as Basic & Advanced AGI32 so she can meet our customers’ needs with lighting layouts.

Our Team: Annette Snapper, Accounting Manager

Annette Snapper

Accounting Manager

Email: asnapper@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 102

A recent addition to team, FSC’s Accounting Manager Annette Snapper brings more than 20 years of experience in accounting and business process management. Annette is responsible for the daily accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash flow management and P&L development reporting to the CFO.

Maria Pelayo

Accounting Administrator

E-mail: mpelayo@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 132

Maria Pelayo is new to the lighting industry but has more than five years experience handling accounts receivable and collections. At FSC she is an important member of the accounting team, assisting with all facets of the department. She is eager and enthusiastic to learn and grow with FSC.

Peter Sanchez

Shipping Manager

Email: freight@fsclighting.com | Phone Number: 909-948-8878 Ext: 109

Peter Sanchez is responsible for ensuring that FSC Lighting products are delivered to meet our customer’s expectations. Prior to joining our team, Peter worked in Management, Field Services and Sales at some of the nation’s largest companies, including Best Buy and Verizon Wireless. Pete’s expertise in freight, expediting and packing ensures that FSC products ship on time, and that our customers receive their orders complete and undamaged.