Halco Lighting Technologies, Norcross, GA, said Fawaz Khalil will be taking the helm as the company's Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of its CEO, Kim Cook. Both Fawaz and Kim will continue to serve on Halco’s board of directors.
Cook has been CEO since 2015 and president since 2012. The first 13 years of her career were spent in sales roles including National Sales Manager and VP Sales and Marketing.
“After being promoted to CEO in 2015, I continued our focus on identifying and leveraging industry trends to ensure continued success. In recent years, the industry has undergone significant technology shifts in both lamps and luminaires, which will only continue with the introduction of IoT in the lighting space." Cook said in a Halco release. "The decision to step down required much introspection and careful consideration. In light of where the industry is heading it was clear that I needed to step down and let Fawaz take the reins for this next phase of growth and success for Halco," she concluded.
Khalil brings both lighting industry experience and managing aggressive growth in diverse industries from early stage startups to Fortune500 companies. Most recently he was president at Purafil and before that he was Vice President and General Manager for Vertical Markets and IoT solutions at Acuity Brands after eight years with Danaher Corporation.
Khalil holds a BS in Computer Science from the National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He and his family reside in Johns Creek, GA.