Halco Lighting Technologies (Norcross, Ga.): Sharon Akins was promoted to Southeast regional sales manager and will report to David Hosea, V.P. of sales. Akins joined the Halco team in 2003, most recently served as account manager. She has more than 23 years of experience in sales/customer service. In her new position, she will be overseeing the sales, training and traveling with independent agencies servicing lighting and electrical distributors in seven Southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee.