WattStopper, a lighting controls business that's part of the Legrand family, announced two appointments to its executive management team today. Jim Young will join the company as vice president of sales and marketing and Shireen Zekanoski becomes the Vice President of Operations and Engineering.
Young's background includes a series of senior positions with Acuity Brands, most recently as VP and general manager of the company's specialty group, which includes Winona Lighting, Peerless, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel and Mark Architectural Lighting brands. Prior to that, he held executive-level positions with Peerless Lighting for seven years. A graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in planning and energy management, Young is a member of IESNA and IALD.
Zekanoski has held numerous senior positions with Silicon Valley companies over the past ten years, including NeoPhotonics, Apple, Celerity, and 3Com. Most recently, Zekanoski was VP of global operations for Santur Corp. Prior to that, she held various positions with increasing responsibility at Apple Computer, where she led the NPI Program for the Portables Operations division and managed the business operations for the iPod.