As a pillar in the lighting industry, Sy has given this industry so much.
Born just outside of Chicago, Sy quickly ascended to the top. “I’ve had the good fortune for being in the electrical business all my life” remembered Sy in his recent interview. F&G Electric Supply saw Sy working as a salesman, and on Saturdays as a showroom salesman. From there, Sy took his family to California where his knowledge of manufacturing was honed at Air King Fans. Air King bought a recess lighting company that Sy was instantly drawn to. Soon after, Sy founded Capri Lighting with his brother and Bert Finmark.
The rest, as they say, ‘is history’. Capri went on to be one of the most influential and successful recess lighting manufacturers in the industry. Many years later, Sy was able to live his dream by founding GM Lighting and watching his son Rob, and his beloved employees and reps turn it into the success that it is.
“It’s been a fascinating life”, Sy summed up during his recent interview.