Montreal, QC, – LMPG Inc., a leading specification-grade LED lighting solutions group, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in privately-held Vode Lighting LLC. An innovative, LED lighting solution provider focused on interior architectural lighting.
Founded in 2006 and located in Sonoma, California, Vode is renowned for its adaptive architectural lighting systems, creating minimalistic and customizable solutions that are easily scaled to all types of projects. Well established within North American commercial, institutional, corporate, and healthcare environments, its success is based on the unique convergence of environmental responsibility, design insight, and new lighting technologies.
“Vode truly inspires the lighting community and offers innovative solutions that embody the core values of LMPG. We are welcoming to the LMPG family 100 incredibly talented team members who are true brand ambassadors. LMPG is very much looking forward to continued success at Vode and supporting the Vode team to expand its reach globally,” said François-Xavier Souvay, Founder, President, and CEO of LMPG Inc.
Vode will remain an independent brand while leveraging LMPG’s operational capabilities, supply chain synergies, and innovative technologies. The three founders will remain active in the company: Tom Warton as Brand Ambassador, Scott Yu as Chief Creative Officer, and George Mieling as Business Development Advisor.
Appointment of Ann Schiffers as Chief Executive Officer of Vode
With this acquisition, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Schiffers as Chief Executive Officer of Vode, effective immediately. Ann Schiffers is a well-known and respected name in lighting and design. With over 30 years of experience in various leadership positions, including lighting design and manufacturing firms, she is an incredible asset for Vode and the LMPG family.
“I am thrilled and humbled to join such an amazing organization as its new CEO. Vode has built a remarkable reputation over the years, and I am glad to be part of the next chapter. With an already strong team in place, our brand’s achievement potential is limitless,” said Schiffers.
Vode’s co-founders will support Ann Schiffers in her role as CEO in various strategic advisory roles.
“Scott, George and I started Vode 20 years ago with a vision, not just for the company, but for the planet,” said Tom Warton, Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador. “We are very proud of all we have accomplished together and proud of the culture we’ve built to support that vision. That’s why Vode and LMPG are such a good fit; we share the same values and vision. And now, with the amazing Ann Schiffers at the helm, the Vodarians will have a leader who can take them, and Vode, to the next level. My partners and I look forward to supporting her and LMPG in any way we can.”
With the addition of Vode, LMPG now consists of nine strong brands, providing industry-leading solutions in a wide range of specification-grade lighting applications.
About LMPG Inc.
Founded in 2006, LMPG Inc., formerly Lumenpulse Group Inc., designs, develops, manufactures, and sells a wide range of high-performance and sustainable specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments. LMPG Inc. is a leading pure-play, specification-grade LED lighting group represented by its brands Lumenpulse, Fluxwerx, Sternberg, Exenia, Pa-Co Lighting, Lumca, BrightLife, ALW, and Vode. LMPG’s product portfolios have earned many awards, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, Red Dot Product Design Awards, iF Design awards, Good Design Awards, and a LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award. To learn more about LMPG inc., visit www.lmpg.com
About Vode Lighting LLC.
Founded in 2006, Vode Lighting LLC is an architectural lighting manufacturer driving to create profound changes in the lighting market through a process that embodies environmental awareness, reduced energy consumption, and intelligent design. Based in Sonoma, California, Vode Lighting LLC employs 100 people and offers its solutions worldwide. To learn more about Vode, visit www.vode.com