July’s Sales Representatives of the Month – Gary Raileanu and Marcus Appel
Congratulations to Gary Raileanu and Marcus Appel of Lighting Sales of Memphis, our Sales Reps of the Month!
Lighting Sales of Memphis services the entire states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi and represents Golden Lighting in Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Tennessee.
We wanted to know more about the rep agency and the men behind it, so we asked Gary how he got started in the lighting industry. He said, “I had management experience and lighting experience from my work in the theatrical lighting industry, and in 1991, I became the General Manager for a lighting showroom in Memphis, TN.” Gary has been a sales rep since 2008. He became a rep after years of working in showrooms, and then as a regional sales manager. Gary is also very active with the American Lighting Association and has earned the designations of Lighting Specialist and Certified Lighting Manufacturer Rep. His years of working as a theatrical lighting designer, a lighting showroom manager, and an independent sales rep has given him a rare and almost complete perspective of lighting and the lighting industry. Gary uses his insight to benefit his customers and the brands his agency reps.
Marcus is Gary’s nephew and business associate. Marcus came into the industry straight out of college and has been a sales rep since 2014 when he started working with his uncle. As a recent student, Marcus brings a unique perspective to the team. He has developed an expert level of knowledge regarding the technical side of lighting, particularly when it comes to LEDs and tape light applications. This is invaluable to the agency, their customers, and the manufacturers with which they work.
When Gary and Marcus are not working, they are busy with very different interests. Gary says he likes to play golf and putz around in his garden. Marcus, in his spare time, is learning how to be an airplane pilot.
Our reps are awesome! Please help us congratulate Gary and Marcus, our Sales Reps of the Month!