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MaxLite Hires Talented College Grads, Investing in Future and Creating Jobs


West Caldwell, New Jersey---Based on the growth of the LED market and MaxLite’s success in integrating this technology into its energy saving MaxLED® line of award-winning LED lamps and lighting fixtures, the company hired five recent college graduates. While MaxLite has recruited the industry’s top management and sales professionals during the past two years, it has also been investing in young executive talent with outstanding potential, as well.
“We are pleased to announce the hiring of five new college graduates with diverse backgrounds from schools throughout the east coast, including Amherst College, Princeton University, NJIT and Rutgers,” explained Thomas Rhee, MaxLite’s Senior Vice President of Product Sales and Marketing. “The recent graduates will oversee many exciting projects for MaxLite, ranging from corporate strategy, product marketing and development, operations and legal business, to special project sales and exports.”
The new analysts include Amherst College graduates Sophie Galleher who specialized in International Law and Intellectual Properties, and Ben Scheetz who studied Physics; and Aaron Cevallos, a Princeton graduate who majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with an Environmental Science Certificate. The three new analysts are responsible for a broad range of duties, and will communicate with various departments companywide. They will work on a variety of projects including: conducting market research; researching utility rebate program opportunities; implementing consumer studies; developing new product concepts; identifying business growth segments; and creating corporate presentations and online programs.
Joining MaxLite as part of its intern program, Peter Harb and Tony Issa secured full time positions upon graduation from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University respectively. Mr. Harb now serves as a Quality Assurance Engineer, working with the engineering team to develop and test new products based on customer need and feedback. Mr. Issa is involved with special projects as well as exports, utilizing his ability to speak multiple languages.
“Over the next five to 10 years, LEDs will grow to represent more than 70 percent of lighting sales,” continued Mr. Rhee. “Within this context, MaxLite is anticipating strong growth and we are hoping that these top-tier college graduates will guide the company through the evolving lighting marketplace.”
MaxLite is currently creating new job opportunities and recruiting college students and recent graduates for other positions.
For a high-resolution photo of the five recent college graduates, visit Pictured from left to right are Ben Scheetz, Aaron Cevallos, Tony Issa, Peter Harb and Sophie Galleher.
About MaxLite (
Inheriting global manufacturing and marketing expertise that dates back to 1955, MaxLite was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. Committed to energy efficiency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2009, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, ranging from the award-winning Flat Panel collection, to the best-selling outdoor lineup, Plug-and-Play light bars and lamps.
Out of the company’s distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California and distribution and product assembly center in West Caldwell, New Jersey, MaxLite ships products within the continental United States within one to three days on standard orders. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy efficient technologies. For more information about MaxLite and its products, call 800-555-5629, fax 973-244-7333, email, or tweet us at

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