Executive Team
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Randy Kirsch
Principal
Randy Kirsch started his lighting career over 30 years ago as the manufacturer’s regional at Winona Lighting. Mr. Kirsch works in close collaboration with architects, interior designers and owners to implement integrated lighting systems that strengthen a project’s vision. Starting SLS almost a decade ago, Mr. Kirsch has now cemented his vision through the high end manufacturers that lead the industry in quality and product development. One of the major components of this success has been focusing his attention to the high end commercial and retail applications. Some projects over the last 30 years that Mr. Kirsch has been involved in are Conde Nast, Morgan Stanley, Devon Energy, Bank of America and Y&R.
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Steve Castellani
Principal
Steve Castellani started his first job in lighting as a sales representative for a theatrical lighting manufacturer. Shortly after, he started Castellani & Company, a lighting manufacturer’s rep agency out of the basement of his home in the Lehigh Valley of PA. Mr. Castellani would commute 200 miles daily to Manhattan in order to establish a foothold here. In 2007, Castellani & Company became Specification Lighting Sales and by 2009, were firmly rooted in Manhattan.
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Michele Stergio
VP of Operations
Michele Stergio was recruited by Specification Lighting Sales in 2009. She has been successful in cultivating a productive and successful business operation that continues to evolve. Michele thrives on adopting a course of action, modifying strategies and evaluating results.  She exhibits proficiency through her knowledge, experience and attention to detail.  Michele oversees the day to day operation that advocates business growth and maximum profit.  
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Dane Mohammed
Vice President
Dane Mohammed was brought into SLS as a Quotations Manager and has since been promoted to Vice President of Sales. Starting back in 1998 as a Sales Associate for Grant Electrical, Dane was able to familiarize himself with the lighting industry through the contractor's perspective. After a few years of sales, Dane was able to gain invaluable experience with Continental Lighting through Distribution Sales, and continued to build relationships from the purchasing side of the industry. With over 19 years of experience in lighting, Dane has been an asset to SLS and their growing business development plan.
Sales Team
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Kacie Stigliano
Director of Sales
Ka Kacie joined SLS in 2013 as an Outside Sales Lighting Representative and was promoted to Director of Sales in 2019. She is a resource for New York Lighting Designers, Architects, and Engineers on the capabilities and technical information for manufacturers SLS represents. She assists on all phases of architectural lighting projects, including lighting recommendations, technical questions, budget studies, custom lighting applications, project management and site visits.
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Nathaniel Bliss
Specification Representative
Nathaniel Bliss is a third generation lighting professional who has been in the industry for over a decade.  Nathaniel joined the SLS Team back in 2009 and works predominantly with Lighting Consultants, Architects and Interior Designers within the New York City Metro area. With a degree in communications from Pratt Institute, Nathaniel began his lighting journey by working for Bliss Fasman as a lighting designer for over 3 years and focusing on commercial, institutional, residential and hospitality projects. He is an active member of the art and design communities and is a frequent attendee of both the Designers Lighting Forum and Illuminating Engineering Society Industry events.
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Patrick Kisling
Specification Representative
Patrick has been successful in developing the business beyond architectural lighting sales since he joined SLS in 2014.  Primarily focusing on architectural and electrical engineering accounts, he is entrusted to establish and cultivate new opportunities and build SLS’ revenue stream by identifying and servicing underdeveloped accounts and markets. He graduated with high honors from Rutgers University.
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James Daunt
Development Executive
James Daunt grew up on the east end of Long Island and attended Hunter College, majoring in political science. Shortly after graduating James joined the US Army, where he served until he was honorably discharged after sustaining an injury in training. Upon his return to New York he received his real estate license and worked in residential sales for Bond Realty. He later worked at Home Advisor, coordinating projects with contractors and business owners. Since joining the team at SLS, James has specialized in introducing the development and architectural community to our line of premier lighting manufacturers.
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Evan Lepore
Specification Represntative
Evan Lepore has worked in the Lighting Industry for over a decade. Trained as an Architect, he worked in several Architecture Firms before discovering Lighting Design at HDLC. As a Lighting Designer in NYC and Washington DC, he has critical experience in all facets of exterior and interior projects. Evan joined SLS as a Project Manager in 2017 and transitioned to the Sales Team in 2019. Currently he focuses on servicing the Specifier Community; possessing an intimate knowledge of lighting design, balanced with a unique understanding of pricing and procurement. In 2017, he completed the LC Exam and continues to do freelance design around the country while advocating for IES and the Lighting Community.
Patrick Giblin
Specification Representative
Patrick Giblin began his career in the entertainment side of the lighting industry, working in audiovisual and stage lighting for various events. After being the house lighting technician at Chelsea piers, he found an interest to explore the world of architectural lighting. This lead him to accepting a position with Schwinghammer Lighting as their field specialist. This opportunity not only provided him with extensive knowledge of the industry through collaboration with the owner, but allowed him to travel domestically and internationally, collaborating with top clients, such as Ralph Lauren, Thierry Despont, and Related Companies. Patrick joined SLS in 2019. He is passionate about constant self-development and strives to be a valuable resource for lighting designers, architects, and interior designers.
Project Management
Quotes Team
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Lakeisha Legette
Quotations Manager
Lakeisha Legette currently represents SLS as their Quotations Manager. Lakeisha started in the Lighting Industry working as a Receptionist for Cooper Lighting Neoray/Atlite back in 2001. A few months after her start at Cooper she was offered, and accepted a position as a Project Manager/Quotations Specialist for various companies such as Baldinger Ltg, and Continental Lighting Corp. She has found a home with SLS as their Quotations Manager.
Controls Team
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Patrick Kisling
Director of Controls
Patrick has been successful in developing the business beyond architectural lighting sales since he joined SLS in 2014.  Primarily focusing on architectural and electrical engineering accounts, he is entrusted to establish and cultivate new opportunities and build SLS’ revenue stream by identifying and servicing underdeveloped accounts and markets. He graduated with high honors from Rutgers University.