Executive Staff
Randy Kirsch
Principal
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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.
Steve Castellani
Principal
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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.
Michele Stergio
VP of Operations
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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.  
Dane Mohammed
VP Of Sales
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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.
Specification Representative
Nathaniel Bliss
Specification Representative
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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.
Kacie Stigliano
Specification Representative
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Kacie Stigliano has been with SLS for 4 years as an outside sales lighting representative. 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 design recommendations, budget studies, custom lighting applications, project management and site visits. Prior to joining SLS, Kacie worked as a Lighting Designer for SBLD Studio for 3 years, and has done freelance design work for L’Observatoire International and iCrave. Kacie is active within the lighting industry as a DLFNY member, and Secretary on the Board of Managers for IESNYC, Co-Chair of the IESNYC Membership Committee and Coordinator for EmergIES NYC. She was honored in 2014 as the recipient for IESNYC Emerging Professional of the Year Award, and featured in LD+A. In 2011 Kacie passed the NCQLP exam, gaining her LC, in 2010 she graduated from Parsons the New School for Design with a Masters in Lighting Design, and in 2008 she graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science for Interior Design. Kacie is passionate about the architectural lighting industry and is so grateful to be working during such a revolutionary time in lighting.
Patrick Kisling
Specification Representative
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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.
Development Executive
James Daunt
Development Executive
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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.
Controls Specialist
Controls Engineer
Project Management
Receptionist
Quotations
Lakeisha Legette
Quotations Manager
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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.