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The moving on of an Icon

It is with deeply mixed emotions that we tell you Mike O’Ryan has announced his retirement. Mike came to King Lighting from Graybar Electric in 1982. He and Gary Harmeling eventually purchased the company from the founders youngest son, Dave, in 1992. Mike has been at the helm ever since. He has led us through our transition to Cooper Lighting, our growth from 7 employees to 20+, our expansion into the Toledo market, and thusly our subsequent move to Acuity Brands. He nurtured and grew our business with The Kroger Company, for many years. He has overseen the day-to-day operations of our business, the multiple relocations of our offices, and the multitude of personnel additions. While all of this has been critical to the success of King Lighting, it pales in comparison to the impact he’s had on us as individuals.  He’s mentored us, consoled us, and most importantly, befriended us. The longevity of our employees is directly attributable to his leadership. While we have no misconceptions that we can replace him, we take great pride in the fact that he’s leaving a living legacy that will continue what was started when he joined our family.
Mike and Kris will be splitting their time between Florida and their home in Kentucky. They’ll be spending a lot of it spoiling their grandchildren and traveling.

His last official day will be January 29th. We’d encourage you to reach out to Mike in the next few weeks and congratulate him on a well-earned retirement. We will be having a celebration of his career on January 30th. Details to follow soon.


Welcome Megan Blaney!!

We’d like to announce the newest member to the King Lighting family. Megan Blaney will be joining our team effective January 18th. Megan’s primary responsibility will be calling on the architectural and design community. She comes to us with an interior design degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She is a board member with the IIDA and has an extensive background in retail and architectural design. Megan will be based in our Florence office and can reached at (859) 261-5511. Her email is : megan.blaney@king-lighting .com. Please join us in welcoming Megan.

Effective Wednesday, January 6, King Lighting, Inc. is proud to announce the representation of Juno Lighting Group! Juno is now part of Acuity Brands Lighting core indoor lighting products! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!




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King Lighting, Inc., a lighting manufacturers representative agency has been of service to the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio Region.

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