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Bill Schoettler

Bill Schoettler

CEO, Lightolier Group


Bill Schoettler is the CEO of the Lightolier Group of Philips Professional Luminaires North American organization. Headquartered in Fall River, MA, Lightolier is the premier architectual interior luminaires brand in North America, with manufacturing facilities in Fall River and Wilmington, MA, Fontana, CA, Shelby, NC, and Camargo, Mexico, Lightolier manufactures over 80% of its product portfolio within its facilities in North America. Bill became President of Lightolier in 2008 with total responsibility for the $400Million Division of Philips. Since beginning his career at Genlyte/Lightolier in 1991 as VP- National Sales Manager, he has held various executive level positions in Sales and Marketing the past 19 years, including responsibility for all of Lightolier’s eight Strategic Product Business Units. Bill started his career at Siemens Energy and Automation in Atlanta where he held a progressive series of sales and sales management positions. His 13 year run includes appointments as Area Manager for Siemens in Charlotte, North Carolina, responsible for Commercial, Utility and OEM Sales, and later promoted to Regional Manager for the Southwest Region based in Dallas, Texas before joining Genlyte/Lightolier. A native of Chicago, Illinois, attended University of Illinois Champaign- Urbana. Graduated with Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. Attended Georgia State University for Masters in Business Administration. Bill currently resides in East Greenwich, RI with his wife and son.
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