Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has appointed Tina Smith as its National Sales Manager for the traditional U.S. aftermarket. In this role, Smith will manage all aspects of the U.S. aftermarket sales program and oversee its sales team and independent sales representative organizations. She will also be responsible for increasing market share with traditional distributors and achieving revenue growth objectives.
Dave Illes, Lumileds Director of Sales & Marketing, North America Aftermarket, made the announcement and noted, “We are extremely excited to bring a talent like Tina Smith on board as our National Sales Manager. Her exceptional sales and marketing experience in the aftermarket, especially with major North American Buying Groups, will be a valuable asset to our fast-growing organization. We look forward to her contribution.”
Prior to joining Lumileds, Smith worked at NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc. from 2013 – 2018. She started as the Product Services Manager and advanced to become the Groups Manager for the North American Buying Groups. She was responsible for implementing sales and marketing activities within the major Automotive Aftermarket buying groups.
Before NGK, Smith was the Lead Engineering Technician at Gates Corporation where she provided technical leadership and direction within the management and engineering teams. Smith began her automotive career at Yazaki North America and served the company for nine years as an Application Engineer and Benchmark Technician.
Tina Smith holds an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Sinclair Community College, an Auto Mechanics Certificate from D. Russel Lee Vocational School, and is a First Year Chrysler Apprenticeship Technician (CAP) graduate. Smith was an AASA – Emerging Leader Member 2015-2016 and a member of the Women in Auto Care – Educational Committee 2014-2017.
For automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination companies who require innovative lighting solutions, Lumileds is a global leader employing more than 9,000 team members operating in over 30 countries. Lumileds partners with its customers to push the boundaries of light.
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