As President of Capital Lighting, Ann uses her extensive knowledge about lighting design to enhance the customer experience. Her background includes a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University along with being certified by the ALA as a Lighting Specialist. Ann is currently a member on Feiss, Kichler and Quoizel product councils and oversees the single family division at Capital Lighting. Ann’s passions include traveling and playing tennis.
Thomas Patton -- Controller
As the Controller at Capital Lighting, Tom uses his 29+ years of experience in accounting, finance and administration to lead our Finance, IT and Administration departments. His background includes Accounting leadership positions with companies in various industries focusing on financial analysis, auditing and reporting. In addition, Tom is a licensed CPA with the State of Ohio. He earned his A.A.B in Accounting Technology from Columbus Technical Institute. Tom and his wife Pam are life long residents of Central Ohio. Tom enjoys playing volleyball in the Cypress Church Volleyball Leagues, and is an avid golfer.
Nicole Fair -- Manager of Brand and Corporate Initiatives
As Manager of Brand and Corporate Initiatives, Nicole manages the marketing and brand relations of Capital Lighting. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Franklin University, an AS in Graphic and Digital Design and an AS in Drafting and Design Technology. Nicole is currently managing the implementation of Capital Lighting’s first e-commerce platform. Prior to joining Capital Lighting, she led a project management division to achieve multiple credentials. She is also a professional organizer that strives to teach organization and time management skills. You will find her attending her children’s sporting events on the weekends.
Bob Beattie -- Business Solutions Manager
As a Business Solutions Manager, Bob uses his extensive history in the lighting industry to strengthen our company relationships. His background includes being President of a lighting company that supplied lighting to restaurants and developing a Commercial Lighting division. Some of his major projects include Wendy’s, Donato’s and Bridge Park. Bob served in the U.S. Navy and enjoys skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer.
Kevin Velpel -- Business Solutions Manager
As a Business Solutions Manager, Kevin utilizes his vast experience and knowledge to help promote Capital Lighting’s services and offerings in new markets. Prior to joining the Capital Lighting team, Kevin’s experience includes 11 years of being a business owner. This experience has given Kevin the unique ability to truly understand the needs of his customers, and focus on developing business with a “customer centric” approach. He is a published writer, and has recently become an ALA Certified Lighting Associate (LA). Kevin’s passions include spending time with his family, being involved in his kids’ activities and traveling. He also is an adventurous enthusiast, as he has been skydiving, cliff diving, race car driving, white water rafting, zip lining and has ridden over 200 roller coasters.