A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc.

, a leading manufacturer of parabolic louvers and components for the OEM fixture manufacturers and lighting aftermarket, announces that Mario Gallo, LC, has joined the company as director of product engineering. With over 35 years of experience, Gallo is one of the industry's most qualified engineering managers with previous positions held at Targetti-Tivoli, Simkar, Hubbell, Lithonia, Capri, and Globe Illumination.

Gallo will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing the design and development of new products, as well as modifications to existing ones. He will also ensure the availability of engineering services, documentation, and systems to support A.L.P. marketing, sales, and manufacturing departments, and, ultimately, A.L.P.'s customers.

"Our ability to deliver timely innovation and engineering support to both our OEM manufacturing clients and the lighting aftermarket is key to A.L.P.'s growth strategy," said Dallas Buchanan, VP of sales and marketing. "Mr. Gallo was selected from a pool of very qualified candidates based on his strong management skills and extensive industry experience--two vital components in the A.L.P. initiative to increase the service level of our growing product development and engineering resources located around the globe."