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Vincent Lighting Systems Announces Reorganization to Focus on Markets

PLSN Staff • News • February 10, 2020

CLEVELAND – For over forty years, Vincent Lighting Systems has expanded its operations and achieved significant growth, building on the strength of a great team and outstanding customers. As the growth continues, the company announced a reorganization to its structure and leadership team, to better serve their unique and diverse clients.

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For the past two years, VLS leadership has been structured around individual offices in Cleveland, Northern Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and North Carolina. To improve the focus on market and operational areas, several key individuals at Vincent Lighting Systems have been identified to hold new roles within the leadership team.

Tom Siko – President

Tom has been with Vincent Lighting since early 2018 and previously served as General Manager. Based in Cleveland, Tom will lead the business and oversee all functional areas. Prior to Vincent Lighting Tom served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing with ILC in Chicago as well as Vice President of Sales with Lex Products Corporation.

Adam Hayward – Director of Sales & Professional Services

Adam’s leadership and success to drive growth particularly for our systems integration division has been remarkable.  With a “problem solving” mindset, he was recently promoted to General Manager of the Kentucky office and now takes on a bigger role. Attending the University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music, Adam has been a valuable employee of Vincent Lighting for 12 years. In his new role, Adam will oversee all sales efforts for Systems Integration and Product Sales as well as Professional Services including Project Management and Field Service.

Herman Sayre – Director of Rigging

In 2018, Herman Sayre, a “rigging industry veteran” joined Vincent, establishing their rigging installation division. Over the past two years, that business has grown significantly with several successful projects in the East and Midwest, which now positions VLS to complete rigging projects around the country.  To ensure continued growth and outstanding service in rigging, Herman will be responsible for all aspects of the rigging business, including national specifications sales, inspections, installation and rigging estimation.

JT Mauric – Director of Operations

JT is a veteran of Vincent Lighting, who started in the Ohio rental department in 2007. JT’s responsibilities over the years have included assistant shop manager and shop manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for all rental shop operations, asset management as well as facilities and information systems. JT is based in the Solon, Ohio office.

Laura Andreano – Controller

Laura has been an employee at Vincent Lighting for the past nineteen years, where she has been meticulously responsible for accounts payable. In her new role, Laura will lead the company’s finance and accounting team. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University. She is based in the Solon, Ohio office.

Bill Groener

For the past year, Bill has served as President of Vincent Lighting Systems and facilitated the transition from ownership by Paul Vincent (VLS Founder) to Canterbury Capital LLC. Prior to his time at VLS, Bill held executive management positions with several companies including 4Wall Entertainment, ACT Lighting, Tim Hunter Design, PRG, Color Kinetics, and Strand Lighting. He will now assume a new role within Canterbury Capital LLC, to identify and pursue new entertainment industry acquisitions and successfully integrate them into the Canterbury portfolio.

About Vincent Lighting Systems

VLS, a subsidiary of Canterbury Capital, LLC, provides reliable entertainment and architectural lighting and rigging, backed with a commitment to on-time delivery, equipment operation guarantee, and after-hours project, rental, and production support. Every customer can count on a dedicated team of certified and degreed lighting professionals, all fully focused on delivering the utmost professional experience.

Since 1978, the VLS professionals have met customers’ needs with equipment and products from over 100 industry manufacturers. VLS has managed 10,000+ projects and productions, including specialty architecture, bridges, theatres, schools, houses of worship, weddings, and corporate events. Production Services, Rental House, Repair & Training, Rigging & Safety Inspections, Stocking Distributor, Systems Integration. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit. For additional information on the VLS team and services, visit

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