GreenLight Names Russell J. Hughes President
Indianapolis, IN (July 14, 2011) – Today, GreenLight LLC announced that Russell J. Hughes has been promoted to President of GreenLight LLC. Previously, Mr. Hughes served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GreenLight. Mr. Hughes joined GreenLight in 2003 after graduating from the Butler University College of Business. He succeeds Kevin A. Davey, who founded GreenLight and who will dedicate his attention going forward to developing GreenLight’s promotional product business and strategic licensing relationships.
“Over the past eight years, Russell progressed rapidly through the sales and marketing side of our company and developed the leadership skills necessary to assure the continued growth of GreenLight. Most recently, he successfully assumed management of our supply chain while maintaining his sales and marketing responsibilities. We are confident Russell is the right person to build on what GreenLight has achieved to date and take the company to the next level,” said Mr. Davey.
Upon becoming President, Mr. Hughes commented, “I am honored by the opportunity to advance the founding vision and ideals of GreenLight. My colleagues and I truly enjoy making great collectible and automotive-related products for our customers and are tremendously excited by the challenges ahead of us – both in our core markets and in new product markets. Our unique approach to product development, differentiation and branding has created a wide following in the United States and international markets, and we intend to do everything we can to make sure our customers and partners continue to choose GreenLight.”
Eric Seal, GreenLight’s Chief Financial Officer, noted that the team of Mr. Davey and Mr. Hughes is unique in the industry. “Together, Russell and Kevin make a great combination – a real asset for a company our size. GreenLight is a true industry leader because of them. We all expect the next few years to be incredibly exciting.”
While no immediate changes in GreenLight’s business or personnel are expected to follow today’s announcement, the company is growing rapidly and welcomes inquiries from potential licensors, suppliers or employees interested in working together.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, GreenLight is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed authentic die-cast replica vehicles, model kits and aftermarket automotive accessories.
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