Generation Brands Promotes Vollmer to Feiss-Monte Carlo President

Matt Vollmer

Matt Vollmer

SKOKIE, Ill.–Generation Brands, the parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted 14-year company veteran Matt Vollmer to president of Feiss-Monte Carlo, in addition to his current position as president of Sea Gull Lighting and Ambiance Lighting System brands. He replaces Maria Scutaro, who left the company this past fall.

“As we continue to strengthen our entire product portfolio of decorative and specifier-grade lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, appointing Matt as president of this brand group makes great sense,” said Joe Higgins, CEO, Generation Brands.

Vollmer became president of Sea Gull Lighting in October 2012. Before that he was vice president of sales for Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting.

“Generation Brands is in a unique position because our integrated team can leverage our extensive brand portfolio across all of our distribution channels—to share best practices and offer the best in innovation, technology and service to our customers,” said Higgins.

In addition to Vollmer’s promotion, Generation Brands has also named Greg Vandia vice president of sales for Sea Gull Lighting, targeting the showroom and specifier channels. This is in addition to Vandia’s position as vice president of sales for Feiss-Monte Carlo, which he became last month after consulting with the company since last fall. He has 21 years of experience with Feiss, including serving as president.

Stacey Rosenstein, who’s been with Sea Gull Lighting for more than 13 years and is vice president of builder sales, now has expanded responsibilities as vice president of builder sales for Feiss-Monte Carlo as well. Bruce Hawkins, who has been with Sea Gull Lighting and Generation Brands for 25 years in various positions, has also now become the vice president of business development for both Feiss-Monte Carlo and Sea Gull Lighting.