Capitol Light - Your National Lighting Source



Capitol Light is a service business, therefore our people are our greatest asset. Everyone on the team plays a vital role in our success, whether they are in management, design, sales, purchasing, accounting, or the warehouse. Below are just a few of the people who are contributing to making Capitol Light one of the leading lighting distributors in the nation.



David Mullane joined Capitol Light in 1984 and developed the national account business with an emphasis on specialty retailers. He expanded Capitol Light’s services over the years to include not only Lighting Design and New Construction Supply, but also Lamp Replacement which began in 1993 followed by the Capitol Light Maintenance Division in 1998. He has broadened Capitol Light’s target market to include auto dealerships, casinos, cinemas, financial institutions, hotels, and restaurants, day-care, healthcare and educational facilities. He promotes the use of ‘Green’ lighting technologies as outlined in our Sustainability Charter. He has built a loyal team of experienced, lighting professionals as well as a loyal customer base that he is happy to call family.

Vice President

Kim Jennings began her Capitol Light career in 1988 and worked her way up the ladder, now managing the New Construction Department as well as Lamp Replacement, the Projects Department and the Capitol Light Maintenance Division.

Director of Marketing

Heather (Dos Santos) Barninger began her Capitol Light career in 1992 initially in Marketing for Contractor Sales but then moved to National Accounts working in Quotations, and Account Management for New Construction, Lamp Replacement, and Maintenance. She is now dedicated solely to Marketing and handles the planning and coordination of marketing campaigns, managing budgets, events and trade shows, creation of materials for client presentations and advertisements, and provides overall sales support.

Vice President of Sourcing & Distribution

Chris Klimkosky joined Capitol Light in 1996. A top account manager for many years, he handled a host of key clients. He provided not only lighting fixtures but also switchgear, lighting controls, HVAC parts and even ceiling grid and tile, so it was a logical choice for him to move to purchasing in 2005. In 2011 he was promoted to overseeing National Account warehouse operations as well. He understands the unique challenges that multi-location customers face as well as his internal customers’ needs.

Director of Design & Quotations

Matt Kelley has been with Capitol since 2007 but has 20 years in the industry. Matt has worked in the Design & Quotations Department and as Director of Sales but his love for Design brought him back to Lighting Design & Quotations and he now oversees that department. His skill set provides him with a unique perspective when it comes to assessing an existing lighting plan or providing advice on prospective lighting layouts. He is based out of the Metro Atlanta area.

Director of Sales - West

Joe Sacquitne joined Capitol Light in 2007 but has over 37 years in the industry. Joe is able to quickly assess a lighting plan and advise as to where improvements may be made, not just with regard to lighting but also with electrical controls. He is based out of Redmond, WA.

Director of Sales

Trevor Mullane began in 2006 in New Construction account management but shifted roles to include utility rebate administration. He has successfully captured millions of dollars in utility rebates for our valued clients! In 2013 he transitioned into an outside sales role. Trevor is based out of Hartford, CT.

Vice President - Sales

Tim Kossbiel joined Capitol Light in 2005. Tim started as an account manager to several key accounts and segued into sales after growing his considerable knowledge of lighting, both in fixtures and lamps, as well as day-to-day installation issues. He is based out of Hartford, CT.

Business Development Manager

Paula Proteau started with Capitol Light in 1994 handling key accounts. She currently manages a team of account managers and focuses on setting up pricing and systems, value engineering, and design assistance for retail customers. She has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years, originally working for a manufacturer handling national retail accounts.



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