History

Founded in 2000, LEDdynamics is an industry innovator delivering LED drivers, light engines, light modules and custom LED solutions for the rapidly developing digital illumination industry. With research, design and production is all based out of corporate headquarters located in Randolph, Vermont, LDI has been on the forefront of promoting LED innovation to their customers around the globe. The original designer and patent holder for the ballast compatible LED T8, LEDdynamics has a long history of inventing and producing solutions that meet demanding market demands.

As digital illumination has continued to evolve, LEDdynamics has strove to develop new solutions that help customers to compete in their respective markets.  LDI’s commitment and passion has led to new products for the horticulture and human centric markets.  Today, LEDdynamics continues to play on the forefront of the digital illumination market and regularly help customers solve the growing complexity of their illumination needs.  The company remains focused on developing standard products and custom solutions for the OEM and fixture manufacturers in the ever-dynamic LED marketplace.

Leadership

Neil Cannon - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Neil Cannon has over twenty-seven years of experience in growth companies.  He gained early business and technology acumen in semiconductors and communications with Siemens Fiber Optics; subsequently part of the spin-off of Infineon Technologies.

His career includes management positions and lead roles in equity financing with startup companies in the fields of LED lighting, IoT and fiber optics industries.  He was an early investor and a board member at Albeo Technologies, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President of Business Development through the acquisition of Albeo by GE lighting.

Prior to Albeo, Mr. Cannon held the position of Vice President of Advanced Development at Picolight Incorporated which was acquired by JDSU.  He has been awarded four (4) US patents in lighting and electro-optic devices, and holds both a BA and MS in Engineering from Dartmouth College.

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William McGrath - President & Chief Technical Officer

William McGrath oversees LEDdynamics’ and Prolume’s efforts in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative and efficient LED products. With over forty years of experience in the electronics and computer technology industry, Bill has spent the last seventeen years pioneering countless LED solutions and holds several LED related patents.

In addition to his time with the company, his technological expertise has led to numerous engineering and manufacturing consultation engagements with numerous companies including ABC, Verizon, Adelphia/Comcast, NASA, and IBM. Beyond his leadership at LEDdynamics, Bill served as an Assistant Professor at Vermont Technical College, teaching courses in microprocessors, networking, and telecommunications as well as being an avid amateur radio operator.

Spencer Newman - Chief Financial Officer

Spencer is a seasoned executive with nearly twenty years of experience in helping high tech companies develop and execute growth and financial strategies in new and emerging markets. Spencer received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, is a 2012 graduate of NEPPA’s Public Utility Management Program, and has been an advisor to two utility sponsored incubators focused on the energy industry.

Jason Orzell - Director of Engineering

Jason is a hands-on technologist with over seventeen years of experience in the lighting industry. A Mechanical Engineering concentration and a Vermont Technical College alum, Jason applies a technical acumen that helps his team of twelve engineers to regularly produce innovative and disruptive, designed for manufacture LED solutions.

Jason previously worked as a design engineer at Astronics Corporation where he innovated solutions for the avionics and aerospace market. Outside of work Jason volunteers his time to multiple community services and pursues his passion for hill climb racing.

James Larsen - Director Finance & Administration

James has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing environments ranging from architectural hardware to optical fiber. He joined the organization in 2016 and holds an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BA from Carleton College, and a CMA designation.

Daniel Yasi, Jr. - Vice President of Sales

With a sales career spanning over thirty years in high tech, Daniel has spent the last five years applying strategic selling practices and process to the dynamic LED lighting industry. Daniel’s sales career has included computer hardware, software, semiconductor and lithium battery technologies and is marked by a pattern of building successful sales teams that have resulted in consistent annual revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to joining LEDdynamics, Daniel held productive sales leadership roles at Lighting Science Group Corporation, Boston-Power and Altera Corporation. Daniel attended Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

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