Progress Lighting promotes Todd Roy to National Sales Director, hires Key Account Marketing Manager


GREENVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2014 – Progress Lighting recently promoted Todd Roy from Director of Builder Sales and Marketing to National Sales Director. Additionally, the residential lighting manufacturer has expanded its marketing team with the hire of Jennifer Kis as Key Account Marketing Manager.

Prior to directing marketing and sales initiatives for Progress Lighting’s builder segments, Roy served in the National Accounts Department, after beginning his career as an Account Manager in 1999. During his tenure, Roy has greatly expanded the breadth of the company’s North American business, while developing strong relationships with national builder partners and distributors.
Roy will assume the responsibilities of Bob Sale, who retired in mid-July after more than 20 years of distinguished service at the company.
Kis joins Progress Lighting with nearly 20 years of public relations, international marketing, agency and client relations experience. In her role, Kis will be responsible for leading marketing efforts to further accelerate growth on the rapidly expanding Ferguson and partnerships.
Her recent work history includes developing and executing integrated marketing plans for a diverse client base at Jackson Marketing Group. She has also worked abroad in Munich, Germany for Pepper GmbH, an international marketing agency. Prior to her work in Germany, she held communication positions at Greenville-based companies Erwin Penland and Michelin North America.
About Progress Lighting
Progress Lighting is committed to manufacturing award-winning energy efficient products while educating individuals on new options available in solid-state lighting. The manufacturer also responds to the ever-changing needs of the lighting industry with extensive research and development programs that ensure high standards of quality and innovation for the home. 
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Progress Lighting has distribution centers located throughout the country that support one of the largest networks of electrical distributors and showrooms in the United States. Visit for more information.

Todd Roy of Progress Lighting Elected to Board of Trustees of NAHB Leading Supplier Council

Todd Roy, Director of Builder Sales and Marketing at Progress Lighting, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the NAHB Leading Supplier Council for 2014.

The Leading Suppliers Council is a group of the leading building manufacturers and suppliers nationally. They support the International Builders Show as well as The New American Home. Progress Lighting is a member of the Leading Suppliers Council.

Todd entered the lighting industry in 1994 as an independent agent, representing multiple residential and commercial Brands. In 1999, Todd joined Progress Lighting as an Account Manager in Palm Beach, FL, covering the Florida East Coast region. In 2001 and 2002, he was awarded Salesman of the Year for the development, growth, and retainment of the retail, commercial and residential channels. Todd has held several challenging positions with increasing levels of responsibility during his tenure at Progress: Regional National Accounts Manager in 2003, National Builder Marketing Manager in 2006, and has been the Director of Builder Sales and Marketing since 2010.

Todd is active with the NAHB. He has held board positions with the home builders associations and served in multiple capacities with industry Partnerships, Alliances and Memberships. His responsibilities include: The management, retainment and growth of all Residential, Multi-family and Commercial National Accounts, Buying Groups, Strategic Alliances, National Contracts, National and Regional trade shows, Incentive Management, Marketing initiatives, P&L for strategic partners, SIOP, Product placement, national assortments and pricing. Todd resides in Simpsonville, SC after relocating there with his wife and three boys in 2006.