David Patterson is the President of Insight Lighting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
This year Insight Lighting celebrates their 25th year anniversary. The lighting business and the industry is completely different today and that is not just in the last 25 years but in particular, the last 7 years. Many lighting companies have struggled to make the transition to electronic based products and Insight was not alone in that challenge. Today, Insight Lighting are a 100% electronic based manufacturer who is proud to say “Made in America”.
Architecture in lighting has always been a differentiator for Insight. However, in the new world of LEDs the companies that seek innovation, aesthetics and performance are in the minority. Insight Lighting are proud to continue to provide architectural performance lighting products while not succumbing to the generics of the electronic world.
In 1991, Insight was a company of 10 employees. By 1994, they had 5 product families and employed 20 people. In 2010, Insight introduced its first LED products (TREO Linear); employed 130 people and produced 30 legacy product families. Few of those products as well as the employees of 2010 met the needs of an LED based manufacturer of 2016. However, Insight have been fortunate to retain capable people and employ new ones with the right knowledge and experience. Fortunately for Insight, it has never been about the people, but about the right people!
David Patterson is personally proud of what his team has accomplished and expects that as long as they retain the basic tenets of integrity, high performance, architectural aesthetics and cost consciousness there is no reason why Insight will not continue far into the future.
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