Kichler Lighting announces new director of landscape

Kichler Lighting LLC named Scott Pesta to the newly created role of director of landscape. Pesta, who joined Kichler in 2007, has served as senior product manager – landscape lighting since 2017.

In his new role as director of landscape, Pesta will oversee Kichler’s landscape product line that’s sold across multiple channels. He will lead product management, channel marketing, advanced product solutions, and sales for professional landscape products and will be instrumental in building and maintaining strong relationships with Kichler’s distributors and contractors. Pesta will report to Kichler Vice President of Sales Mark Lape.

“This position is necessary and key to supporting channel initiatives and goals, as well as building on the successes of the past two years. The director of landscape is a unique position within Kichler as it will have responsibility for sales, channel and product marketing,” said Lape.

Pesta’s career at Kichler spans product and sales analysis and product management. He started his focus on landscape lighting in 2009 as a product analyst. Prior to joining Kichler, he held sales and marketing roles at Labelmatch in Hudson, Ohio, and the University of Toledo Athletic Department.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo. He is a member of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) and is certified as a New Product Development Professional (NPDP).