Ted Konnerth

Ted
Konnerth
President / CEO
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Ted Konnerth is president/CEO of Egret Consulting Group, Mundelein, Ill., a retained search firm with specialties in the electrical market, consulting services (architectural and engineering), and mergers and acquisitions consulting. Prior to founding Egret Consulting in 1999, Konnerth was Cooper Lighting’s vice president of sales. Contact info: (847) 307-7125; or e-mail: tk@egretconsulting.com; website: www.egretconsulting.com.

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Speaking Out: Ted Konnerth on Redefining Lighting

I recently attended the Strategies in Light event in Santa Clara, Calif., the largest conference on high-brightness LED. It's largely a technical conference with dozens of PhD’s presenting research and updates on all things LED: epitaxy, thermal efficiency, color, substrate composition, etc. The subject matter of these presentations was well beyond the day-to-day conversations of “electrical” guys like me or most of our clients.

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