Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, Tenn.): David Mendes has joined the Universal team as the new OEM regional sales manager for the Northeast region of the United States. Mendes joins Universal with over 14 years of electrical industry experience including distribution and lighting services. Since graduating from Long Island University in 2007 with a degree in business management and marketing, he has worked on several national accounts, selling lighting products and services in various industries including petroleum, retail and facility management. 

Previously, Mendes worked as a senior sales representative, where he was honored with six different sales awards including 2013 sales representative of the year.  Additionally, he has garnered experience developing investment-grade turnkey solutions for clients to encompass interior, exterior, new fixture, retrofit and lighting controls. Mendes also worked with local and national utilities to maximize return on investment for clients.