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Chelsea Lighting Welcomes Sean Lafferty as Chief Executive Officer

By June 11, 2024No Comments

Industry veteran will drive innovation and national growth at leading lighting technology solutions provider

NEW YORK – Chelsea Lighting,  (“Chelsea”), a value-add lighting and lighting technology distributor with deep project management expertise, today announced Sean Lafferty as Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned industry veteran with three decades of global experience, Lafferty will lead New York City-based Chelsea with a focus on driving expansion in new and existing verticals and further establishing the company as the leading lighting technology solutions provider.

“I’m thrilled to join Chelsea, a company with unparalleled talent, a culture of success and superior services,” said Sean Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Lighting. “I look forward to leveraging my decades of experience to spur a new level of growth at Chelsea and bring about positive change for our team, our clients, and our partners. I’ve been a New Yorker for nearly 25 years, so I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to lead a company embedded in the city I call home.”

Throughout his career, Lafferty has built a strong track record of delivering profitable and sustainable growth by driving team performance and executing innovative sales strategies. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Steinel America where he reported to the Board of Directors in Germany and drove 100% growth in lighting controls revenue in just one year. Lafferty has also held roles at LG Electronics, IBM and Ernst & Young.

“We continue to build an incredibly strong team at Chelsea to deliver unique lighting technology solutions for our clients, and I am confident Sean is the right person to build on this progress and lead the company in this exciting new chapter,”  said Suzanne Yoon, Executive Chairwoman of Chelsea Lighting and Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners. “With Sean’s expertise and innovative strategies for growth, Chelsea is well-positioned to expand its role as a national leader in the industry. I look forward to working with Sean in the years to come.”

Lafferty will lead an experienced team at Chelsea supported by industry veteran and Chief Operating Officer Bob Bazan.  Chelsea is known for its overall workplace environment and employee management, and was named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the Best Places to Work in both 2022 and 2023.  The company continues to accelerate its growth nationally with the support of Chicago-based private equity firm Kinzie Capital Partners.

About Chelsea Lighting

Chelsea Lighting is a value-add lighting technology and project management specialist that provides full-service procurement to fit its customer needs, offering specialized consulting services related to lighting procurement, lighting controls and Power over Ethernet lighting. The company’s Connected Lighting & Lighting Controls Solution provides a coordinated and enhanced customer experience from Design & Pre-Construction through the Construction & Closeout phases that reduces costs, saves time, and meets the construction schedule. For more information visit

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