Meet the Team

Todd Hacker

Todd Hacker

President

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Todd joined CBMC in 2010 after a successful career in sales, finance and operations in several industries. Most recently Todd was SVP Finance Operations & Treasurer of Conseco where he was responsible for numerous functions including corporate finance, insurance, purchasing, contracts, facilities, security and maintenance. Prior to Conseco, Todd was with YRC Worldwide (Yellow, Roadway & Holland Transportation) and served in several positions including Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and was responsible for procurement, real estate, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, security and equipment management. Prior to YRC Worldwide, Todd was Treasurer of Nalco Chemical and was a principal team member on company’s 2003 sale, which culminated in one of largest successful leverage buyouts in U.S. history.

Todd currently resides in the Indianapolis area with his wife and two sons. He is involved with several organizations including Financial Executives International, Central Indiana Tennis Association and Carmel Dad’s Club Coaching.

Russ Miller

Russ Miller

Sales

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Russ graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Management & Industrial Engineering. He began his career with Honeywell in the Commercial Buildings Group. During his time with Honeywell he worked with corporations, schools and hospitals to address energy management systems, lighting, HVAC and temperature controls. Following Honeywell, Russ worked for NIPSCO (Gas & Electric Utility in Northern Indiana) on energy management sales addressing energy management systems. Subsequent to NIPSCO, Russ joined LSI Industries where he served as a Regional Sales Manager for 6 years. Russ joined CBMC in 2004.

Pete Miller

Pete Miller

Sales - LC CDT

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Pete is an expert in retail lighting, national rollouts logistics and architectural interface with store planning, construction and purchasing. He has been involved with successful design, purchase and logistical delivery of over 600 on time store openings.

Pete is a Lighting Certified Professional (LC) and a Certified Document Technologist (CDT) certified by the Construction Specifications Institute.

Pete has been a sales and technical leader in the lighting industry for over 30 years. He has performed in a variety of significant sales and marketing management positions. These include Director of Marketing for Lightolier, Vice President of Sales for USI Lighting, Vice President of Sales for Finelite Lighting, Area Vice President for Indy Lighting and Area Vice President for Kurt Versen Lighting.

Rob Thomson

Rob Thomson

Sales

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Rob has extensive experience in management working as the Senior Program Director at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, a Board member of Bridges to Success, as well as a United Way Campaign Coordinator. The MBA degree he earned in 2009 broadened his management focus, business strategy operations and problem solving skills, which has been a vital portion of his success in the lighting industry. Rob’s professional experience extends far beyond management. In a number of his positions, Rob was tasked with budget forecasting, fiscal accountability and implementation of programs. His ability to lead and surpass goals has strengthened his awareness, and with that ensures his customers the ultimate in lighting design, the best pricing available and the service to back it up. Rob Thomson joined CBMC Lighting Solutions in 2012. Rob has an undergraduate degree from IUPUI and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Matt Earles

Matt Earles

Sales

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Ivano Di Zenzo

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Ivano has more than 27 years of experience combined in both the Retail Construction and Lighting industries. Performing and managing functions associated with strategic planning, procurement, project management, operations, quotations, cost savings/analysis, sales and contract negotiations.
In 1997, he joined the Lighting industry as Director of Project Management overseeing client services, procurement and facilities.  His astute business acumen and experience were applied to identify and implement policies, procedures and efficiencies still in practice today within the industry.
He has held several upper management positions throughout his career, which included most recently
Director of Technical Services, where he guided and nurtured a group of highly dedicated professionals who he instilled the understanding of the benefits of long-term client relationships through quality service and consistency.
Ivano is a graduate of Westchester Community College and lives in New York with his wife of 26 years. He enjoys hunting, the outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends.

Ed Grimaldi

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While still in school, Ed Grimaldi was doing mechanical drawings for three different light fixture manufacturers. He began manufacturing lighting equipment after college, in a family owned facility, specializing in outdoor roadway and flood lighting fixtures.
He decided to leave the manufacturing market and venture into distribution, and after a few years of working with a distributor, he decided it was time to go out on his own. Ed’s concentration was in Stage and Studio Lighting for theaters and schools. He garnered a commendation from the “Tony Awards” commission for his work in designing the lighting for two musicals, then on Broadway.
Ever since, Ed has been designing and supplying commercial and architectural lighting, bringing him to his present position as Vice President of National Accounts with CBMC Lighting Solutions.
He has attended multiple conferences and seminars with GE Lighting and Philips Lighting over the years, as well as two terms on the I.E.S. Church Lighting Committee.
Ed has been married for 45 years, has two beautiful grown daughters, and three wonderful grandchildren.

    • B.A. Iona College, 1970
    • Board of Directors of Mt. Vernon NY Boys and Girls Club, “Man of the Year” award winner
    • Board of Directors of Pelham Civics Association, over 25 years involvement
    • Town of Pelham, NY, Town Councilman
    • Town of Pelham, NY, Recreation Commissioner
    • Providence Rest, Bronx NY, “Man of the Year” award winner