Kevin L Willmorth Resume

Kevin L. Willmorth
Lighting Industry Professional
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Product Design    Strategic Planning    Product Management    Lighting Application

An accomplished lighting designer and product developer with experience in lighting application design, product design, product development, solid-state technology integration, product management, strategic planning, marketing, and customer / sales force training.

Core Competencies

Product Design and Engineering

Product Line Management

SSL Technology Integration

Budgeting & Forecasting

Opportunity Identification

Product Marketing

Education & Training

Lighting Design

Technical Writing

Professional Experience

Lumenique, LLC, Germantown, Wisconsin   2006 Present
Consultant to lighting and electronics manufacturers in development of solid-state and sustainable lighting products and approach strategies, building owners and architectural lighting designers in solid-state application, and product manufacturers for integration of solid-state technologies into existing and new products from concept to final product deployment.

  Consultant to SSL product manufacturers in development of product concepts and marketing strategy.

  Consultant to numerous luminaire manufacturers in development of SSL product line and market approach including new and retrofit approaches to LED integration.

  Provide product design ideation, concept rendering and complete design engineering using 3D CAD (SolidWorks 2012/2014 and Rhino 4.0 and 5.0) including assembly and part drawing through part quotation and manufacturing process instruction.

  Create study models, prototypes, proofs of concept, working models, and certification samples for presentation and testing using 3D Printing, CNC Machining, manual mill and lathe turning, sheet-metal fabrication, plastic forming and casting, blacksmithing, welding (MiG, TiG, Gas), hand working, urethane casting,  glass forming, powder coating, and wet paint application as necessary to produce the desired end result. Equipment owned, maintained and operated in-house.

  Complete design process testing of thermal, electrical, and optical performance of products in process to verify concept and design progress using photometric, spectrophotometric, integrating sphere, goniometric, and electronic test equipment.

  Provide assistance in product certification process (cUL/ETL/MET) and final photometric testing.

  Provide procurement and sourcing assistance for product component and tooling, including vendor qualification in support of products engineered, including vacuum form, stamp form, sand/investment/die cast, injection molding, and spinning.

  Provide and assist in development of marketing collateral including technical content and graphic design.

  Writer of technical documents, specification sheets and white papers.

  Provided lighting system design in application of sustainable lighting technology and application approach.

  Provide industry expertise to electronic manufacturers for development of products for the lighting market

  Provide product testing support for development of product presentations and comparisons.

  Design and assist in the production of trade show displays and presentations.

  Regular presenter at national conferences on Lighting Design and SSL integration topics.

  Provide lighting market, lighting technology, and solid-state lighting technology training to individuals, sales teams, and organizations entering lighting for the first time.

Tasca, Germantown, Wisconsin  2010 Present

Design, develop, engineer and manufacture hard service bench and machine mount LED work light producing a uniform light pattern with no multiple shadow effects over a broad area for machine shop, assembly bench, and inspection stations. Also in use in portable workshops, naval vessel, and office work environments. All components produced using Lumenique prototype lab and product development facilities.

Construction Business Media
, Palatine, IL    2005 Present
Editor, Contributing Writer
Concept consultant and Editor of Architectural SSL magazine, contributing writer to Architectural Products, Illuminate and NZB magazines. Serve as in-house lighting industry expert to publisher and editorial staff.

Renaissance Lighting, Herndon, Virginia  2006 2007
Vice President and Director of Product Management
Led product team in product strategic planning for all new products and proprietary control systems. Provided company-wide lighting industry education and market training of sales staff. Developed trade show display design and strategy and implementation for 2007 and 2008 trade shows

Visa Lighting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   1993-1997 and 2002-2006
Vice President Design and Marketing
Directed all aspects of strategic marketing, product management, and product design for architectural Indoor lighting manufacturer. Provided product ideation and concepts for approval, and preliminary product engineering. Introduced over 100 new products and three utility patents. Created company solid-state lighting technology development team.  Served as in-house lighting and interior designer for all Oldenburg Group facilities.

Kim Lighting, City of Industry, California  1997-2002
Director of Marketing
Directed all aspects of Marketing and Product Line Management for $70M Architectural Outdoor Lighting Manufacturer. Developed 12 new product families, including market leading in-grade line. Designed, planned and administered company trade show presence. Managed the company product line and product development efforts. 

Additional Employment Experience

Director of Design  Winona Lighting, Winona, MN, 1989-1993

Lighting Design Consultant Las Vegas, NV, 1985-1989
VP Design Lighting  Atlandia Design, Las Vegas, NV, 1985-1987
Electrical Systems and Lighting Design
  Willmorth Engineering, Boise, ID, 1980-1985

Education, Training and Professional Associations

Business Administration University of Phoenix

Strategic Marketing Management - Harvard Business School Executive Education (May 1997)

Member Illuminating Engineering Society (MIES), International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)