Sean Lafferty is President & CEO of Steinel America, driving fast paced growth and digital transformation of lighting controls and industrial heat tools. He is an experienced Board Chair with expertise in revenue growth and strategic planning, and passionate about technology that improves sustainability and wellness. He has worked in technology for almost 30 years and has a passion for applying technology into industrial applications that drive energy savings, human wellness and resilience.
Sean has developed wireless IoT applications for Building Intelligence that are driven by sensors, analytics and artificial intelligence. He brings advanced technologies and data driven solutions to industrial products such as light fixtures, HVAC systems and industrial hand tools.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Steinel America, he grew the lighting controls revenue by 100% in year one and achieved 30% CAGR during his first 5 years. He has built a traditional lighting channel approach through manufacturers reps, leveraged energy code to drive rapid sales growth, and led the digital transformation of Steinel’s world class sensor technologies. As Sales Leader of LG Electronics LED Lighting business, he developed an energy focused retrofit product line and sales channel that launched the business in the US, and served as a global model for lighting revenue growth.
Sean is currently serving on the Advisory Board for Marquette University’s S-Lab, a cross-disciplinary project that aims to research and disseminate knowledge, foster and develop leaders in sustainability and stewardship. He is an advocate for sustainable sustainability, driven by results that make environmental and energy practices practical.
Sean led a new business launch for an American company in Italy and led American divisions of both German and Korean companies. He has led strategic consulting engagements in over 12 countries on four continents and has a global mindset to understand global business culture.