Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

At Bay Lighting, we pride ourselves on building personal relationships with our customers. With the present day popularity of e-commerce and virtual relationships, we want our customers to know that they can rely on our team for support. Give us a call and we’ll answer. Schedule and appointment and we’ll meet you in person… and if you prefer the silent option, send us an email and we will reply.

John Richardson, Jr.

John Richardson, Jr., President, has a B.S. in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University and has worked in the lighting industry for... Read More

Kevin Richardson

Chief Operating Officer
With experience in both manufacturing and distribution, Kevin Richardson’s resume includes working for a major electrical manufacturer, which provided ... Read More

Kimberly DeCarlo

Office Manager
Office Manager Kimberly DeCarlo began her career at Bay Lighting in 2017. Kim graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has professional experience in... Read More
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Alan Hoff

Account Executive
Joining the team in fall, 2022, we welcome account executive Alan Hoff. Alan has been in sales for 10 years, with 7 of those years focused on industrial supply. During that time, Alan developed ... Read More
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Chuck Higgs

Warehouse Manager
Chuck Higgs manages the warehouse at Bay Lighting. Since 2007, Chuck has been responsible for incoming and outgoing products... Read More
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Chad Higgs

Warehouse Specialist
Warehouse specialist Chad Higgs has been with Bay Lighting for over 15 years. During his time, Chad has assisted with all aspects... Read More
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Mike Kopf

Account Manager
Account Manager Mike Kopf comes to Bay Lighting with a wealth of experience in the lighting and electrical industry. A life-long Marylander...Read More

John Longworth

Account Manager
Joining the Bay Lighting team in 2009, John Longworth's professional resume includes a life-long career in commercial lighting. Having gained experience... Read More

Andrew Lowman

Account Executive
Andrew (Drew) Lowman began his career at Bay Lighting in 2011. Drew prides himself on building great relationships and listening to... Read More
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Bob Smith

Installer and Operator
Joining the team in 2010, Bob Smith has over 20 years of experience in the electrical industry. At Bay Lighting, exterior lighting is Bob’s specialty... Read More
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Laura Steinen

Laura Steinen began her career at Bay Lighting in 2019. With a background in marketing, Laura is responsible for any advertising, flyers, SEO... Read More

Greg Zirkle

Account Executive
Greg Zirkle, Account Executive, has a B.S. from the James Madison University and has worked in sales for over 12 years. Since his start... Read More


Bright Ideas Blog

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March 7, 2023
Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator. Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
February 4, 2023
There are many building codes, electrical codes, and emergency standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state and local regulations, and others that provide lighting guidelines and requirements for commercial and similar properties. These include for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and emergency lighting.


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