Chicago-based Focal Point LLC, a leading architectural lighting and acoustic solutions manufacturer, has expanded its Product Management team with the hiring of Ali Qureshi as Senior Product Manager/Downlights & Cylinders and Shavonna Warren as Associate Product Manager.
Qureshi has more than one decade of experience in product management, primarily in the lighting industry, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. With a career rooted in engineering, product management, and sales involvement where he led valuable changes in the Middle East, Asia, and North America, Qureshi will lead the portfolio strategy and development process, conducting market research and analysis, introducing product improvements and line extensions, and adding new products and services.
“I am excited to be joining Focal Point,” Qureshi states. “I believe my background will help in building a strategy that adds value to all of our customers – agents, architects, designers, and contractors.”
As Associate Product Manager with a focus on supporting Focal Point’s growing linear luminaires’ portfolio, Warren brings extensive experience in product management and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. In the past, Warren has managed various highly technical products in the fiber optics and medical industries.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization with such a positive reputation in the lighting industry, and to be working with a team that is dedicated to delivering superior products,” Warren remarks.
Qureshi and Warren will report to Mike Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer of Focal Point, LLC. Commenting on the growth of Focal Point’s Product Management team, Thornton says, “Our aggressive product agenda requires focused, results-driven, technically savvy individuals. Ali and Shavonna display these attributes and share a wealth of experience that will positively impact our product strategy.”