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President & CEO
Mr. Schneider has 26 years experience in design and engineering leadership; 24 years experience directly related to vehicle lighting. His experience includes several major automotive lighting tier one suppliers. His success has been marked by the many engineering and development teams he assembled and directed that advanced the technology for automotive lighting systems.
His global experience includes work performed with foreign auto makers to establish common standards and vehicle lighting requirements. Contributions include identification and validation of several advanced technologies within vehicle lighting systems including fiber optics; High Intensity Discharge and LED light engines.
In January of 2008, he established and co- founded LED Optical Solutions, LLC.
Jeff Erion Director
Research & Development
Ms. Wheeler has 28 Years experience in Executive Leadership, Commercial Team Management, Purchasing and Sales in the lighting, integrated steel and automotive industries; 8 years experience directly related to lighting. She has directed multi million dollar global negotiations and commercial contract activities. Paula has extensive executive leadership training and educational credentials.
In 2012 Paula was named President of the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association, the first State based organization of its kind, following a mission to ensure Michigan is recognized as a global leader in solid state lighting manufacturing, research & development.
She joined LED Optical Solutions in late 2008 and now serves in the role of Director, Sales & Marketing.
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Rich Arundale Director
Mr. Arundale has 21 Years experience in engineering; 17 years experience directly related to vehicle lighting. His lighting career began at North American Lighting and continued with several Tier 1 Automotive Lighting suppliers including Koito, Ichikoh, Schefenacker, Hella and Visteon.
His experience includes roles in many key cross functional teams as Quality Engineer, Project Engineer, Lead Program Manager, Program Engineering Manager, Customer Liaison, and New Business Development Manager. He has managed lighting programs both domestically and internationally in Europe & Japan on multiple ex-patriot assignments.
In January 2008 he co-founded LED Optical solutions as the Managing Director of Engineering.
Paula Wheeler - Director
Sales & Marketing
Mr. Erion has 39 Years experience in automotive design and engineering; 27 years experience directly related to vehicle lighting. For 17 years he directed the Advanced Lighting Department globally for Ford and Visteon. In 2005 he began consulting in engineering and regulatory matters and was the spokesperson for the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council.
Mr. Erion holdsi26 patents primarily in LED related technologies. He has received numerous awards for his engineering accomplishments including the Ford Motor Technology Award for his leadership in developing the first composite aerodynamic headlamp system for the 1984 Lincoln Mark VII and the Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Medal from the Society of Engineers.
In late 2008 he joined LED Optical solutions as the Director of Research and Development.
The management team assembled at LED Optical Solutions is comprised of experienced and highly technical staff with extensive experience in design, development and manufacturing. This well balanced team has an unusually deep background in knowledge of using LED as a light source and holds a broad network of industry and supplier relationships including LED manufacturers, electronics design, tooling and assembly.
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