Chicago, IL – March 14, 2022 AKLD Lighting Design has announced the appointment of Ann Reo as their new Senior Associate of Design & Business Development. Working as part of the design team from schematic through owner occupation Reo will lead projects as a Senior Lighting Designer. Her experience includes corporate office, museums, retail, convention centers, and exterior lighting for public parks & building façades.
“We are excited to have Ann join the AKLD team and further bolster our phenomenal portfolio of award winning commercial, hospitality and residential projects,” said Anne Kustner Haser, President and Design Principal. “We believe in Ann’s design philosophy and know that she will continue to grow our business.”
In addition to design, Reo will also lead business development and marketing for AKLD. With a strong history of start-ups, including her own LED luminaire manufacturing business, Reo understands the process required to build and grow a business and expand its market reach to achieve success. She has held senior executive level positions in marketing, business & product development for various commercial lighting companies such as Focal Point, Cooper Lighting, Eaton, Soraa and Zumtobel.
Reo has an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been awarded several lighting design and product design awards and has received many patents for LED luminaire design.