The Company’s long term mission is to improve the quality of life for people by capturing the benefits of Human Centric Lighting for both their working and living environments. Beginning with adult care facilities, whose residents will enjoy improved mood and morale while the facilities staff will benefit from greater efficiency. Further benefit will be realized by the facility owners and operators as a result of bringing LightAge’s enhanced LED lighting and technology to their facilities.
LightAge is the collaboration of three existing companies operating in New Jersey and New York. Below are biographies of the principals involved with their contact information. Feel free to contact them directly or go to “Contact Us.”
HENRY A. (Hank) WAXMAN
Best known as a team builder throughout his professional career, Waxman has displayed the entrepreneurial skills which led him to the co-founding and development of LightAge. These skills were recognized by Ernst & Young in 1991 as Waxman was named “Entrepreneur of the Year in New York.” Then, he served as a judge of E&Y’s annual competition the subsequent 10 years.
He has served in executive level positions for most of his career including president & chief operating officer at New Energy Lighting Technologies (since 2013) and Magnetic Power (2004-2007). Waxman created Metropolitan Mining Company in 1983 and served as its president & CEO through 2002. Known as MetroMining, the company was an environmental business providing “third party” services to major national and New York bottlers, beer distributors and supermarkets including Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Anheuser-Busch.
Prior to creating MetroMining, Waxman held various domestic and international sales and marketing positions with Alcoa Aluminum for 15 years. That experience led to his appointment as Manager of Distribution Sales for Alcoa Closure Systems where he also handled marketing communications for that international packaging division with manufacturing facilities in Japan, Spain and Germany. The division achieved such a high-level of success that the business unit style was replicated by Alcoa in future years.
Waxman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn (N.Y.) College.
E-mail: HankWaxman@LightAge.lighting ● Phone: (855) 558-9243 ext. 700
Murphy, known as “The Human Lumen” because of his vast amount of lighting experience, is one of the founding members.
He has more than three decades of experience in the lighting industry including management positions in operations, purchasing, logistics, production engineering and manufacturing.
Prior to starting LightAge, Murphy was a co-founder of another startup called ABB Lighting which changed its name to Above All Lighting. He served as President of the company and, under his leadership, the company set up two distribution centers, a national representative network and launched several innovative products in the first year.
Before starting ABB Lighting, Murphy spent more than 20 years with MaxLite of West Caldwell, N.J. Most of his time was spent as operations manager, product manager and marketing manager as well as providing customer and sales support.
Early on in his professional career, Murphy was a production manager for six years at Area Lighting Research (ALR) in Hackettstown, N.J.
He is the holder of one CFL 3-way patent from more than 20 years ago and is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES). Greg has also participated in the development of several other U.S. patented products in the energy efficient lighting marketplace.
E-mail: GregMurphy@LightAge.lighting ● Phone: (855) 558-9243 ext. 710
Gary Broyer is Executive Vice President of Manufacturing.
Gary is a career lighting executive. As a Mechanical Engineer, he designed and built custom equipment and assembly lines that reduced labor cost by as much as 20%. In 1998, he founded CFS, Inc. in Belvidere, N.J. and served as the company’s president and owner. The company produces energy lighting fixtures and retrofit products.
Prior to starting his own company, he spent 15 years as a facilities manager and production manager at Area Lighting Research (ALR) in Hackettstown, N.J. Broyer designed equipment that built 25,000 photo controls per shift and managed 20 employees.
E-mail: GaryBroyer@LightAge.lighting ● Phone: (855) 558-9243 ext. 702
Jim Cranston is Executive Vice President of Engineering and Development at LightAge.
Cranston is a practicing Engineer with more than three decades of experience in embedded development, product design and high-reliability control systems. He has been the Owner and Principal Engineer of multi-discipline Engineering design firm active in many industrial and renewable energy sectors.
Cranston brings his experience and talents of system-wide optimization to address the challenges in operating reliability and features as related to the Circadian lighting and building automation markets. With direct experience in high-reliability / critical safety systems and a keen interest in security, he addresses many of the significant weaknesses in existing systems.
Cranston has also been involved in numerous large-scale development projects and cross-discipline team creation and management. He is well versed in results-based Engineering methods and is still active in system development from a technical management viewpoint.
Cranston is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IES) and was previously active in both the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Solar-Thermal Division and the American Solar Energy Society (SEA).
He earned his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and has numerous technical specialty endorsements.
E-mail: JimCranston@LightAge.lighting ● Phone: (855) 558-9243 ext. 701