Matt Vogel Joins Experience Brands USA as COO
February 8, 2022
Experience Brands – which includes lighting companies Hess, Griven, WILA, Vulkan, Schmitz, LAMP, and Pantheon – has appointed Matt Vogel as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its USA operations.
U.K.-based Vogel has served as Managing Director of the U.K. & European for Pantheon Lighting since 2020. In this new role, he will be responsible for reviewing processes, policies, and procedures across Experience Brands USA. Specific projects will include the development of an enhanced customer experience. In addition, improvements in serving lighting agents and national accounts will be reviewed through the lens of technology, information sharing, and product development.
Before joining Experience Brands, Vogel has held positions with other lighting companies in the U.K. including John Cullen Lighting, Rexel U.K. Ltd., Luxonic, Edmundson Electrical Ltd., and Schneider Electric.
“I’m thrilled to have been asked to undertake this role and embark on this ambitious project,” Vogel stated. “It is exciting to be part of a progressive organization that does not let conventional restrictions hinder their appetite to be the best they can be. As CEO, Chris Stockton has shown a desire to make a real difference to people’s lives whether that is a colleague or a customer, and that is something that resonates with me. I’m incredibly proud to be part of the Experience Brands USA team in 2022.”
Added Chris Stockton, “Matt leads one of our most successful and efficient businesses within Experience Brands, therefore we saw an opportunity to utilize his skills in one of the largest markets on the planet. Matt has built a strong team in the U.K. and this team provides Matt the opportunity to take on extra responsibility within the group and help expand the WILA brand to North America. It has already been exciting to see the U.K. and USA teams interacting on key project with the goal of making our company the easiest to do business with.”