Current Welcomes Shannon Thomas as New VP of Marketing and Drew Roberts as Regional VP of Sales for the Southeast Region

June 3rd, 2024

Current is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Thomas as the new Vice President of Marketing and Drew Roberts as the Regional Vice President of Sales for the Southeast Region, both effective June 3rd.

Shannon Thomas brings a wealth of expertise and a visionary approach to help drive the company’s strategic growth.

“With a strong background in product commercialization and a perspective that sets her apart in the lighting industry, Shannon brings unique talent to the table,” said Chief Commercial Officer Chip Taylor. “Her experience leading and building marketing teams will play a vital role in shaping Current’s marketing presence and further strengthening the company’s commitment to being a valuable partner to its customers.”

Chip Taylor, Current Chief Commercial Officer

Shannon has over 20 years of experience in Product & Brand leadership, beginning her career at Moen, where she conducted research, developed plumbing products, and created go-to-market plans for wholesalers and retailers. Her career includes significant roles at Newell Rubbermaid, Electrolux, Hunter Douglas, and Britax, focusing on strategy and leadership within marketing organizations, building successful teams, and commercializing consumer-driven products. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys watching soccer or college football (Go Clemson!), reading, and traveling. She and her husband, Brad, stay busy with their children Ellie, a rising junior at UNC, and Brody, a rising sophomore in high school.

Drew Roberts joins Current from Cooper Lighting Solutions, where he served as a National Channel Manager for three and a half years, managing three National Distributor accounts. Drew’s career began at Acuity Brands, where he held multiple progressive sales management roles over twelve and a half years, including Regional Sales Manager, Director of Regional Sales, and Director of Sales for four National Distributor accounts. He also spent a year at LUX Dynamics as the Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast. In his new role, Drew will support Current Lighting’s overall strategy alongside the Southeastern agency partners and respective customers.

Both Shannon and Drew’s extensive experience and leadership will be invaluable as Current continues to invest in providing best-in-class products and services for its customers.

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