New Cree Agency for Northeast Ohio

Change to Focus on Specifications and Communicating Product Line Expansions

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Today CREE Lighting has announced that effective January 1, 2017, a newly formed lighting agency, Great Lakes Light Works LLC will be representing the product line for all Northeast Ohio.  The principals of the agency are Scott Stephens, a 34-year lighting veteran from GE, Philips and EYE with partner Jim Milligan, bringing 26 years in lighting at Acuity, TCP and most recently Leff Electric.  Their focus is on specifying the CREE products and controls while developing strong distribution and contractor relationships.

Chris Eyer, Regional Manager for CREE Lighting stated “The combination of lighting experience and level of desire” were key factors in the decision to add Great Lakes Light Works to the current rep network.  Regional Vice President Lee Cush added “We are very excited to have their caliber of talent joining our team.”

The new entity will be headquartered in Middleburg Heights, OH with offices at 6751 Engle Rd. Suite A1; with a territory that extends south to New Philadelphia and west as far as Sandusky, encompassing Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Mansfield and all markets in between.

Principal Jim Milligan said at the announcement “We intend to build an agency that prides itself on timely service with the highest quality products.  I have operated in this market for many years and it needs a new agency like ours that really puts the customer first.”  For more information, contact Sara Stephens or visit the website at