As CEO of Wiedenbach Brown for over 40 years, Chris led the full-service lighting product provider to industry recognition as a premier player in American lighting distribution. Chris is now focused on horticultural lighting, energy-efficient solutions, and sustainability. He also has interests in circadian lighting for health and well-being, low voltage DC power distribution, and innovative lighting controls.
Andy launched Edisun Grow Lights overseeing all sales, marketing, and training of the field and distribution channel of the horticulture lighting industry. Andy is familiar with all aspects of light manufacturing; UL, ETL, DLC certifications; lighting and electrical channels; grow light technology; marketing and sales programs; horticultural training and presentations; in-field sales support and more.
Patricia has worked with entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses to execute plans, programs and operations enabling them to achieve better market position with profitable results. As a previous chief executive of a retail facilities association, she oversaw member education and programs, sustainability, and operations. programs. Most recently, she has deeply explored the business opportunities in the CEA market, specifically for horticultural lighting and energy related products.
Thomas J. (TJ) Murray oversees all contractual and legal matters for UYS. An attorney for more than 30 years he has advised and litigated matters for Fortune 500 companies; large general contractors on public works, commercial and residential projects; small subcontractors in many different trade specialties; municipalities; insurance companies; partnerships and sole proprietors. His knowledge of the requirements and challenges for both large and small business operators is invaluable in crafting “win-win” agreements that are the foundation of any successful, long term business relationship. He graduated from Golden State University law school and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in California.
Bill brings deep expertise in technically complex greenhouses, growth chambers, and gardens across many crops. Controlled environment horticulture is his main area of expertise for both indoor and mixed-light projects and eager to explore the best solutions for each project. Bill was the greenhouse manager at Cal Poly as well as Plant Growth Facility Manager for Harvard University. He holds a B.S. in Botany from Humboldt State University and a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University.