Thomas Harris & Co. adds Statewide Controls Specialist

Posted by: on Jun 30, 2016 in News | No Comments

Mike Garnett has joined our company as a Statewide Lighting Controls Specialist. He is responsible for controls sales and service in all three markets with emphasis on occupancy sensors, relay panels, networked systems, dimming and theatrical lighting. With a theatrical degree and years of experience in theatrical sales and installation, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of architectural dimming and lighting controls.

Second “Lighting Certified” designation received.

Posted by: on Dec 10, 2012 in News | No Comments

We are proud to announce that Marni Kitchen has passed the NCQLP examination, which has earned her the “Lighting Certified” professional designation. A comprehensive knowledge of lighting and its application is required to pass this examination. Marni joins Brad Reece as the second recipient of this designation within Thomas Harris & Co., Inc. We hope you join us in congratulating Marni on this important accomplishment.

VA Beach Office welcomes newest employee, Mike Kitchen.

Posted by: on May 17, 2012 in News | No Comments

Thomas Harris & Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the newest member of the VA Beach Office, Mike Kitchen. Mike has served the electrical industry for over 40 years. In that time Mike has held a variety of positions such as NAED Area Manager, Branch Manager with an electrical wholesaler, and Project and Purchasing Manager with an electrical contractor. Mike’s focus will be specification and contractor sales.

VA Beach Office welcomes new employee, Margot Hamm.

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2012 in News | No Comments

Thomas Harris & Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the newest member of the VA Beach Office, Margot Hamm. Margot’s focus will be Customer Service and Project Management support for Marni and Dana.

W.G. “Chip” Gillenwater, Jr.

Posted by: on Jan 27, 2012 in News | No Comments


Our valued friend and partner passed away January 12th, 2012 at the young age of 64.

Chip joined Thomas Harris & Co., Inc. in 1978 to operate our eastern Virginia sales office.  In 1993 he was named Vice President of the Eastern Region, and became a valued Partner of the Agency.  He was a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society from 1978 to 2012.

His battle with cancer was short but valiantly fought, and he remains a vital spirit within our agency every day.

Thomas Harris & Co., Inc. names Vice President.

Posted by: on Nov 28, 2011 in News | No Comments

Brad Reece has been named Vice President Central Region effective immediately. He has been with Thomas Harris & Co. for 11 years, working in the Richmond area as a specification sales specialist. He passed the LC Exam in 2009.