Our Team |

Shining expertise, unparalleled support
Meet our team and see if their favorite lamps match yours

You’ll have a hard time finding people who know more about hospitality lighting— and who care more about your success—than the experts at Challenger Lighting. We’re a family-owned, woman-owned business that collaborates with you and guides you, builds close relationships, and goes farther than anyone to help your designs succeed in a hospitality setting. We’ll plug ourselves into your project as if it was our own, and inspire you with our kilowatts of knowledge and expertise. Whether you’re a client or representative, we’ll raise your expectations of a lighting manufacturer to a higher level.

Making exceptional lighting is Bonnie’s passion, and she enjoys the collaborative process of design, engineering and organizational innovation. Over the past two decades she has run Challenger Lighting as a family business, and has actively supported her community. She has served on local school boards and college foundations, and was the only woman chairman of the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), a 115-year old manufacturing trade association.

Vice President
Matt focuses on the big picture and the small details. He likes to be challenged and has a positive attitude—one of his favorite expressions is “Win the Day!” When he’s not supervising our Sales and Marketing departments, he enjoys watching baseball, football, basketball and golf. Ask him about the time he drove a Ferrari F30 Scuderia.

Director of Operations
With more than 25 years of expertise in engineering and manufacturing, John excels at time management, helping the Challenger Lighting team stay on schedule and boosting productivity. Outside the office, you may find him boating, playing the drums, walking his 110lbs Yellow Lab/Great Pyrenees mix or attending Cubs’ spring training.

Project Manager
After 20 years with Challenger Lighting, Pat’s co-workers call her Wiki-PATia because she is an incredible resource of trusted industry knowledge. Pat is eager to share her expertise with you to bring your creation to life and help it succeed. Have a lighting question? Our lighting guru has the answer.

Quotation Specialist
Art deco, bold, playful, vintage, luxe—Kate creates fast and accurate lighting quotes for any and every lighting style. When she’s not driving the numbers and spreadsheets that help us produce fabulous lighting designs used in leading hospitality properties nationwide, she refers to herself as an Uber driver for her children.

Project Manager/Marketing
Robyn’s love for design began with an appreciation of vintage Italian and French advertisements from the 1800s, with their strong graphics and bold fonts. Today, the visual power of beautiful design still excites her, whether it’s featured in a catalog, website, advertisement, guestroom or Challenger Lighting fixture customized in infinite ways. She also enjoys helping clients make their vision a reality.

Purchasing Manager
Chris understands the scope of every project, and ensures that each one moves forward exactly as it should. He communicates with our domestic and international plants to keep projects on-time & on-budget. He also monitors and forecasts upcoming levels of demand, and works closely with our reliable vendors and suppliers.
Meet additional team leads that make Challenger Lighting sparkle

Fulfillment Team

Fabrication & Production Team Leads

Finance Team

Challenger Lighting Company, Inc.
1400 Kingsland Drive, Batavia, IL 60510 | P 847.717.4700 | F 630.482.9591