Bill O’Connell has more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Optics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology along with a minor in Computer Science and a German Technical Translators Certificate. In 2009, Bill earned both the NCQLP’s LC certification and the LEED AP certification from the US Green Building Council.
Bill began his career with OSRAM SYLVANIA at their automotive lighting plant as an Optical Engineer. He then transferred to the general lighting division’s halogen lamp plant where he was awarded two patents, a design patent and a technical patent, for the creation of OSRAM SYLVANIA’s SPL optical system. Bill later held positions at OSRAM SYLVANIA in Application Engineering, Product Marketing, and as a Specification Engineer.
In 2017, Bill joined Eaton Corporation's Lighting Division (formerly Copper Lighting) as a Regional Specification Sales Manager, calling on Eaton's rep agencies in the northeast and on specifiers to specify Eaton products in lighting designs and projects.