Senior Management Team

Wanda Adams

Vice President of Business Development-Commercial Lighting

Ms. Adams joined Energy Focus in June 2020 and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development – Commercial Lighting. Ms. Adams brings a successful and valuable industry background leading high performance teams in lighting and energy efficiency product distribution, as well as performance contracting. She has leadership experience at Florida Power & Light, Johnson Controls, Legrand, SESCO and Orion Energy Systems where she has overseen hundreds of millions of dollars of energy retrofit projects for various industries including Retail, Healthcare, Educational and Commercial & Industrial.

Ms. Adams leadership in Lighting Technology Sales, Development and Project Management team operations has led to top 10 contractor annual customer awards for several major retail organizations. Ms. Adams received her B.B.A. in Management from Florida Atlantic University.

Leon Bobeck

Vice President and Corporate Controller

Mr. Bobeck started working with Energy Focus in May 2019 and has served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller since October 2019. He has over two decades of experience in Accounting and Finance management roles. Prior to joining Energy Focus, Mr. Bobeck served as Director of Corporate Accounting at Liberty Global headquarters in Europe. He has held leadership roles at Liberty Global for 17 years, building and developing the accounting and finance organization.

Before he joined Energy Focus, Mr. Bobeck served in finance and accounting positions at Universal Studios and with global consulting firm RGP. Mr. Bobeck holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Simon Cheng

Vice President Product Management

Mr. Cheng currently serves as Vice President of Product Management for Energy Focus, a position he held since December 2015, responsible for the company’s procurement, supply chain, and product portfolio management. Mr. Cheng joined Energy Focus in June of 2013 as the company’s Brand Manager and served as Director of Supply Chain from December 2013 until December 2014 and Director of Business Development from December 2014 until December 2015. He also served as an Executive Director on Energy Focus Board of Director from 2012-2017. In his various roles at Energy Focus, Mr. Cheng has overseen the launch of over 20 new product series and obtained several industry awards.

Mr. Cheng began his career as a Fund Accountant with Bank of New York in 1996. Starting from 1997, Mr. Cheng spent the next several years working globally for Deloitte and Touche’s Enterprise Risk Services and became a certified SAP consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Subsequently, Mr. Cheng spent nearly a decade in Asia serving as Board Director and Project Manager of ZW Group, a real estate developer, and was a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for The X/Y Group, a marketing enterprise that served as the exclusive distributor for global consumer brands such as JanSport and Skechers in the greater China region. Mr. Cheng earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Marketing from New York University.

John Davenport

Chief Scientist

Mr. Davenport currently serves as Chief Scientist for Energy Focus. Mr. Davenport joined Energy Focus in November 1999 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and served as Chief Operating Officer from July 2005 until May 2008 and President from May 2008 until July 2012. Prior to joining Energy Focus, Mr. Davenport served as President of Unison Fiber Optic Lighting Systems, LLC from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Davenport began his career at GE Lighting in 1972 as a research physicist and thereafter served 25 years in various capacities, including GE Lighting’s research and development manager and as development manager for high performance LED projects.

A recognized global expert in light sources, lighting systems and lighting applications, Mr. Davenport developed numerous advanced lighting products for GE Lighting, including the blue Xenon headlamp currently used in automobiles. During his tenure with Energy Focus, Mr. Davenport led the development of a range of LED lighting products, including Intellitube®, a pioneering tubular LED retrofit lamp, as well as EnFocus®, the Company’s patented lighting control platform. As the author of more than 125 patents, Mr. Davenport received a Master’s degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from John Carroll University.

Michael Decker

Vice President Marketing

Mr. Decker joined Energy Focus in September 2020 and currently serves as Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Decker is an award-winning leader and innovator in business and consumer brand and digital performance marketing. He has held senior marketing leadership positions at NYSE-traded and private companies with revenues upwards of $500 million. He also has substantial, consultative experience at digital marketing and advertising agencies over the course of his 30-year marketing and communications career.

Mr. Decker has led B2B and consumer marketing efforts for national and international brands such as Medifast (NYSE: MED), Barnes & Noble, Praxair, Liberty Science Center, Sweet’N Low and Sugar In The Raw and was also responsible for the marketing launch of CPG brand leader, Stevia Extract In The Raw. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Psychology from Bucknell University.

Tim Grindstaff

Senior Vice President of Government, Military and Maritime Markets

Mr. Grindstaff is currently Senior Vice President of Government, Military and Maritime Markets (GMMM), in charge of our overall integrated GMMM business from business development, product development and management, to production and logistics. Tim joined Energy Focus in December 2014 as Business Development Director for the commercial maritime market and took over the leadership role for our military and maritime business in 2016. Since that time Mr. Grindstaff has successfully helped Energy Focus establish itself as the dominant LED lighting supplier to the US Navy.

Before joining Energy Focus, Tim served in leadership roles in manufacturing and distribution to the military/aerospace market. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Quincy University, and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Doug Thorpe

Senior Director of Research & Development

Mr. Thorpe joined Energy Focus in July 2020 as Senior Director of Research & Development. He is a highly accomplished and productive inventor, researcher, engineer and subject matter expert in a broad range of power, facility and clean energy technologies such as HVAC, electric motors, engines, robotics, aerospace and solar. Doug also brings over 30 years of experience solving some of the most difficult electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering challenges in leading science and technology organizations such as NASA, Toyota, Schneider Electric and Teledyne.

Mr. Thorpe graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and Morehead State University with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management where he is also a Board Advisor and an adjunct professor for electronics design, electric motor and rocket science.