Sommer Electric Corp.

1-800-SOMMER3 (800-766-6373)


About Us

Design Team




Design Team

Bob Krause

Bob Krause

CEO and Owner

  • Fortune 200 Senior Management Experience
  • 28+ years of Sommer Electric Ownership
  • 38+ years of Lighting Experience
    • Major Client Executive Representation
    • Creative, Cost Effective New Lighting Technology Solutions
    • Prototype Store Designs
  • GE Marketing Advisory Council (12+ Years)
    • 20+ Years LightFair, Trade Show & Training Seminar Attendance

Doug Kehr

Doug Kehr

V.P. - Operations

  • 15+ Years Experience
  • Technical Product Expert
  • Project Sourcing, Purchasing,
    • Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofits
  • Project Management Professional
    • Store Maintenance Programs
  • Custom On-Line Ordering Programs

Ed Castro

Ed Casto, LC

Director, National Lighting Division

  • LC Lighting Certified¬† by National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals(NCQLP)
  • LEED Green Associate certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (GBC)
  • 21+ Years Lighting Design & Construction Experience
    • 5 Years Mgr. of Store Construction (Large National Retailer)
    • 35 Years in Retail & Commercial Design & Construction
  • Prototype Store Designs
    • Project Estimating/Coordination
  • New Product Research/Technical Assistance
  • Specification, Value Engineering ¬†and Sourcing Expertise
    • Degree in Architectural Technology
    • Continuing Education by USGBC, DOE, IESNA, GE Lighting, Philips
    • California Title 24 Designs

Don FehlmanDon Fehlman

Senior Lighting Specialist

  • LS1 & LS2 Lighting Specialist Certifications from National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD)
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofits
    • Lighting Design & Construction
  • 32+ Years of Lighting Industry Experience
  • Project Management
  • New Product Research/Technical Assistance
  • Specification and Value Engineering

Backed by a Complete Team of Customer Focused Professionals