Mario Romero began his career in 2006 with Cooper Lighting Solutions working in Specification Sales and design on architectural and commercial projects in Latin America. In 2011 Mario expanded his role to Marketing Manager for Latin America. In 2014 he joined the SOURCE team in Peachtree City as a Market Specialist specializing in commercial products and controls. Mario is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA) LC Certified by NCQLP and a graduate of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico as an Architectural Engineer. Mario is well versed in many products and applications and specializes in LED commercial lighting, architectural lighting, smart home solutions and connected lighting solutions.
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SOURCE Lighting Education Center
Mario Romero, LC, IES Market Specialist
Steve Guarracino, LC, IES SOURCE Senior Market Specialist
Steve began his lighting career in 1999 with Cooper Lighting as part of the pricing team, first as a senior pricing analyst then as an area pricing manager for the Northeast region. After leaving the pricing team Steve joined the marketing department as the Marketing Manager for Metalux Industrial and Lumark Indoor products. In his role as a marketing manager he was responsible for managing the new product development cycle, market analysis, product collateral development, website content, and product training.
Today, Steve is a SOURCE Senior Market Specialist specializing in the fields of industrial and exterior site lighting and is responsible for both the New Technology and Retrofit for Energy Efficient Solutions and the LED Exterior Lighting Solutions courses.
Steve is Lighting Certified (LC) by NCQLP (National Association on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tammy Simmons, SOURCE Coordinator
Tammy Simmons joined Cooper Lighting Solutions in Jan 2016 as a Credit Analyst. Tammy had 21 years of credit experience prior to joining the Cooper Lighting family. She transitioned to the role of Trade Show Event Manager in Jan 2020 and has recently joined the SOURCE Team as a Source Coordinator.
Tammy never meets a stranger and loves interacting with people of diverse backgrounds. Tammy especially enjoys mentoring at-risk youths, traveling, cooking and playing/coaching basketball. In fact, upon graduating from high school she received a basketball scholarship to attend Enterprise State Junior College and then later another scholarship to play basketball for Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Tammy received her Associate's Degree in Business Management.
Tammy is eager to demonstrate her "extraordinary hostess talent and strengths" as she welcomes those who have the pleasure of visiting the SOURCE. She feels it is her responsibility to make sure every visit is an experience people won't forget!