Our Shining Stars: A look at the people behind Progress Lighting | Renata Caldwell

Renata Caldwell

We’re taking a closer look at those who make up who we are today – the shining stars behind the Progress Lighting brand. To kick off our series, Renata Caldwell from our sales and marketing team shares her favorite part of her position and a hidden talent she’s been able to use to further relationships in foreign-based markets.

  • Renata Caldwell | 3.5 Years with Progress Lighting
  • What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?

Knowing that my role, my initiatives and solutions helped our brand win new businesses and reaffirm our presence with existing partners. Once I was given blue prints for a home and had free reign on what to offer for the home. The only requirement was that it had to look unique. With that, a new way of presenting a lighting package was born and the mix & match look has just taken off among several other projects – and the customers love it! That’s very rewarding.

  • What is your favorite aspect of your position?

My favorite thing is that one day is never like the other. There’s never a dull moment and I am encouraged to think on my own to handle the several tasks presented.

  • What hidden talent are you able to use in your job?

I was raised in a family of polyglots so there was always a desire in me to know languages. In order to keep up with the family, I learned a few of them and that has given me the opportunity to work with our foreign-based markets a little bit. It is quite rewarding to take a customer through our showroom and talk to them in their own language about our company and our products.