Kirlin Lighting CEO Chris Brownell Recognized by DBusiness’s 30 in Their Thirties

Detroit, MI – May 21, 2024 – Kirlin Lighting is proud to announce that our CEO, Chris Brownell, has been honored by DBusiness as one of the “30 in Their Thirties” for 2024. This prestigious recognition highlights Chris’s exceptional leadership and relentless pursuit of innovation in the lighting industry.

The nomination noted, “I am delighted to nominate Chris Brownell, recognizing his outstanding leadership and zest for innovation at Kirlin. Under Chris’s leadership, Kirlin secured six prestigious awards in 2023, solidifying the company’s position as an industry leader in healthcare lighting. These sophisticated lighting systems significantly contribute to patient healing and infection control, exemplifying Kirlin’s dedication to innovative patient-centric solutions. His vision earned Kirlin the accolade of manufacturing the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ for the groundbreaking PRO recessed medical motorized series.”

Chris’s leadership has been instrumental in preserving employment in the Detroit community. Through significant investments in the Detroit factory headquarters and hosting national events to spotlight the city, Kirlin remains a cornerstone of the local economy. Remarkably, under his guidance, Kirlin navigated the COVID-19 pandemic without layoffs or cutbacks and achieved consecutive years of double-digit growth.

Known for his ability to build a dynamic team, Chris empowers individuals throughout the organization, fostering an environment where new ideas thrive. His unique blend of handling technical tasks while effectively delegating responsibilities has been crucial to Kirlin’s growth.

Chris Brownell’s contributions to Kirlin, Detroit, Michigan, and global healthcare lighting make him a standout leader. His visionary leadership and dedication to improving patient well-being are truly commendable.

“We are immensely proud of Chris for this well-deserved recognition,” said Jana Kirlin-Brownell, Chairman at Kirlin Lighting. “His innovative approach and commitment to excellence continue to drive our success and positively impact the communities we serve.”

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