Westcott appoints new company president

Westcott has made Kelly Mondora, a former data-entry clerk, the new company president.

Westcott logo

Westcott logo

FJ Westcott Co., the American photographic lighting manufacturer, has made Kelly Mondora president of the company. The outgoing president, Tom Waltz, has become executive chairman on the Ohio-based firm’s board of directors.

Mondora first joined Westcott fifteen years ago as a data entry clerk and has attained various titles since then, including director of operations and vice-president. Her appointment, effective as of last month, makes Mondora the fourth Westcott president since the company was first formed over a hundred years ago, and the first non-family member in the role.

In a press release, Waltz said: “In her new role as President, Kelly will be responsible for all aspects of the business including marketing, product development and overall company goals. Her results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of innovation, while helping us grow profitability.”

Mondora added: “Westcott is at an exciting time now as we are in the midst of over 100 new product launches and various marketing initiatives based around education to support our community. We are fortunate to be part of such an evolving industry and I look forward to helping take Westcott to the next level.”

Westcott is the company behind products such as the Ice Light, the Apollo softbox series and PhotoBasics home studio kits. Their latest light, the Skylux LED, allows continuous lighting to be used with studio flash accessories. Find out more at fjwestcott.com.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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