Green Industry Roll Call: Updates from PERC, WAC Lighting and More

WAC Lighting named a new president. OTR Engineered Solutions is building a new facility in Mexico. PERC added a new director of autogas business development. Find these updates and more.

OTR's new facility in Mexico is scheduled to be completed by August 2024.
OTR's new facility in Mexico is scheduled to be completed by August 2024.
OTR Engineered Solutions

WAC Lighting Names New President

WAC Lighting appointed Becky Li to president, following the retirement of former President Dirk Wald.

In her new position, Li will collaborate with senior management to oversee all facets of operations, encompassing sales, marketing, product development, human resources, supply chain and IoT. 

With nearly three decades of service at WAC, Li’s journey began in the accounting department, where she rose to the position of controller. Subsequently, she was named executive vice president, where she played a pivotal role in overseeing the company’s operations. Moreover, her active involvement in WAC’s Giving Back Program, particularly in supporting the American Cancer Society, underscores her commitment to social responsibility.

A cum laude graduate of Baruch College in New York City, Li brings a wealth of expertise and steadfast commitment to WAC Lighting’s continued success.

OTR Constructs New Facility in Mexico

OTR Engineered Solutions (OTR) is building new facility in Mexico, which is scheduled to commence business operations on Aug. 1, 2024.

Located in Apodaca, a city in the Monterrey metropolitan area, the building site was strategically selected to supply OEM customers with products and services such as tire mounting, sequencing, just-in-time supply and warehousing on a local basis. These value-added services are a specialty of OTR.

Located on a 9.75-acre lot, the 152,738-square-foot building is comparable in size to OTR’s domestic facilities in Rome, Ga., and Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to its proximity to strategic OEM customers, the site offers convenient access to main roads and public transportation, helping to attract skilled labor and maximize distribution efficiency. Construction of the new facility is on schedule. The building has been erected, and tenant improvements are currently being made, including the installation of electric, lighting, compressed air and fire suppression systems, as well as offices.

Upon completion, the Mexico location will mark OTR’s 32nd facility worldwide.

PERC Adds Director of Autogas Business Development

The Propane Education & Research Council hired David Walters as director of autogas business development.

In his new role, Walters will develop and implement strategic market plans to increase propane autogas adoption and support the research and development of innovative products.

Walters brings more than 25 years of expertise in business development and sales leadership in the energy industry, including a focus on hydrogen and RNG. Most recently, he served as national sales manager for Atlas Copco Compressor, where he directed business development and oversaw product integration across multiple North American regions

Walters has a bachelor's degree in communications and business from Cabrini University (Villanova).