meet the team
Owner, Beacon Metal Fabricators
Bob is a designer and fabricator of unique metal fabrications used in commercial, residential and industrial applications. Bob's specialties include: Computer Aided Design, engineering, as well as fabrication techniques and application. He oversees highly-trained experts who deliver top-notch products at competitive prices. Beacon Metal has become HLS' primary supplier of metal work, an essential element for unique light fixtures, envisioned by the design and architect clients of Halper Lighting Solutions.
Bob Halper obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Michigan in the early 1980s. Upon moving to Cleveland in 1984, he became heavily involved in the architectural and interior design community, creating and operating the SpecSource Showroom in Beachwood, Ohio, from 1994-2002. Bob has taught lighting design and theory to students from Cuyahoga Community College, Ursuline College and Kent State University. He is lighting certified by the Illuminating Engineering Society, and has been a member of IESNA since 2001.
Bob and his family have lived in Chagrin Falls, Ohio for over 25 years.
Senior Program Engineer
Tyra has over 15 years experience working in the Engineering industry, with the last 12 specifically in LED lighting. Tyra graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business. She has been working within the lighting industry as a product and applications engineer, program manager, and marketing engineer. Tyra joined the HLS team at the beginning of 2018.
Director of Business Operations
Anne has a strong background in accounting, HR, program management, medical marketing, and sales gained as a program manager in the remote medication management market and as a professional sales manager and representative during rapid expansion in the pharmaceutical industry. She is presently filling the roles of Finance, HR, and Project Manger for Halper Lighting Solutions.
Rob has 21 collective years experience in the steel business. With his 8 years experience in management and working his way up from production supervisor to multiple managerial positions for 2 of the largest steel service centers in the Midwest, his skills help compliment the team well. Rob also has 4 years experience as a safety director and is certified as a trainer for lift trucks, man lifts, overhead cranes, and workplace first responders.
Lewis Sternberg, LC, has over 5 decades of experience as an electrical engineer, distributor, contractor, and consultant. Lew is involved in lighting design and has been an educator of lighting techniques for architects, engineers, distributors, and university students. Lewis has served as President of the IESNA and holds the LC Credential. He received his electrical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon. Lew is a recurrent consultant for Halper Lighting Solutions performing photometric studies and evaluations.
Layton Lemon has over 25 years of experience in the development, design, and manufacture of custom light fixtures, having worked with several lighting manufacturers over his career. Layton is intimately familiar with the requirements of Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), having manufactured fixture designs of both custom and production line models. Halper Lighting Solutions is proud to have Layton on staff, and in charge of UL related product development.