Our team at Décor Lighting Sales is made up of seven exceptional staff serving nine states and represents some of the strongest manufacturers in the lighting industry!
Todd Bierowski President
Todd is a proven leader with a passion for success. Todd has spent more than 18 years in sales and truly understands how to build strategic partnerships that offer growth and profitability. Todd’s success in college football both as a player and coach has provided him with the attitude, persistence, and team focus necessary to be successful in today’s business climate. Todd is also active in serving his community, as he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Region. Todd has coached football at St. Norbert College for the past 18 years, where he is responsible for wide receivers. Todd is married to Blake and has two daughters, Avery and Egan. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, running, travel, and spending time with his girls.
Troy Kaup Territory Manager
Troy graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1998 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Troy managed showrooms for Ferguson Enterprises for 11 years before becoming an independent sales representative. He joined Decor in 2009.
Troy is the Middle School Youth Group leader at Hope Presbyterian Church and head coach for his son’s YMCA basketball team and MAA baseball team. He also volunteers for the local Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Omaha Curling Club.
Troy lives in Omaha, NE, and is married to Amy Kaup with one daughter and one son.
Kathy Skogen Senior Territory Manager
Kathy Skogen brings the Decor Lighting Sales team a wealth of experience and from several industry channels. Kathy has worked in the industry for 25+ years. In this time she has had success in both the Lighting Showroom and Electrical Distribution businesses. Kathy joined our team in 2006. She has a passion for the lighting business and provides unparalleled customer service! Kathy is an avid gardener and loves to read!
Dale Brown Senior Territory Manager
Dale Brown has the lighting business in his blood, as his Father Neal spent 44 years covering the Midwest. Thus, Dale learned this business from one of the Industry’s best! Dale brings 35 years of industry experience to Decor Lighting Sales. He covers Central Illinois, Southern Illinois, and Northeastern Missouri for Decor Lighting Sales. Dale is an avid outdoorsman and he devotes his spare time to St. Jude’s Church and a local senior care facility.
Nick Curtis Territory Manager
Nick has worked in the lighting industry for over 20 years. His first 15+ years were working in a showroom in St. Paul, MN. He has worked with nearly every facet of the industry; showrooms, builders, electricians and is also our ceiling fan expert.
Nick volunteers as a baseball coach and is on the board of Roseville’s youth baseball board.
Nick is married to his wife Paris and they have twin daughters and a son.
Jim Ippolito Senior Territory Manager
A Chicago native, Jim began his career in 1973 as a Sales Manager handling Nutone & LightCraft California. As they moved from factory sales to independent rep, Jim took his decade of experience and launched J.I. Marketing in 1983. Its success was not by accident. Jim’s knowledge of product coupled with his ability to blend and speak to the needs of the buyers, the distributors, and the manufacturers has always set him apart from other reps on the scene. Jim’s work ethic, wisdom, and personal touch is a lost art, but a real necessity in today’s ever-changing landscape.
With over 40 years in the industry, dozens of awards, and being known affectionately as “The Fan Man,” Jim is energized and excited to bring Hammerton and Modern Forms to the Chicagoland area. His reputation in the lighting and ceiling fan industry speaks for itself.
Jim is married with 2 daughters and lots of grand-dogs. His family believes he’s like a fine wine…getting better with age.
Tami Stauffacher Director of Marketing and Business Development
Tami has spent the last 22+ years honing her lighting skills with retail, trade, and commercial clients in sales, marketing, buying, merchandising, and management roles. Her broad lighting perspective fuels her passion for partnership, collaboration, creativity, and success. Tami’s goal is to create beneficial partnerships that add profitability, optimize product lines, and increase knowledge of lighting products and technologies, as well as, business practices. She will serve Decor Lighting in a sales, marketing and training role bringing all of our partners enhanced marketing materials, deep product knowledge, creative display execution, and technical skills training.
Tami is the head coach for the Woodbury High School Cheer Program where she has coached for the past 10 years. She also sings with three local choirs and serves as a producer and performer for several musical theater shows a year. Tami and her husband, Kurt, enjoy travel and have two children, Allison and Isaac.