Whether you call it a miracle or the fruit of sincere effort, it’s a true saga of growth in the highly competitive world of lighting. IKIO’s journey from being a garage-based start-up to becoming a leading LED lighting brand in America is remarkable. The company’s success so far is credited to the combined efforts of a forward-thinking leadership and an extremely hardworking team. IKIO, through its relentless efforts and consistent dedication to innovation, has delivered some path-breaking LED lighting solutions in the past. However, under the leadership of Ekamdeep Singh, the company continued to make these efforts even during the pandemic. These efforts finally bore fruits, and IKIO managed to come out of the situation without significant damage.

Commenting on the achievement, Singh said, “The last year surely was a tough time not just for us but for every industry or company all across the globe. However, we at IKIO managed to overcome this difficult phase through the collective efforts of our team. I feel extremely honoured to have received an appreciation as the ‘Manufacturing Leader of the Year – NA’ at the Leadership Excellence Awards 2021. It makes us happy that we have been able to set an example for others in the industry through our ways of approaching both – challenges and opportunities.”

IKIO, an Inc. 5000 company, is a leading Indianapolis-based LED Lighting manufacturer of Commercial, Industrial and Multi-family Residential/Hospitality, Hazardous Location, and Solar Outdoor Lighting applications. The company is spearheading the revolution of LED lighting innovation through its consistent focus on R&D and operational optimization. It has six state-of-the-art manufacturing plants that have a combined manufacturing capacity of 10 million fixtures annually. IKIO is constantly working on the development of sustainable products that are changing the landscape of the lighting industry and energy conservation.

The Leadership Excellence Awards are renowned business awards hosted at the esteemed GDS Summits. The ceremony for the awards takes place at the end of each GDS Summit, wherein outstanding individuals are honoured for their significant contribution to the industry they serve. Moreover, the event provides a platform for industry leaders to learn from their peers how they can face challenges and grab opportunities.

The awards follow a rigorous, ethical, and transparent process for the participants’ entries. A group of ‘independent expert awards’ judges’ evaluates the entries and selects the nominees worthy of the awards. Finally, these awards are given to respective winners at the end of the associated summits organized by GDS.

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