Proudly American, focused on customer experience and grounded in trust, integrity and teamwork, Q-Tran has been a leading manufacturer and innovator in the lighting industry for over 25 years. Established with a simple goal; to provide a superior solution for powering low-voltage lighting, Q-Tran now provides a complete LED system; the power and the light.
- Q = QUALITY
- POWER IN PARTNERSHIP
- ILLUMINATING INNOVATION
- FOUNDED ON FAMILY
Q = QUALITY
Our focus on quality has defined our reputation as a leader in the lighting industry. We pledge to deliver the highest-value products and services with a satisfaction guarantee, no matter the job or issue. Q-Tran stands behind this promise and takes immense pride in delivering quality every single day.
POWER IN PARTNERSHIP
Partnerships are vital to the success of our business. Our rep partner relationships provide us tremendous value as they are the day to day face of Q-Tran in the marketplace. We share the goal of securing the loyalty of all specifiers as a top priority by providing products they can stand behind.
We strive to innovate solutions where others didn’t know problems existed. From product inception through installation, we design products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. Our innovation process encompasses all areas of our business from manufacturing, to production, to service. With an environment where creative thinking is encouraged and rewarded, we create opportunities for process improvement, imaginative designs, and forward-thinking sales and service support.
FOUNDED ON FAMILY
Q-Tran operates as a family because we are one. We have shared goals and are all empowered to pursue them. We behave in a manner that demonstrates trust, honesty, courage, consistency, and accountability. Our people never accept negativity, but rather focus on transparency to strengthen our relationships and communication.
Meet our Customer Experience Team
Shannon MarkeyVP of Sales
Phil GirardRegional Sales Manager, OEM
Maura McGuinnessRegional Sales Manager - LC
Doug PayneRegional Sales Manager - LC, LEED AP
Jamie DevengerRegional Sales Manager
Tyler TremaineRegional Sales Manager
Katie SearaSales Operations Manager
Allyson ColvinCustomer Service Manager
Mimi LeoneAccount Manager
Lorenzo DicerboAccount Manager
Alex MoakanAccount Manager
Metali AjroTechnical Sales Support Manager
Cindi KeilWest Coast Office and Customer Service Manager
Ken DanielApplications Engineer
Allison CogoniSales & Quotes Support
The Tremaine Family
132 Years in the Lighting Industry
248 Years Combined Experience
Burton G. Tremaine Sr.1889–1948
Just a decade after Edison invented the lightbulb, Burton G. Tremaine Sr. founds the Fostoria Incandescent Lamp Company in Fostoria, Ohio, one of the first companies in the world to make incandescent light bulb lamps.
With financial backing from General Electric, Tremaine establishes a new company called the National Electric Lamp Company.
The National Electric Lamp Company undergoes a name change to become the National Electric Lamp Association (NELA).
Tremaine and his partner, Franklin Silas Terry, begin building what will become a revolutionary corporate campus. Located in East Cleveland, Ohio, Nela Park was the first industrial park in the world and now serves as the headquarters for GE's Lighting & Electrical Institute.
NELA is dissolved and becomes part of GE, though Tremaine remains on the board of GE until his death in 1948.
The Fostoria Incandescent Lamp Company ceases operations.
Tremaine purchases Edward Miller and Company, a highly respected manufacturer of lighting products based in Meriden, Connecticut, and renames it The Miller Company. The Miller Company becomes the Tremaine family business and is known as a manufacturer of the highest quality lighting fixtures.
Burton G. Tremaine Jr.1930–1991
Burton G. Tremaine Jr. takes over management of The Miller Company.
Tremaine is named president of The Miller Company.
The first public demonstration of the fluorescent lamp takes place at the World's Fair in New York. Within a year, wide-scale manufacturing of fluorescent light fixtures begins.
The Miller Company pioneers the continuous wireway for fluorescent light system.
All Miller's production is commandeered for essential wartime needs, including lighting for hundreds of new factories.
The Miller Company emerges from World War II stronger financially.
Burton G. Tremaine III1947–2002
Burton G. Tremaine III joins the company as a management trainee.
Tremaine becomes an executive vice president.
Tremaine becomes president of The Miller Company and his father, Burton G. Tremaine Jr., becomes chairman of the board.
The Miller Company breaks ground for an expanded factory in Meriden, Connecticut.
John Tremaine Sr.
Burton G. Tremaine Jr. takes over management of The Miller Company.
The company opens a new factory in Martin, Tennessee.
Tremaine moves to Atlanta to work in sales representing the company.
Tremaine starts a lighting sales agency called Star Lighting Sales to boost the sales capabilities of the company.
Fascinated by new lighting technology that The Miller Company is not exploring, Tremaine leaves the family business and goes to work for SPI Lighting.
Tremaine moves to Connecticut and works in sales management for the company for two years.
Tremaine opens a high-tech lighting showroom called PRIMO Lighting and Design in Norwalk, Connecticut. It is the first European-style lighting showroom in the U.S. and includes a lighting design firm to provide customers with creative alternatives to functional lighting.
The Miller Company sells its lighting division to Orange, Connecticut-based Harvey Hubbell Inc.
Seeing performance and quality flaws in the existing lighting power supply centers, Tremaine designs a low voltage power supply that eliminates noise and heat, enhances the quality of light output, and is safe, reliable, and convenient. The resulting product is the patented Q-Tran Power Supply Center.
Q-Tran is incorporated as a business. Until 2000 it is located in the basement of PRIMO, operating as a separate company.
Q-Tran completes its first full year of sales and manufacturing for its low voltage lighting power supply centers.
Q-Tran power supply centers start national distribution, and international shortly thereafter.
John Tremaine Jr. ("Gean")
After serving as a sales manager for Stran & Company, where he won an award for achieving significant annual revenue in 1997, John Tremaine Sr.'s son, John Tremaine Jr. ('Gean'), joins the company as National Sales Manager, becoming the fifth generation of the Tremaine family to be a part of the business.
Gean Tremaine is named Q-Tran's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Q-Tran wins the Design Excellence LFI Innovation Award and Best of Category Innovation Award in Landscape, Pool and Fountain lighting products, for its Direct Burial Q-Set and Q-Vault Series in Q-Scape, the first electrical infrastructure for landscape lighting.
Q-Tran moves to Milford, Connecticut, where it is still located today.
Q-Tran develops the QT series of LED power supplies, designed to be the quietest, most efficient, safest, most versatile, and longest-lasting power supply in the industry.
Q-Tran develops an entire line of DC power supply centers for interior and exterior LED applications.
Q-Tran introduces linear LED lighting.
Gean Tremaine is named Chief Operating Officer of Q-Tran.
John Tremaine Sr. becomes the chairman of Q-Tran when his son, John Tremaine Jr. (who goes by 'Gean' after his middle name, McGean), is named president.
Gean Tremaine is named president of Q-Tran; his father, John Tremaine Sr., remains CEO.
Tremaine starts a new company, Tremaine Inc., offering innovative lighting and wiring solutions.
Burton T. Tremaine (Tyler)
John Tremaine Sr.'s nephew, Tyler Tremaine, joins Q-Tran.
Hunter C. Tremaine
John Tremaine Sr.'s younger son, Hunter Tremaine, joins Tremaine Inc.