Princeton Tec Focuses on Innovation with Hire of Veteran Don Meredith
October 18, 2022
Princeton Tec, the family-owned personal lighting manufacturer that has built USA-made products since 1975, named Don Meredith as Vice President of Product. Meredith will lead product development with strategic focus on innovation, vitality, and growth. He joins Princeton Tec with more than 25 years of engineering, portfolio management, and marketing experience.
Meredith began his career as a mechanical engineer at Bosch designing anti-lock brake systems. Following his time at Bosch, Don led engineering and product teams at Apex Tool Group for a decade. In 2012, he made the transition to Vice President of Product & Marketing for Sunex Tools in Greenville, SC. While in Greenville, he was able to blend his personal passion for the outdoors with his professional life to lead design, engineering, and product management for Confluence, the largest global manufacturer of kayaks. Meredith joined Princeton Tec as the Vice President of Product in June 2022. In this role he will use his extensive product and engineering experience to continue to drive brand innovation and streamline product design.
Meredith joins Princeton Tec ahead of the launch of six new products in early 2023. In his role as Vice President of Product for Princeton Tec, Meredith will work to continue the innovative trajectory that’s taken the brand from dive products into headlamps, handhelds, tactical and industrial lighting over the past half century.
“I am excited to take on my new role at Princeton Tec. The brand’s history of innovation in lighting over the past 47 years is impressive,” said Meredith. “I see endless opportunities to launch truly creative products and expand into adjacent markets. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and help Princeton Tec launch breakthrough new products.”
“As the third generation becomes actively involved in the family-owned company, Princeton Tec is at a pivotal point in our business,” explained Courtney Nelson, Chief Strategy Office. “Don’s experience and expertise in product engineering will elevate the brand as we enter into a new era.”
To learn more about Princeton Tec’s extensive line of personal lighting products and commitment to U.S. manufacturing, please visit princetontec.com.
About Princeton Tec
Since 1975, Princeton Tec has developed products for everyone from the professional to the outdoor sports enthusiast. Now in its third generation of being family-owned and manufactured in the United States, Princeton Tec’s 47-year journey has created light where there is darkness in all corners of the world. The spirit of adventure and history of meeting challenges continue to drive the growth and development of Princeton Tec and its wide range of products.