Lamps Plus Names Linstone COO

Lamps Plus has promoted Clark Linstone, who this month marked his 30-year employment anniversary with the company, to COO.

He was CFO and will retain those responsibilities as well as maintaining oversight of Lamps Plus Hospitality, the hotels and resorts trade business, and serving as president of Pacific Coast Lighting, the company’s wholesale portable lighting business.

In his new position, Linstone will oversee all business operations including the e-commerce, store and distribution center operations. He will continue to report to founder and CEO Dennis Swanson.

“Clark has been critical to the growth of Lamps Plus, enabling the company to become the major national omnichannel retail and manufacturing business it is today,” said Swanson. “Since he joined the company 30 years ago, we’ve seen our financial results increase substantially year over year, and he’s also showed leadership and expertise in a number of areas including our lines of business and distribution center. Meanwhile, he’s become an influential executive in the lighting industry. His new leadership role will increase his opportunities to strengthen our business across divisions and employees. We’re looking forward to Clark continuing to be an important part of Lamps Plus in his new role.”