Retrolux is a team of talented individuals passionate about sustainability who are determined to change the world we work and play in!
The idea for Retrolux® was born in 2012 when founder, Leif Elgethun, got fed up with using pencil, paper, and Excel for lighting retrofit projects. He looked for software and realized nothing existed that was cloud-based, mobile, easy-to-use, and integrated to simplify lighting sales.
Retrolux® provides cloud-based software that is transforming how lighting retrofit contractors, ESCOs, lighting project owners, manufacturers, and vendors, work together as a team in a single ecosystem. Our product is purpose-built for an industry that hasn’t changed much in 60 years.
Designed from the ground up by lighting experts who have actually done lighting and energy-savings projects, Retrolux® is built to work simply and effectively while dealing with the specific issues faced within the lighting and controls industry. Whether it’s lead generation, energy and cost analysis, rebates and incentives, specifying materials, project financing, project delivery, or anything in between, Retrolux is a single solution that has the potential to truly change the world we live in.
At our core, Retrolux® believes in sustainability. The fight for energy resources is one of the largest problems facing humankind and the status quo since the industrial age started could basically be described as ‘find a resource and burn it.’ As we begin to solve the energy crisis, it will enable us to solve other sustainability issues like heating, water, and food shortages with solutions that minimize energy usage, enhance productivity, and bring health benefits to the buildings we work and play in.
Today, Retrolux® is a trusted partner to the lighting industry that it services. It’s no wonder why we are the fastest-growing energy audit and quoting software platform in the energy-efficient lighting industry.
Retrolux® Leadership Team
Leif ElgethunCEO AND CO-FOUNDER, PE, LEED AP
Leif drives Retrolux’s strategic vision and manages investor relations. Before Retrolux Leif was involved in several clean energy startups, including: Bluebird Solar and Light, Site Based Energy, Intermountain Energy Partners, and E-Newables.
Dean ErnstVICE PRESIDENT SALES AND MARKETING
Dean is driven to succeed and has a passion for helping others. With an extensive background in business and the lighting industry, his knowledge and dedication provide leadership to the team. Originally from Canada, he resides in Florida with his family.
Garrison LewisENERGY ENGINEER, CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER
Garrison is responsible for our energy engineering team and frequently is helping solve tricky technical problems with our clients. He’s a proud U of Idaho Vandal Engineering Alum, and might see more lighting projects than the rest of us combined!
Jacob PapkaPRODUCT MANAGER, CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Jacob loves curating new ideas and feedback from customers to better enhance the Retrolux platform. He's a graduate from Boise State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Brian LoomisSENIOR SOFTWARE ARCHITECT
Brian is responsible for backend integration and performance, server infrastructure, and application architecture. After attending Boise State’s Mechanical Engineering and Software Development program, he worked on Micron’s wafer conversion project. He volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.
Michael LambLEAD SOFTWARE DESIGNER
Michael is a certified graphic designer turned software engineer. He is the lead designer building the Retrolux platform. If you find a bug, it is most likely his fault, but don't hold that against him. He graduated and played football at Oregon State University.