Jump to main navigationJump to page content

Ohio Product Team

jOHN conley

Product Manager

John Conley

A Northeast Ohio native, John studied technical theatre at Kent State University and Baldwin Wallace College. He sharpened his skills working for Berea Summer Theatre and Karamu House. A great job offer took John out of Ohio, where he spent a good part of his career in the rigging industry. He settled into the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Ultimately wanting to return to his hometown, John accepted the position for inside sales at VLS in May 2011 and was promoted to Product Manager in May 2014. He enjoys being able to take care of fulfilling customers’ product orders, but John’s favorite part of the job is being part of a creative process to help our customers find solutions to their lighting challenges and create interesting lighting effects, with items such as gel, gobos and fog.

Random Fun Facts

  • John’s dry sense of humor and quick wit will most certainly catch you off-guard, laughing.
  • John met his future wife, Renee, at Kent State University.
  • Before coming to VLS, John managed a winery! Of course we had to ask: his favorite wine is an Italian red, Brunello di Montalcino.


Direct Dial
Main Number/Extension
(216) 475-7994  (216) 475-7600 x253 jconley@vls.com


Pam Kilpatrick

Inside Sales

Pam KilpatrickA native of Cleveland, Pam’s mom was the one who got her involved in community theater in the late 1980s, helping to build sets (she LOVES power tools), which is where she met her future husband, Russ. She worked backstage and served on the Clague Playhouse Board until their growing family postponed involvement.

But the theatre has that way of drawing people back again. Pam returned to the Clague Playhouse, as their Book Keeper, a job which evolved into Office Administrator. She enjoyed calling Vincent Lighting to order products (her words, not ours, we swear!). She joined the VLS team in June 2014.

Random Fun Facts

  • Pam worked as a bartender for Playhouse Square, where she made a drink for Tip O’Neill.
  • When she was a girl, she got to shake President Nixon’s hand.
  • For 11 years, Pam has served as the Vice President of the Ohio Scottish Arts School, a one week summer “camp” with students and teachers from around US, Canada & Scotland. She hopes to one day buy a castle in Scotland.
  • Four out of five of her family members have donated their hair to Locks of Love.
Direct Dial
Main Number/Extension
(216) 475-7980  (216) 475-7600 x229 pkilpatrick@vls.com