Kris Quackenbush – President
Kris Quackenbush started with Carlson Associates back in March of 1990. In July of 2001, Kris bought out the owner of Carlson Associates and formed The Carlson Group and adopted the same core values and philosophy that the former owner had. Treat people the way you want to be treated yourself and run the business based upon integrity.
Kris has won numerous awards during his tenure as President and Owner. Kris was the 2020 Chairman of the Board of Governers for the American Lighting Association and has served on the Board of Governers for 8 years. Today, Kris is a still an active member of the American Lighting Association, the industry association for lighting manufacturers, reps and distributors and sits on the finance committee.
Curtis Jin – Director of Sales
A senior level position, Curtis joined The Carlson Group in April of 2016. Curtis has previously held various positions in outside sales and is an accomplished team member and leader. Energetic and highly motivated, Curtis has quickly become a valuable member of the team.
Yvonne Sadek – Office Manager
Yvonne started with The Carlson Group in May of 2022. Yvonne has exceptional customer service skills as well as a complete understanding of lighting. Our customers love her passion for the business and Yvonne will go above and beyond to take care of our customers and vendors.