Our Team


Tim Raubenstine, President and CEO

Tim started his career in 1993 by starting a sales representative business that representative US companies in oversea markets. In 1996 he sold his business to Hanover Lantern and became their full time Export Sales Manager, and then was promoted to the General Sales Manager in 1999. In 2000 Tim along with his brother purchased a five store chain of Agway stores. In 2005 Tim sold his shares and went back to work for Hanover Lantern as their Director of Total Customer Support and then was promoted to Marketing Manager for Philips Hadco Landscape and Philips Hanover Lantern after the company was sold in 2009 to Philips. At that time Tim also started a Nature’s Pet Place retail store with his wife in 2008 and then came to work in this business full‐time in 2010 as Sales and Marketing Manager.

Keith Fogle, Vice President and COO

Keith started his career in 1984 by joining the U.S. Army as a Food Service Specialist. In 1992 Keith started part‐time at Trans/Air Mfg. as a bus air conditioning installer/draftsman while attending Penn State University for Mechanical Engineering Technology. In 1992 Keith started at Hanover Lantern as its first computer aided draftsman. He helped create the first P.C. network and would later transition into the I.T. Manager. Since Hanover Lantern was a smaller company, Keith had to fill other areas including Manufacturing Engineering, to improve manufacturing processes and U.L. to manage the safety of the products. In 2008, Hanover Lantern was bought by Genlyte. In 2009 when Genlyte was sold to Philips, Keith transferred roles to become Transformation Leader, applying Lean Manufacturing principles and would be the project manager for their SAP ERP system implementation.

Justin Stanley, Human Resources/Customer Support 

Justin started with Hanover Lantern in 2018 starting as the Human Resources Manager following the completion of his Master’s degree program in Organizational Psychology. Over the years, Justin’s role as HR Manager has evolved to incorporate other roles such as Vice President of Customer Relations as well as assisting with sales and marketing. Justin has found a passion for the lighting industry since starting at Hanover Lantern and has enjoyed helping the company grow.

Darell Bruestle, VP of Sales

Darell started in the electrical field back in 1979 as an apprentice electrician, then worked for multiple contractors as a project manager/estimator and worked for GE Supply covering Central Minnesota for five years. Later, he worked for Luma Sales, as a manufacturing rep. Darrell then took a position as Sales Manager with Signtex Lighting for a time waiting for this position to be available. In the past twenty years, Darrell has worked with Hanover Lantern as manufacturer sales representative and knows the quality of our products which is made right here in America.

Tate VanScoyoc, Engineering Manager

In 1998, Tate began his journey in Hanover Lantern's machine shop. After obtaining a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, he transitioned to the engineering department in 2000. He remained a part of the engineering team throughout the company's changes of ownership and then returned “home” to Hanover Lantern in 2021. Tate says he loves the family atmosphere at Hanover Lantern, and the team's willingness to pitch in and do whatever is necessary to exceed client expectations.  

Ken Rohrbaugh, Post Department Manager

Ken has almost been there from the beginning of Hanover Lantern. Ken started in 1988. Ken first started working in the post manufacturing side of the business. As the company grew, so did Ken from a lead person, team leader, plant manager, facility manager to special project manager over his year with Hanover. Ken has a total of 27 years working for Hanover Lantern and knows Hanover Lantern inside out, from the process, to product, the quality and the craftsmanship it requires.  Ken has the experience, knowledge, ability and heart to make Hanover great again.

Christina Smith, Production Control 

Chris worked at Philips focusing on LEAN activities, mostly on the Hanover Lantern brand, before it was discontinued. Chris has product knowledge and contacts with some of the former employees as she worked hand-in-hand with them on the shop floor. Chris was also a backup for many departments, including Shipping, Production Control, HR and Accounting.

 

 

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