In a male-dominated industry, Caterina Hall has forged ahead to create a company dedicated to optical design and the development of energy-efficient light-emitting diode – commonly referred to as LED – solutions. Hall is responsible for leading an all-male team of senior optics technologists and oversees the legal contracts, project management, marketing, accounting and client relationships for InteLED.
In 2000, she co-founded OptiLED to further the advancement of optimized LED-based lamps into specialized markets. Through a keen understanding of international business, Hall helped OptiLED grow into a respected LED company with facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Following the sale of that company, she formed the joint venture InteLED.
Hall was educated at Cal Poly Pomona, where she learned international marketing, product and brand marketing, and multimedia design and presentation. She also studied at the Pasadena Art Center.
A classically trained singer, Hall has performed with jazz bands in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She attends church in Huntington Beach, is active with the Orange County Hiking Club, and is an award-winning outdoor photographer and Chinese brush painter.
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