Meet The Team
Jim Krupp has been a New York Metropolitan Representative since 1964 and has built one of the most formidable rep agencies in the United States. Jim's philosophy in building an agency has been to focus on a balanced line card and to have the team to support the lines that we represent. If we are to service our customers, and to do justice on a job site, then we need to have the breadth of a package to be important to the job as well as to our customers:
"There is no project too large or too small that KTR can't handle. Our goal is to have all categories of lighting, from the parking lot, to the ball room chandelier to recessed lighting and task to provide a one stop shopping experience for our customers to feel confident when sending us to a project, we can fulfill all lighting needs."
Jim's humility, hard work and ethics has kept him on top of his career since the beginning...and this foundation that he has built resonates in each and every member of KTR.
Founder | CFO | Partner | Owner
Terence has been in the lighting business since he was 15 years old. His knowledge, his balanced approach, his skill sets have enabled us to grow exponentially as an agency. Terence has honed these skills and has helped with our agency's health care program, our payroll structure, our accounts receivables and our overall foundation of our partnership agreements and corporate structure.
Terence leads our team in the electrical distributor and premium lighting showrooms in the New York Market. He also handles large project work for our agency and is the go to guy for many of his customers in New York.
He is a passionate person, a family man, a devoted husband and father.
Terence lives for God, Family, Work and the Islanders. In the summer months he morphs into an avid Yankee's fan. His passion for life and God is contagious. He loves to travel, he loves to share stories and he is the king of clam bakes.
CTO | Partner | Owner
Jon has been in the lighting industry since 1997. He started his career at Capitol Lighting in Watchung, NJ and joined KTR as a rep in 2000. Jon has an ingrained desire to always find new ways to improve the selling process and streamline the customer and manufacturer experience has been his main focus since the very beginning of his career. It is one thing to "use" technology, but the key is knowing what makes things tick and how to "integrate" all the noise that exists in today's information and technology age and how to get all of the tools to work together in a harmonious way to makes things better for our customers, our vendors and the members of KTR alike. Jon's main focus is to KTR and our members and making sure that if we are efficient and have all the tools we need, this will trickle down to meeting and exceeding all daily demands:
When not working and while working:
Jon's passions are his devotion to God, his family, his church family, cycling, rock and ice climbing and constantly looking for process improvements in his business.
Director of Business Development and Trade Services
All Markets | All Categories | All Channels
I could not be more excited to join KTR Associates, LLC and work with such a dynamic team. Their approach to the lighting community and their manufacturers reflects the expertise and integrity that I have always tried to uphold throughout my career.
This merging of our two worlds to best serve our partners will continue our direction of excellence and continue to set us apart. Although business and professionalism is first and foremost, we look at each of our partners as friends and family and treat them as such. We want a smile to come to the faces of all the salespeople, management, ownership and warehouse support we work with each day when they see it is someone from KTR walking through their doors or giving them a call. Everyday we go out to sell lighting and brighten customers lives with the best manufacturers the industry has to offer. Our goal is to also bring light to all of the people that support that process and decide to sell one of our amazing manufacturers over another.
After almost 30 years working in this industry, KTR has lit yet another spark of inspiration within me and I will work harder (and smarter) than ever to live up to the reputation they have built. I appreciate being part of this team and look forward to a wonderful 2021 with everyone.
Design Trade Manager \ Key Accounts
Timie Kozaryn (aka MOM) joined KTR in 2010 and comes to us with years of dedicated service and relationships in the lighting industry... Her main quality that Timie posses is: her heart! Yes, Timie's heart is possibly her greatest quality. Her loyalty and love is boundless for her dear family, her agency, her industry and to her friends... Timie is the perfect fit into the KTR family and we are so proud of her and to have her with us...
Timie is an amazing dancer, has the biggest and sweetest smile you will see...
Electrical Distribution | Controls | Key Accounts
Ruben Vargas is dedicated to his faith, his family and his work. He is an "all in" personality into everything he does. Ruben is organized both in and out of work and prides himself in all that he does. Ruben is a man after God's own heart and you can see that in everything he does. Ruben has amazing focus and overall perspective on things. Don't let his empathy and humility fool you though, Ruben is a piranha underneath it all...LOL :) Ruben is an incredible, roll up your sleeves and jump in, guy. He gets shoulder to shoulder with his customers and there really isn't anything Ruben can't do. He has a profound desire to not only understand the product inside and out, but he desires to understand people and what makes you tick and wants to not only provide you with lighting needs, but wants to bond with people on a different level and is geniune to his core. Can't say enough about this man, except for the fact that being around him makes us all better people.
K&B | Key Accounts
Dave Bock is the proudest father's you will meet...he has two beauties under his watch and is a devoted husband. At work Dave is possibly one of the most efficient people you will meet. Dave is sharp as a tack, doesn't miss a beat and never fails at any industry tests. Dave has filled the shoes of a industry legend at many of his accounts in NY and Long Island and is doing a great job. In many ways, like Jim Krupp who has an Olympic athlete, highly driven and highly competitive, Dave encompasses those same qualities. Competitive sports are something that is in ones DNA. It is one thing to play or try to play baseball or football or any competitive sport, but it is another thing to be good at it as well. Dave plays on soft ball leagues and loves to show off his scabs on his legs from sliding into home plate. Furthermore, Dave's other passions are boundless and he is the best fantasy football partner anyone could ask for. He not only understands the mechanics of the sport, but he understands the statistics and the strategy and always seems to be in the top 3 of fantasy football year after year...scary good. Taking that quality from his passion at sports, he has done the exact same thing in our business. In his early years, he watched everyone and didn't say much and just observed and humbly nodded or took a "mental" note. (he has a memory of an elephant)...he is now applying all those years and is doing things better than ever before. He is highly efficient, highly skilled and highly motivated to "win". These are the qualities of a heavy hitter in the lighting business. Dave has an insanely bright future ahead.
Key Accounts | Controls | Technical Services
Kevin is a renaissance man. He holds many hats at KTR because he is good at so many things that we tend to pile things on and he will keep on keeping on. Kevin's strengths are: computer skills, updating backend infrastructure at KTR, training (not only our staff but our customers), his personality is flawless and is a dedicated / hard working member of our group. More than anything, you will find that Kevin's attitude and overall demeanor is the epitome of humilty. His geniune character and integrity are a few of what makes Kevin Liu not only an incredible partner in business, but also a friend to all.
Kevin loves beer, burgers, football and cheap beer.
Electrical Distribution | Key Accounts | K&B
Dino is new to KTR but a veteran in the business. He comes to us with years of experience working with technical lighting and sales as an Inside Sales Manager of WAC Lighting. An accomplished sales, support, and financial professional possessing extensive experience in client service, customer and client support, sales, credit and financial management. A strong and motivated leader who is able to set effective priorities to achieve immediate and long term corporate goals, as well as overall client satisfaction. Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and a commitment to establishing secure, confidential relations with clientele. Results-oriented professional with a positive and energetic attitude; eager to take on new challenges and able to adapt rapidly to changing business parameters no matter the situation.
When not working, Dino is a family man and an avid baseball fan...
Quotation Manager | Inside Sales
Richie Chetram is in charge of KTR's quotation department and handles all of our internal sales, projects and quotations. He is accurate, fast and even though quiet, he will assert himself "but in a gentle way". :) Richie's heart is in his work, but his real passion is for fast cars, family and loves to travel. We are proud to have Richie a part of our team and his loyalty and love for KTR shows in his work!!!
Electrical Distribution | K&B | Key Accounts
Chris has been in the lighting industry for over 16 years...he is fortunate to see all the sides of the business before joining KTR in 2016...he has worked on the electrical counter side of the business, the lighting showroom side and was formerly a NY rep for Minka as well. Chris has a beautiful family, a desire to make his customers and manufacturer's happy. Chris has a strong presence, an amazing work ethic and wants to over-achieve in nearly everything that he does....
We are so proud to have Aldo a part of the KTR team. Aldo, comes to us with years of experience in the lighting industry working in a lighting store for over 15 years. He has an eye for merchandising and a hard working ethic. Our customers love working with Aldo as he is professional, courteous and goes the extra mile in every way.
Aldo is a proud father and devoted husband and is an accomplished martial artist as a third degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Social Media Manager
Lori works with all of our social media platforms. She strives to give you a glimpse of what the KTR family is working hard on in the field and behind the scenes. Lori loves photography and enjoys working with photoshop and other editing websites. She is currently learning all the ins and outs of Camtasia as well.
Lori’s passion for design and love for decorating shines through with different projects she works on around her home and for her family and friends. She is also is a gifted singer and spent 2 years as the Worship Leader of her church.
She is a caring, devoted person who loves her family fiercely!
Office Manager | Inside Sales
Anne Lugo....we are so so so proud to have Anne Lugo apart of our team. Anne comes to us with many many many dedicated years in the lighting industry and she doesn't look at day over 18. "we are being serious about that". Anne is amazing at her work, extraordinarily professional, a listener and has an amazingly vast knowledge of not only how the industry works, but also what people need and she goes out of her way to help customers with all of their needs. Anne has always struck me...oh yeah this is Jon writing this, as one of the more professional and engaged people I have met in the business. When she worked for Lee's Studio in New York City, one of the things that always impressed me was her "balanced" approach to business. She would always see things from all sides and always take that into account. When working with Anne, you must know that she "always" sees things from all sides and from that foundation, her decisions are spot on...Anne's passions are "quiet", "peace", "and a good book".
Customer Service | Lead Manager | Marketing Email Manager
I.T. Automation Expert | CRM Admin |Developer Manager
Nandy is a key point person in our agency who focuses on making all the employees User Experience with our technology up to speed and to their individual liking. Nandy has created a custom order management tool and many other automations for our agency to enable us to focus on what we do best: "Sell and Specify Lighting". Nandy manages an entire team of Developers overseas and executes new processes and flows to our eco-system daily. We are blessed to have Nandy a part of our team.
AR | Commissions | Payroll
Heather works for . She manages all of our AR, Payroll, Book Keeping for KTR and Industry Sync, LLC. Our belief as an agency is to outsource this portion of our operations so we can focus on selling lighting and serving our partners. Heather is like a member of our family and we want to recognize her on our site as an important part of our team. Thank you Rosen & Federico for providing KTR the services you provide for small businesses like us.