Our GeoSport™Lighting Team Members2018-09-27T17:45:21+00:00

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

CHARLES DAWSONCEO
Charles is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of GeoSport Lighting Systems, LLC. He has designed, coordinated, managed and/or installed projects containing more than 8,000 sport lighting fixtures.
Charles is a voting member of the ASTM and a member of the American Sports Builders Association. Charles’ lighting experience include such high profile projects as LA Tech University, Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, Southern Arkansas University, Henderson State University and two of the largest LED projects in the USA for the City of Ruston, LA and City of Broussard, LA. He has been intricate in the design and implication of new features in the GeoSport Metal Halide System and is the lead designer for the development of new options and technologies for the GeoSport LED systems.
BILL SMITHVice President of Sports Lighting
Bill has been a part of the sports lighting industry for 18 years and joined the GeoSport Lighting team in early 2015. He joins the GeoSport Lighting team after climbing to the position of National Sales Manager for Qualite Sports Lighting in Michigan. Bill brings a wealth of sports lighting knowledge to the GeoSport Lighting brand and was involved in the design and coordination of jobs such as the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix, University of Missouri, UCLA and LSU. He also has coordinated and managed the installation of one of the largest LED sports lighting projects in the USA with the installation of almost 900 fixtures for the City of Broussard, LA. Bill is responsible for photometric designs, light level audits and all other facets of the sports lighting phases offered by GeoSport Lighting. Bill is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).
RICHARD MATTEOperations Manager
Richard joined the GeoSport Lighting team in 2011 and is a Certified Crane Operator. He has installed more than 3,000 sports lighting fixtures and has assembled and erected just about every kind of sports lighting pole including direct burial and anchor base. Richard has extensive drill rig, crane and excavator experience and has supervised dozens of installations with poor or unsuitable soils that required casings and/or slurry methods.
P.J. TOWNLEYInstallation Supervisor
P.J. joined the GeoSport Lighting team in 2014 and is a Certified Crane Operator. He has installed more than 2,500 sports lighting fixtures. He has assembled and erected just about every kind of sports lighting pole including direct burial and anchor base. P.J. has been a part of some of the largest installation in the country including 800+ LED fixtures at Broussard, LA. P.J. has also been the lead operator on multiple NCAA projects has extensive drill rig, crane and excavator experience and has supervised dozens of installations with poor or unsuitable soils that required casings and/or slurry methods.
BRIAN CASSElectrical Services, Master Electrician
Brian is a lead installer and constructor of all GeoSport Lighting sports lighting installations. He has a wealth of construction knowledge and installation expertise and has been working with the GeoSport Lighting’ team since 2009. Brian has been a part of many projects including McNeese State University, Southern Arkansas University, Henderson State University and dozens of high school, recreation and municipal facilities. Brian was involved win the largest LED project ever installed in Louisiana with the 800+ fixture system in Broussard, LA.