Executive Team

Greg Klepper – Partner, President and Founder


Greg Klepper is a trailblazer in LED technology and is well respected across the industry for his American engineered products which provide a new generation of brighter, more energy efficient and affordable LEDs.  His innovative products have been helping Fortune 500 companies and communities across the globe operate more cost effectively and efficiently for many years. Klepper has been recognized on Forbes.com and FOX Business News as a “leader in the LED industry for producing some of the highest quality LED products on the market.”The National Electrical Contractors Association has honored Klepper with a “Show Stopper Award” for value and innovation in LED technology. He has more than 30-years experience in the engineering and construction business.

Ben Barnes – Partner and Chairman of the Board


Ben Barnes is a partner and chairman of the board at Optik LED. Named “One of the Ten Most Powerful Texans in Washington” by the Houston Chronicle, Barnes has worked for five decades ensuring the success of businesses across the globe. Barnes’ political career began at the age of 22 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. He served as Speaker of the Texas House and was the youngest Lieutenant Governor in Texas history. Barnes is a University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus. He is a former United Nations Representative (Geneva, Switzerland), former U.S. Representative to the NATO Conference (Brussels, Belgium), and the recipient of the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor. Barnes serves on a number of boards dedicated to excellence in education, service, and the arts. At Optik LED, Barnes helps private industries and government agencies reduce energy costs and consumption through American engineered LED technology. He is also founder and principal of the Ben Barnes Group.


Kerri Campbell Renouf – Chief Financial Officer


Kerri Renouf serves as Chief Financial Officer for Optik LED. Renouf brings more than 35 years of financial and management experience to the company in both the public & private sectors. As a previous business owner, Renouf’s company was ranked as one of the top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Texas by the Business Journal from 1990-1998. In addition to her accounting and finance oversight responsibilities, Renouf offers broad management, internal control and strategic advice to the team.




Brian Gerik – Project Manager / Logistics


Brian oversees OPTIK LED’s project development department and works to make sure your company receives the highest level of customer service possible on projects. Brian also handles OPTIK LED’s logistics for product sales. Brian has extensive experience as an project manager and has worked in the industry for 20 plus years. Contact Brian with your inquiries about Optik LED’s products and their services.




Alejandro Montano – International Sales Consultant


Alejandro Montano is a Senior International Business Consultant with the Ben Barnes Group, providing strategic management and marketing consulting services for Optik LED’s growth in Europe and The Americas.  His success in securing new and effective business opportunities for companies across the globe has earned him tremendous respect at home and abroad. At Optik LED, Mr. Montano is dedicated to helping customers operate more efficiently and effectively through Optik LED’s cutting edge and cost effective technology. Alejandro is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.

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