Our Team

Our Team LED Source

Our Team of Industry Professionals can help you with your next LED lighting project.

Marcel Fairbairn LED Source

Marcel Fairbairn, Founder and CEO 

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Mr. Fairbairn is the “visionary” behind the company and combined with his entrepreneurial thinking, keeps LED Source® looking ahead. A 20-year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry, he founded LED Source in 2005 with his business partner Gavin Cooper. Marcel has previously held executive roles with various prominent entertainment lighting manufacturers including Martin and High End Systems. Since then, LED Source has been featured in Entrepreneur Inc., USA Today, Franchise Times and many more. In 2002, he founded Gear-Source® (www.GearSource.com), the top destination for buyers and sellers of entertainment production inventory.

 Gavin Cooper LED Source

Gavin Cooper, President (Co-Founder) 

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Mr. Cooper is responsible for the LED product line and continues to find new groundbreaking technologies that keep LED Source® ahead of the wave. Through his varied background in lighting manufacturing in Europe, Gavin has helped to pioneer changes in LED lighting here in North America. Known as the “MacGyver of LED lighting,” he has become an integral partner forming long-term relationships with many clients and the leader in lighting up the iconic MIAMI Tower.

Dean Ernst LED Source

Dean Ernst, Vice President of Operations

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Mr. Ernst is a true entrepreneur having built and sold three successful companies in the music and technology space. He worked 20+ years as promotions and production consultant for high-profile companies such as Universal Music Group and Warner Bros. Ernst is an imaginative and strategic executive, who, through his professional multi-sector knowledge, experience, communication and management capabilities, helped to create the company’s branding, messaging and systems. Skillfully he leads the Operations department, including Supply Chain and IT, while working closely with the executive team to ensure continued improvement processes and growth.


Keren Thompson, Franchise / HR Manager

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Ms. Thompson, originally from the UK, joined LED Source® in 2013. Thompson has over 15 years of HR experience including working for The Law Society, a governing body for Solicitors in England, Scotland and Wales. Thompson is the HR point of contact for LED Source, as well as coordinates leads through the Franchise System. Thompson is a key player at LED Source responsible and accountable for all Franchise processes, administrative responsibilities and the resource for all incoming Franchisees.

LouMan LED Source

LouMan, Resident Mascot

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LouMan was born October 31, 2009 and is our official mascot and a bit of a happiness director. Since coming in to LED Source®, Louman has started a Facebook page plus a Racing Team and has had a whole lot of fun too. If you’d like an authentic LouMan stress ball (or Stress Bulb in this case) please send an email to [email protected] and ask! We’d be happy to get one right out.