Paul Sanchez

Paul Sanchez

Paul was born in Scottsbluff, NE and move to Omaha at 4 years old where’s he’s lived ever since. After graduating from South High School, Paul studied Accounting at Metro Technical Community College. He and his lovely wife Lisa have been married for more than 30 years and have two wonderful daughters, Katie and Linsey. … Read more

Julie Hutchings

Julie Hutchings

Julie has been with our company since 1998. She is married with two children, Danelle and Chad, and two grandchildren. The Hutchings family loves boating on the river and going to the camper. Her grandson, Quincy, says that is his favorite thing to do and every time they go out boating he says it’s the “best day … Read more

Tom Knockel

Tom Knockel

Tom grew up on a dairy farm near the small Iowa town of Bellevue. He graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College and started in the lighting business over 30 years ago with an Allen Bradley Distributor.  Tom and his wonderful wife Sarah have 4 great kids – Katelyn, Madison / Mitchell (twins, but have different … Read more

Aaron Korsching

Aaron Korsching

Aaron Korsching joined the MZ team in 2021 with 15 years of experience in the lighting and controls business.  He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in MGMT INFO SYS.  Although a proud ISU grad, he is a big Hawkeye fan.  Aaron has been married to his wife Tesha for more than 20 … Read more

Chad Hutchings

Chad Hutchings

Chad grew up in Omaha, NE and graduated from Millard South High School. He and his wife Sydni have two yellow labs, Champ and Judge. Chad enjoys golfing, hunting, boating, and camping. He likes watching sports and cheers on the Huskers, Cowboys, and Lakers. In his free time, you can usually find Chad on a … Read more

Adam Monahan

Adam Monahan

Adam Monahan joined the Mercer Zimmerman team in October of 2021. He joined from the transition of Mercer Zimmerman acquiring AES Lighting Group of Nebraska/Iowa. He is a controls specialist in the Iowa market with a long history in the industry. He was an electrician for approximately 15 years and then moved into distribution for … Read more

Kristen Geisler

Kristen Geisler

Kristen loves helping engineers and architects find the perfect lighting solutions for their projects. With a background in lighting design for entertainment and theatre, she understands the challenges that lighting specifiers face every day. This Florida native graduated with her MFA in Theatrical Lighting and Projection design from the University of Tennessee in 2015. Kristen … Read more

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Laura was born in Des Moines, Iowa and attended Iowa State University. She was married for 24 years to her late husband, Rob and has two amazing sons.  Zach is Army Intelligence and currently serving a tour in Iraq. Ethan wrestles at ISU and is getting his masters in industrial design. Laura’s two year-old (spoiled) … Read more

Steve Hutchings

Steve Hutchings

Steve grew up in Chicago and moved to Iowa when he was 7. After attending St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA, he and his wife Julie moved to Omaha, NE. In 1980, he went to work for his father in his lighting agency (AES Lighting Group). He has been with the company ever since and … Read more

E.J. Hiss

E.J. Hiss

E.J. Hiss is a member of the project quotations department, coming from a lighting agency in Texas. E.J. has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, with a minor in Business from Kansas State University. He was reared in Great Bend, Kansas and grew up in a dairy farming family. He enjoys spending his free … Read more