Kirk Gadberry, NAL President and COO, Chad Thompson, NAL General Manager of Corporate Human Resources, Mike Bohannon, President of the Lake Land College Foundation, and Jacqueline Joines, Lake Land College Executive Director for College Advancement.

PARIS, Il (September 9, 2019) –North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) recently signed a gift agreement with the Lake Land College Foundation to provide funding for an annual NAL Scholarship for Excellence.

“North American Lighting has made a commitment over the last few years to invest more into the local schools and colleges within our footprint,” stated Chad Thompson, Corporate General Manager of Human Resources at NAL. “In order to support our mission to be an Employer of Choice, we must support continuing education opportunities for our potential team members of the future.”  

NAL designated this fund for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the field of business or technology at Lake Land College. The annual gift of $6,000 will be divided equally among two selected students each year.

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted through the Foundation from November 1, 2019 – February 1, 2020. The first $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2020 for the following Fall semester. 

“Lake Land College appreciates North American Lighting’s continued partnership, and its enduring support in building a skilled workforce for our community,” said Josh Bullock, President of Lake Land College. “The scholarship NAL is establishing further demonstrate its commitment to the growth and prosperity of the region.”

Scholarship applications and additional information can be found online at

About North American Lighting, Inc.
North American Lighting, Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest automotive lighting manufacturer in North America and has been manufacturing since 1983. NAL is a pioneer in vehicular lighting from LEDs to adaptive driving beams and is now pursuing the latest technology in autonomous driving. NAL’s nine facilities in North America combined with the global network of Koito Group Companies, uniquely positions the company to meet increasing global demands for safe, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and intelligent automotive lighting systems. For more information, visit

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