PARIS, IL (AUGUST 12, 2022) – NAL’s Senior Vice President, Kishore Ahuja, was appointed as the new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the beginning of August. Kishore succeeds Kirk Gadberry who served as President and COO for the past six years.

Kishore brings a wealth of experience in the automotive industry working for Toyota, Chrysler, and other automotive suppliers before joining NAL in 1994. With NAL, he has worked in a variety of roles including engineering, program management and manufacturing before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 2018. As Senior Vice President, Kishore was responsible for manufacturing operations, supply chain/purchasing, and new product launch.

NAL management is excited about the future of the company under Kishore’s leadership and looks forward to continuing as a premier automotive lighting supplier to its customers.


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 has pioneered numerous advancements in vehicular lighting and is now working to incorporate sensing technology into its products to aid in autonomous mobility. NAL’s 10 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 us at


 Contact:  Kayla Boyll, Corporate Human Resources:  217-465-6600 Ext. 7429.

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