GENISYS, a division of

Innovative Lighting

Innovative Lighting Building

Innovative Lighting continues to break barriers in the lighting industry with its GENISYS Power Over Ethernet Lighting Systems. In 2013 Innovative Lighting broke into the world of PoE lighting.

What was first called PoE Lighting Solutions became GENISYS PoE Lighting Systems in 2015. GENISYS is the definition of intelligent lighting with hardware & software that powers, controls, and monitors lighting all through a safe, low voltage Ethernet cable providing endless possibilities into the digital IoT world.

The GENISYS team is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Innovative Lighting was founded in 1993 in America's heartland, and is one of the first LED lighting manufacturers in the United States. It has been on the Inc. 5000 list numerous times, and holds dozens of patents and trademarks. Innovation starts here.




Faces behind the system

Meet Our Team

Meet the colorful cast of characters who make up the GENISYS team. Feel free to reach out to us, we're always happy to hear from you!



GENISYS Jerry Handsaker

Jerry Handsaker President/CEO

Jerry founded Innovative Lighting over 25 years ago. He now holds over 25 patents and counting...

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Harry Aller

Harry Aller Chief Technology Officer

Already an accomplished entrepreneur, Harry joined the Innovative Lighting team as the owner of...

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GENISYS Wendell Strong

Wendell Strong GENISYS PoE Lighting Manager

Wendell is a three decade veteran of the Commercial Lighting Industry and...

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GENISYS Jason Manley

Jason Manley Project Manager

Jason has been with Innovative Lighting for 5 years and also holds the position of...

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GENISYS David Andersen

David Andersen Director of Engineering

Mr. Andersen has been with Innovative Lighting for seven years, ...

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GENISYS Eric Arnold

Eric Arnold Electrical Engineer

A human Swiss Army knife, Eric is often called upon to handle engineering ...

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GENISYS Rodney Barto

Rodney Barto Software Engineer

Rodney started with Innovative Lighting as an intern and quickly won over the staff with...

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GENISYS Michele Iris

Michele Iris Marketing Specialist

Michele creates all the "artsy fartsy" bells & whistles for everything GEN...

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