Who We Are


Leib and Associates has 22 years of experience in the lighting industry as manufacturers representatives, offering an array of luminaire styles, genres and designs from our lighting manufacturers and importers. We strive to offer a consultative approach to lighting sales for our customers, and we are a uniquely equipped to service the needs of our clients. From identifying lighting trends, selecting product mix, educating our clients about new technology and compliance codes, we bring experience and professionalism to each meeting. Our agency works directly with lighting distributors as well as with several channels in the lighting industry including lighting distributors, electrical distributors, the design community, architects, specifiers, engineers and contractors.


Our Staff





Melissa Leib, CLMR

Melissa began her lighting career by joining her father, Herb Leib, at his company, Herb Leib & Associates in 1994, as a manufacturers representative. With a degree in Economics and Art History from UC Davis in 1989, Melissa has been able to utilize knowledge from her degree throughout her 21 year lighting career. Melissa’s favorite aspect of her career is the opportunity to impart knowledge about light. In addition to sales and servicing lighting clients, Melissa utilizes consistent, engaging, customized training in new technologies, energy codes, lighting products and design with clients as well as the broader design community. Melissa holds a black belt in Aikido and is a Feng Shui master.





Mark Fosbury

Prior to entering the lighting industry as a manufacturer’s representative in 1997, Mark Fosbury was involved in construction, from heavy engineering projects to custom homes. Mark had his own construction company in England that was involved in building the infrastructure for telecommunication and cable television companies.

Here in the U.S. Mark began as an estimator and project manager for Stomper Demolition Co. based in Mountain View, CA. With his history in the construction industry and being a licensed CA contractor, Mark has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the lighting industry


Sally Gibson

Sally began her career over 40 years ago working for a private label manufacturer. She worked with their largest clients in customer service and sales. Her duties included product merchandising, price negotiations and order placement among other responsibilities including travel for customer presentations, vendor conferences and Asian factories. She has take a year off and is excited to help Leib and Associates.  Sally has lived in the Bay Area for most of her life and currently resides in San Francisco’s Noe Valley.