6068 US 98 W, Hattiesburg, MS 601-296-6337 

Our Family

Mike Dodds

Mike’s career in the lighting industry began with GE in 1982 where he was an Outside Territory

Sales Representative for the company.  It was at GE that his understanding and vision for the

lighting industry began to expand.  He was with GE for 6 years before accepting a job with

Valmont.  While working at Valmont, he built many relationships and his name was steady on the

rise in the professional network for this industry.  He was with Valmont from 1988 to 1993 before

he was offered a job with Howard Industries as their Vice President of Sales in the lighting

division.  His success at Howard Industries was very well known and was responsible for growing

their business by as much as 40%.  He was with Howard Industries for 10 years before he saw an

opportunity to launch his own company, Component Sales Associates.  He left Howard Industries

to pursue a much larger goal and to build his own agency business devoted to the lighting

industry.  His vision to provide customers in this industry with a unique product offering of

alternative solutions to all segments of the lighting industry has expanded to representing over

10 different lines.

Max Dodds

Max Dodds is our most recent family member to join our venture, making the decision to join our

company in January of 2014.  Max is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.  After

graduation, Max spent 6 months on an apprentice program with the company WhiteOptics Asia

Pacific, LLC, living in Suzhou, China for most of 2013.  WhiteOptics is one of the companies that

CSA Sales is proud to carry and this experience has given him a broad understanding of this

material and its uses.  Upon joining the family business, one of the first areas to address is this

new website.  Max looks forward to expanding our services and integrating today’s super new

tech tools in support of our supplier partners and clients.

Cathy Dodds

Cathy Dodds is the owner and Vice President of Distribution.  CSA Logistics, LLC.  She received a

degree in nursing in 1980 from Lamar University and worked for Harold H Bevil, Md for 6 years.

 She married Mike Dodds and moved to Los Angeles while Mike was working for GE in 1986 where

she worked as a case management/review nurse for a large third party administrator in the

health insurance industry. In 1988, Mike took a job at Valmont which was located in Danville,

Illinois where they relocated and had two children, Max and Stuart.  After moving and living in

Danville, Illinois for the next 6 years, they moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  This is where Mike

began his career with Howard Industries and Cathy owned and operated a retail fabric store from

1995 to 2000, which specialized in designing and manufacturing theatrical and formal wear.   She

sold the store and went on to work for The Hattiesburg American (a Gannet Corporation) from

2003- to 2008. She served as Retail Sales Manager where she further gained experience in sales

and distribution.  In 2008, she and Mike launched CSA Logistics, LLC where she sources and

manages new and existing components for industrial lighting fixture manufacturers.

CSA-Sales
6068 US 98 W, Hattiesburg, MS 601-296-6337 

Our Family

Mike Dodds

Mike’s career in the lighting

industry began with GE in

1982 where he was an

Outside Territory Sales

Representative for the

company.  It was at GE that

his understanding and vision

for the lighting industry

began to expand.  He was

with GE for 6 years before

accepting a job with

Valmont.  While working at

Valmont, he built many

relationships and his name

was steady on the rise in the

professional network for this

industry.  He was with

Valmont from 1988 to 1993

before he was offered a job

with Howard Industries as

their Vice President of Sales

in the lighting division.  His

success at Howard Industries

was very well known and

was responsible for growing

their business by as much as

40%.  He was with Howard

Industries for 10 years

before he saw an

opportunity to launch his

own company, Component

Sales Associates.  He left

Howard Industries to pursue

a much larger goal and to

build his own agency

business devoted to the

lighting industry.  His vision

to provide customers in this

industry with a unique

product offering of

alternative solutions to all

segments of the lighting

industry has expanded to

representing over 10

different lines.

Max Dodds

Max Dodds is our most

recent family member to

join our venture, making the

decision to join our company

in January of 2014.  Max is a

graduate of the University of

Southern Mississippi.  After

graduation, Max spent 6

months on an apprentice

program with the company

WhiteOptics Asia Pacific,

LLC, living in Suzhou, China

for most of 2013.

 WhiteOptics is one of the

companies that CSA Sales is

proud to carry and this

experience has given him a

broad understanding of this

material and its uses.  Upon

joining the family business,

one of the first areas to

address is this new website.

 Max looks forward to

expanding our services and

integrating today’s super

new tech tools in support of

our supplier partners and

clients.

Cathy Dodds

Cathy Dodds is the owner

and Vice President of

Distribution.  CSA Logistics,

LLC.  She received a degree

in nursing in 1980 from

Lamar University and

worked for Harold H Bevil,

Md for 6 years.  She married

Mike Dodds and moved to

Los Angeles while Mike was

working for GE in 1986 where

she worked as a case

management/review nurse

for a large third party

administrator in the health

insurance industry. In 1988,

Mike took a job at Valmont

which was located in

Danville, Illinois where they

relocated and had two

children, Max and Stuart.

 After moving and living in

Danville, Illinois for the next

6 years, they moved to

Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

 This is where Mike began his

career with Howard

Industries and Cathy owned

and operated a retail fabric

store from 1995 to 2000,

which specialized in

designing and

manufacturing theatrical

and formal wear.   She sold

the store and went on to

work for The Hattiesburg

American (a Gannet

Corporation) from 2003- to

2008. She served as Retail

Sales Manager where she

further gained experience in

sales and distribution.  In

2008, she and Mike launched

CSA Logistics, LLC where she

sources and manages new

and existing components for

industrial lighting fixture

manufacturers.

CSA-Sales
6068 US 98 W, Hattiesburg, MS 601-296-6337 

Our Family

Mike Dodds

Mike’s career in the lighting industry began with GE in 1982 where he was an Outside Territory Sales Representative for the

company.  It was at GE that his understanding and vision for the lighting industry began to expand.  He was with GE for 6

years before accepting a job with Valmont.  While working at Valmont, he built many relationships and his name was steady

on the rise in the professional network for this industry.  He was with Valmont from 1988 to 1993 before he was offered a job

with Howard Industries as their Vice President of Sales in the lighting division.  His success at Howard Industries was very

well known and was responsible for growing their business by as much as 40%.  He was with Howard Industries for 10 years

before he saw an opportunity to launch his own company, Component Sales Associates.  He left Howard Industries to pursue

a much larger goal and to build his own agency business devoted to the lighting industry.  His vision to provide customers in

this industry with a unique product offering of alternative solutions to all segments of the lighting industry has expanded to

representing over 10 different lines.

Max Dodds

Max Dodds is our most recent family member to join our venture, making the decision to join our company in January of

2014.  Max is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.  After graduation, Max spent 6 months on an apprentice

program with the company WhiteOptics Asia Pacific, LLC, living in Suzhou, China for most of 2013.  WhiteOptics is one of the

companies that CSA Sales is proud to carry and this experience has given him a broad understanding of this material and its

uses.  Upon joining the family business, one of the first areas to address is this new website.  Max looks forward to expanding

our services and integrating today’s super new tech tools in support of our supplier partners and clients.

Cathy Dodds

Cathy Dodds is the owner and Vice President of Distribution.  CSA Logistics, LLC.  She received a degree in nursing in 1980

from Lamar University and worked for Harold H Bevil, Md for 6 years.  She married Mike Dodds and moved to Los Angeles

while Mike was working for GE in 1986 where she worked as a case management/review nurse for a large third party

administrator in the health insurance industry. In 1988, Mike took a job at Valmont which was located in Danville, Illinois

where they relocated and had two children, Max and Stuart.  After moving and living in Danville, Illinois for the next 6 years,

they moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  This is where Mike began his career with Howard Industries and Cathy owned and

operated a retail fabric store from 1995 to 2000, which specialized in designing and manufacturing theatrical and formal

wear.   She sold the store and went on to work for The Hattiesburg American (a Gannet Corporation) from 2003- to 2008. She

served as Retail Sales Manager where she further gained experience in sales and distribution.  In 2008, she and Mike

launched CSA Logistics, LLC where she sources and manages new and existing components for industrial lighting fixture

manufacturers.

CSA-Sales