Nora Lighting has hired three new sales representative firms to showcase its growing product lines. The new rep agencies include CRL Lighting in Newtown, PA; Design Build Lighting in Tolland, CT; and the Walsh Agency in Brick, NJ.
John Broughton was recently named the new National Utility Program Manager for Westinghouse Lighting. Broughton has 10 years of experience working in utilities, working with D&R Intl., MaxLight and the U.S. Department of Energy. In his new role, Broughton will manage the company’s utility incentive programs. Westinghouse also recently named Patrick Levis as its new Regional Sales Manager – West. Levis comes to Westinghouse with more than 20 years of sales experience, including time spent at Hunter Fan, Philips Lighting and Amerlux Lighting Solutions.
Liteline Corp. recently hired Ryan Stewart as its first Marketing Director. Stewart has more than 14 years of industry experience, having worked in marketing and sales positions at Eurofase and Eurolite. In his new position, Stewart will be responsible for creating a marketing program that will emphasize the company’s progressive products.
Midwest-CBK has chosen Molly Kinney to take charge of home décor product development and design. Kinney has more than 20 years of international marketing and business experience, including extensive design and product development. In addition, she founded Cole River Co., a boutique wholesale brand of home décor, tabletop and gift products. She has also served as a China-based product design and development consultant for Target, and Director of Asia-Pacific Marketing for Mary Kay.
Woolrich Inc. has promoted Nick Brayton to Director of Domestic Licensing. Brayton, a seventh generation descendant of Woolrich founder John Rich, will be responsible for all domestic licensing business including accessories and home furnishings. He will also take on product development, sales and marketing, merchandising and management of domestic licenses. Shady Lady has the license for Woolrich brand lighting.
Schneider Electric recently announced several organization changes within its U.S. business. Senior Vice President Don Rickey will head up the company’s newly created U.S. Energy business, Senior Vice President James Potach will lead the expanded U.S. Energy Solutions business, and Senior Vice President Mike Rice will be in charge of the expanded U.S. Projects and Services department. Schneider has also appointed four new Senior Vice Presidents: Allen Breeze, who will be in charge of the U.S. Power Business; Jim Sandelin, who will lead Buildings Business Americas; Holly Troy, who will head up Strategy and Business Development; and Ron Tupper, who will lead the Customer Satisfaction and Business Transformation division.
Horton Lees Brogden (HLB) Lighting Design recently welcomed four new lighting designers to its team. Christina Andriole joined HLB’s Boston office, Bradley Sisenwain re-joined the New York office after completing a summer internship there, and Lindsey Paquette and Clifton Manahan now work in the Los Angeles office.