Susan Solomon Auerbach, a 30-year veteran of the lighting industry and member of the American Lighting Association (ALA) Lighting Hall of Fame, has joined Hubbardton Forge’s Board of Managers, the company announced recently.
Solomon Auerbach worked for Sea Gull Lighting, her family’s business, from 1982 to 2005, and then went on to serve as the Executive Vice President of Generation Brands until 2010. She has also been an integral part of ALA, serving on the Board of Governors, the BiNational Task Force and the Executive Board. She was also the first female ALA member to sit on the ALA Manufacturer’s Board of Governors.
For all of her efforts, Solomon Auerbach was named ALA’s Lighting Person of the Year in 1993. In 2001, she became the first woman to win Residential Lighting’s Industry Leadership Award, and also accepted the Accessories Resource Team’s ARTS Award for Lighting Fixture Manufacturing on behalf of Sea Gull Lighting that same year. In 2009, Solomon Auerbach was inducted into the ALA Lighting Hall of Fame for her service to the organization and the industry.