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Brad Cates, Phillips Collection
Phillips Collection has brought on Brad Cates as its Director of Sales. “It is with great excitement that I join the team at Phillips Collection,” said Cates. “They have established themselves as a leader in the design... read more
Houzz 2016 Bathroom Trends Survey
According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Survey, high-tech features, like cutting-edge lighting, are on the rise in updated master baths. A survey of more than 2,100 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst... read more
Lightfair launched a Call for Speakers for its 2017 event to be held in Philadelphia May 9-11 — Pre-Conference will take place May 7-8. For the 2017 event, experts are invited to submit proposals to share expertise and... read more
OSRAM, SYLVANIA, Forest Lighting, MLS
MLS, parent company of Atlanta-based Forest Lighting, has announced it is part of a consortium that plans to acquire OSRAM’s LEDVANCE lighting business, which includes the SYLVANIA brand name for the general... read more
Andy Schaidler, ILEX
Andy Schaidler has joined the ILEX team as its new Regional Sales Manager. Schaidler’s role will encompass the management of sales and business development initiatives pertaining to all four branches of the brand: ILEX... read more
ELK Group Intl. has purchased Tennessee-based Stein World. The purchase further expands the variety of furniture categories and price points within ELK’s catalog of lighting, furniture and decorative accessories. “The... read more
Phillips Collection has brought on Straaton Group to represent the company’s sales efforts in the Midwestern United States. This area includes 12 states: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas,... read more
David Stark
Arizona-based lighting rep David Stark died unexpectedly due to a ruptured blood vessel in his lung on July 17. A lover of hot dogs (he ate one almost every day), Hawaii and photo bombing — he never missed a photo... read more
Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Effective July 1, 2016, Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will take an academic sabbatical. During this time, Mariana Figueiro, LRC Light & Health Program... read more
Acolyte LED announced Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) as its Southern California agent. “It is our strategy to have the No. 1 specification agency in all major markets,” said Travis Jones, North American President of... read more
Goombay Bash 2016, Lighting One, Satco, Lighting by Fox
The 16th annual Goombay Bash held Saturday, July 16, was hosted by Hortons Home Lighting, La Grange, IL, along with its organization The H Foundation, and was presented by Cadillac of Naperville. Located in the Grand... read more
Targetti USA has experienced exponential sales growth since it official launch in the North American market in September. To support customer expansion across the country, and to meet the increasing demands of the... read more
Fanimation, Alex Ostrovsky
Alex Ostrovsky was promoted to National Sales Manager of Fanimation. “Alex has demonstrated an enormous level of dedication to Fanimation since first joining the team in 2013 as a Business Development Specialist,” said... read more
Steve Crawford has joined the Dale Tiffany staff as its Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “I have admired Dale Tiffany for a very long time and am thrilled to join this incredible leadership team, which averages close... read more
David Yu, Lite Source
David Lu, founder, President and CEO of Lite Source Inc. died due to complications from a brainstem tumor. He was 63. “It goes without saying that David’s presence and zest for life will be greatly missed," says Bob Baker,... read more
Diane Pena, EarthTronics
EarthTronics has appointed Diane Pena as Regional Sales Manager. Pena will be responsible for commercial sales through manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, lighting showrooms, ESCOs, contractors and national... read more
Dallas Market Center, Residential Lighting and enLIGHTenment magazine announced the winners of the third annual Market Choice Awards during Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show. Lighting manufacturers who... read more
Dallas Market Center and Residential Lighting announced the winners of the seventh annual Showroom of the Year Awards during the opening night of the summer edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show. The... read more
Nicole Bowling Residential Lighting
Nicole Bowling has been named Editor in Chief of Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast magazines, effective July 1. This promotion from Managing Editor, a role Bowling has held since 2012, comes as the publications... read more
The inaugural list of lighting exhibitors for Light + Design on Ten was announced by Dallas Market Center (DMC). “The companies participating in Light + Design On Ten represent some of the strongest brands and most... read more

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