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Toshiba Intl. Corp. (TIC) has announced a reorganization affecting its LED Lighting Systems division. Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corp. (TLT), headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan, is responsible for Toshiba’s global... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The new members of the board, who begin their three-year term this year, are: Gat Caperton, President and CEO of Caperton... read more
MaxLite announced the appointment of Rich Matthews to Regional Vice President of Sales, North Central Region and Canada. Matthews reports directly to Executive Vice President Thomas Rhee. “Richard comes aboard with more than... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss, Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted Michael Wolf to Vice President of Customer Service and Stephanie Wilcox to Director of E-Commerce... read more
The National Kitchen and Bath Assn. (NKBA) has released the findings from its 2014 Design Trends Survey. Four hundred and twenty kitchen and bathroom professionals participated this year, and major takeaways indicate that... read more
To meet the increased demand for specification projects and new products from distributors and other industry professionals, MaxLite has created a Lighting Application and Certification department at its MaxLite West... read more
ART Conference 2014, produced by the home accents industry association ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network, will be held May 1-4, 2014, at Paradise Point in San Diego. In its 22nd program year, the conference... read more
Stein World announced that it has partnered with lifestyle leader Panama Jack® to create a new collection that includes occasional tables, accents, mirrors and lighting. The 30+ introductions debuting at April High Point... read more
Orbit Industries has hired Marcus Bannerman to oversee eastern regional sales and Jerry Kehoe to handle western regional sales. “We are very fortunate to bring both Marcus and Jerry on board the Orbit team," said President... read more
Feiss-Monte Carlo announced that The Dover Agency is its 2013 Sales Representative of the Year. The award was part of the sister brands’ Annual Sales Representative Award ceremony, which honored nine Feiss-Monte Carlo sales... read more
The 26th annual Lightfair Intl., the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will take place in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 3-7, 2015. The 2015 location... read more
Harry Gilham, Jr., founder of Georgia Lighting, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at age 84. Born Jan. 25, 1930, Gilham graduated from Emory University with highest honors before serving his country as a Naval Officer on the USS... read more
Gross Electric was selected as one of The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined by an employee survey, which is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, a research firm on organizational health and... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted 14-year company veteran Matt Vollmer to President of Feiss-Monte Carlo in addition to his current... read more
Houzz has introduced Site Designer, a free website design and publishing tool that enables professionals with a Houzz profile to easily create a beautiful website that works seamlessly on phones, tablets and desktops. The... read more
Jeffrey L. Portman Sr. has been selected to serve as Vice Chairman of AMC Inc. effective immediately. Portman has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta-based AMC Inc. for the past 13 years and he will... read more
MaxLite is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide energy-efficient lighting for Habitat ReStore resale outlet customers nationwide. As part of the partnership, Habitat ReStore began selling discounted Energy Star®-... read more
The January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market signaled a strong start to 2014 with increases in attendance across multiple regions and categories, including lighting. “Commerce came full circle in Dallas as hundreds of new... read more
Founder of third-generation lighting store Lighting Etc. Robert M. Cooper Sr., known as “Paw-Paw,” passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in North Richland Hills, TX. Cooper and his wife, Norma, opened their own lighting... read more
ELK Group Intl. has promoted industry veteran John Haste to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As part of this new position, Haste will also be in charge of managing the company’s hospitality division, ELK... read more

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