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Expressions Home Gallery is hosting a grand opening event for its new kitchen and bath showroom on Thursday, September 22 from 6-9 p.m. in Austin, TX. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, cocktails and giveaways as they... read more
Sherwin-Williams, 2017 Color of the Year, Poised Taupe
Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe (SW 6039) as the 2017 Color of the Year. Poised Taupe signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing interest for neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together. “Poised Taupe... read more
Nora Lighting announced the appointment of six new sales agencies throughout the Western United States. Three rep firms will service commercial accounts and three will oversee commercial/showroom accounts. “Each of these... read more
During the month of October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Golden Lighting will campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. The lighting manufacturer has committed to donating five percent of all proceeds... read more
Patrick Nohilly, Messe Frankfurt Inc.
Patrick Nohilly will become the new Co-President of Messe Frankfurt Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the Messe Frankfurt Group — taking over for Kathryn Fitts who left the company to pursue a new profession. “We are delighted to... read more
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

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