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Dallas Market Center (DMC) named Kevin Strawbridge as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Technology. In his position, Strawbridge will be responsible for integrating marketing and technology efforts to best serve both... read more
MaxLite® appoints Jeffrey Hirsch to the newly created position of Manager of Customer Support Group, to oversee customer service, communications, quality control and technical support for lighting distributors, specifiers... read more
Metro Lighting is launching a line of recycled glass lamps and fixtures through Kickstarter.com, an online funding platform. The shades are made from clear bottle glass that is crushed, melted, and poured into molds.... read more
ALA blog
In November 2012, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) launched a consumer blog to expand the public’s awareness of lighting, controls, ceiling fan products and the showroom channel of distribution. The blog entries, about 500... read more
WithIt, the women's leadership network serving the home and furnishings industries, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. Betty Lyn Eller, Vice President, Home Division of IMRE, a marketing agency, takes the helm as 2013’s... read more
Two lighting products were honored with a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering award. GreenWave Reality’s Connected Lighting Solution won in the Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio-Video category, and... read more
Trevor Shaw NICOR
NICOR Inc. has hired Trevor Shaw as an SSL engineering team member to help with the development of new LED lighting solutions. Shaw has been an engineer for 13 years, five of which were directly related to LED lighting while... read more
law bill legislation
With a vote on Jan. 1, 2013, Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama the following day. The measure maintains many of the tax cuts established by... read more
Board members from the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA), Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA) completed voting on Jan. 2 to approve the merger of the... read more
Entries are now being accepted for the fourth annual Showroom of the Year competition, hosted by Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center. The awards recognize excellence among lighting showrooms and will be handed... read more
Satco Products Inc. has donated more than $25,000 to three local Long Island charities following Superstorm Sandy. The fund drive began soon after the storm hit and a full picture of the destruction was realized. “The... read more
Agostino Renna
GE Lighting announced that Agostino Renna has been named President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa effective immediately. Renna, who will report to GE Lighting President and CEO Maryrose Sylvester,... read more
robotic desk lamp
Fabian Gerlinghaus, a German engineering student, developed a robotic desk lamp that is capable of expressing emotions by means of its body language and can track objects and faces with an integrated webcam. In cooperation... read more
Four new sessions addressing financing, mergers and acquisitions, industry trends and social media strategies have been added to the eight-session slate that will be presented at International Market Center’s inaugural Gift... read more
In September 2012, Philips announced it would rationalize its industrial footprint as an important part of its plan to accelerate operational efficiency.   As a result of this program, the company has decided to... read more
Lightfair® Intl. (LFI®) will expand its product presentation and increase its scale in 2013 with the addition of two high-profile categories occupying newly added Hall F space in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center... read more
GuildMaster Inc. has filed suit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri for the return of 5,150 lamps manufactured and shipped a year ago. The federal indictment calls for forfeiture and destruction of... read more
The Eva Zeisel Collection for Leucos is now available. The collection is the last design project Zeisel worked on with her own hands before passing away at 105 years old, and also her only lighting collection on the market.... read more
Hera Lighting announced a partnership with the international manufacturer of European-designed and -engineered cabinets, Hans Krug. Hera will now be the exclusive lighting provider for Hans Krug kitchens and cabinetry. Hans... read more
EYE Lighting Intl., a manufacturer of lamps, luminaires and related lighting products, has added David Cook as the new Northwest District Sales Manager and Louis Woike, PE as District Sales Manager, Lamp-Southeast. In his... read more

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