Tim Schaefer
Sales rep Tim Schaefer of T.J. Schaefer Assoc. died on Jan. 14, 2015, during the winter Dallas Intl. Lighting Market after being struck by a car in the Stemmons Corridor. He was 71. Schaefer, a long-time industry member,... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) announced that the company has purchased the Commerce & Design (C&D) building in downtown High Point. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “Our acquisition of... read more
Donny Osmond ARTS Awards
Lighting had an exciting night at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards, which took place on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole hotel during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by ART – The Creative... read more
Arteriors announced the appointment of Ben Howard as National Sales Manager of Lighting. Howard will shape and implement the sales strategy for lighting showrooms and electrical distributors nationwide, while continuing to... read more
Pacific Coast Lighting announced that Lauren Vanskiver has been named Associate Brand Manager. “We are excited to have such a promising and creative individual, such as Lauren, to be joining our team," said Clark Linstone,... read more
AFX Inc. announced that Julie Archer has been hired as the new Western Regional Manager for Commercial and Residential Sales. She will manage business in the western states of the United States, focusing on growing the sales... read more
Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has elected Lighting by Gregory Chief Lighting Designer Clifford Starr as Chapter President. This comes after he served as Vice President for two years and as a DLFNY board member... read more
Submissions for the 2015 Illumination Awards presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are due Feb. 14, 2015. The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism... read more
CODARUS has hired Peter Shane as the Vice President of Sales, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast and Tyler Lynch as the Atlanta Metro Interior Design Sales Manager. Shane brings 27 combined years in the fashion and home... read more
Midwest-CBK LLC has added Scott Wehrs as General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Wehrs will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations and manage the growth of the Midwest... read more
River of Goods will be hosting an event to launch the first Downton Abbey Lighting Collection with special guest Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Downton Abbey’s cook Mrs. Patmore. The special event is open to all... read more
"For Your Home," a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton’s Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Vicki... read more
American Lighting Association Upton Symbalsky Weems
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and the ceiling fan industry participated in two days of hearings at the Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-19. During the meetings, the parties discussed topics related... read more
The Lighting Technology and Training Center will launch during the January 2015 Dallas Market.    With more than 1,000 square feet of space in Trade Mart 4909, the Lighting Technology and Training Center... read more
Dallas Market Center announced that Donny Osmond will make an appearance during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, 2015. Osmond will host a Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet on Thursday, Jan. 15 at noon... read more
WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, will present its Legacy Award to Carolyn Kinder, founder and Chief Executive of CAROLYN KINDER Inc., during the 2015 WOW Awards dinner... read more
Mark Gorog Generation Brands
Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has appointed Mark Gorog as the new Director of Customer Service.  “Exceptional customer service in our... read more
Scott Connell has rejoined Quoizel as the Director of Retail Business Development. Connell started at Quoizel in 1998 and was the Southeast Florida Sales Representative. He left in 2008 to start his own independent sales... read more
James M. Yorgey, Lutron's Technical Applications Manager, has been elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting education foundation sponsored by professional societies,... read more
Fanimation voluntarily recalled all Brewmaster fans sold after July 2012. In two instances the “hub” on the long- and short-neck fan assembly separated from the fan and fell to the ground while the fan was running in reverse... read more

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