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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
In the wake of new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge made during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Department of Energy announced funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-... read more
Acclaim Lighting Inc. has acquired the assets of Trend Lighting Corp. “We are excited to associate ourselves with the Trend brand, which has been a symbol of style and quality for 35 years,” said Ray Dallavecchia III, CEO of... read more
Häfele America Co., Ribbon Cutting
Häfele America Co. opened its third self-operated distribution center on Friday, June 3 in Mechanicsburg, PA. The 75,000-square-foot showroom will service the entire Northeast United States, as far west as Michigan and as... read more
Park Lighting, Charity Day, Canadian Red Cross
On Saturday, June 4, Park Lighting, along with sister stores Cartwright Lighting and Christopher Clayton Furniture, hosted a Charity Day to raise funds to support those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires in Alberta,... read more
Lighting One Convention, Mark Brunetz, Matt Belcher, Randy Pennington
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and Lighting One are partnering to provide educational sessions on business and housing during June Lightovation in Dallas. ALA members who are not members of Lighting One are now welcome to... read more
Kevin Westerhouse, COO, Surya
Surya has named Kevin Westerhouse as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Westerhouse will oversee Surya’s day-to-day operations and core functional areas, including customer care, human resources, IT, inventory,... read more
ART Conference 2016
ART – The Creative Home Furnishings Network held its 2016 ART Conference May 19-22 at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans. Traditionally an annual event that changes location from year to year, the group chose not to hold a 2015... read more
Vic Bentley
Vic Bentley has joined Arnsberg as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "I am fortunate to have Vic on my team to lead the opening of the North American lighting market,” says Paul Eusterbrock, of the Arnsberg leadership... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA), MaxLite and Nora Lighting have signed on to participate as Innovation Partners with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) program. To earn the ZERH label, a... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors and the ALA staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2016 ALA Conference due to the elevated health risks associated with the Zika virus. ALA's decision was... read more
Nakasa, a luxury lifestyle brand from IMAX, will debut at the Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas markets. “The new brand, Nakasa, is launching to meet the needs of established niche markets,” said Al Bulak, President and CEO of... read more
The 2017 NKBA Design Competition opened Wednesday, June 1. To be eligible to enter, the kitchen or bath project must have been installed between January 1, 2016 and August 5, 2016. Submissions must include clear photos, a... read more
Barry Kirstein, Access Lighting
Barry Kirstein, Vice President of Marketing and Western Regional Sales Manager, is retiring from Access Lighting. “Barry will be truly missed at Access Lighting. He has been with us for almost 20 years and contributed to the... read more
AEA Investors will purchase Generation Brands, which is made up of Feiss, LBL Lighting, Monte Carlo Fans, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, from Quad-C Management Inc. “We’re extremely excited about this transaction.... read more
For the second consecutive year, Surya has been honored as a Georgia Fast 40 company by ACG Atlanta. ACG Atlanta annually recognizes 40 Georgia-based middle-market companies that have seen the fastest revenue and employment... read more

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