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Hinkley Lighting honored its independent sales reps during its annual national sales meeting on Jan. 13, 2014, in Dallas. The 2013 Rep of the Year Award went to Melissa Leib and Mark Fosbury of Integrated Lighting Sales.... read more
MaxLite® appointed Caroline Nagy to Human Resources Manager. Nagy reports directly to Yon Sung, President and CEO of MaxLite. “The strategic appointment of Caroline will drive forward our personnel agenda as we plan for... read more
Daniel Masters has joined Stein World as President and CEO. “We are extremely pleased to add a proven 35+-year furniture industry executive to lead the Stein World team," said David Fiore, Chairman of the Board of Directors... read more
Barn Light Electric has teamed with Los Angeles-based designer Veronica Valencia to create a new collection of barn pendants, wall sconces and studio lights that offer a bohemian twist on the classic barn light. The Veronica... read more
On the heels of emerging from bankruptcy in September 2013, Guildmaster unveiled a new branding campaign and logo at the 2014 Atlanta Intl. Gift and Home Furnishings Market. This is the first phase of the campaign for 2014... read more
Safavieh has teamed up with celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia to expand its licensing partnership into the lighting category. Thom Filicia Lighting for Safavieh will launch at Las Vegas Market, Jan. 26-30, 2014, with... read more
Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT) launched its twelfth consecutive annual competition at the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, Jan. 15-19, 2014. This year, LFT is looking for products that meet market price points as part of the solid... read more
Greg Vandia has been appointed as Vice President of Sales for Feiss-Monte Carlo. Vandia is an industry vet who was formerly with Feiss for more than 21 years in various positions, and prior to that, he was a manufacturer's... read more
Palecek made a donation to help the community of San Remeo, Cebu, Philippines recover from the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. In a province where many of the structures were destroyed by the storm, the funds... read more
More than 600 people attended the 25th Annual ARTS Awards, which took place on Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole hotel during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by ART - The Creative Home... read more
To commemorate the 60W incandescent bulb, which was phased out (along with the 40W) on Jan. 1, 2014, by the final stage of EISA, Atlantic Electrical Supply Corp. in Richmond, VA, hosted a party on Jan, 10, 2014. Not the type... read more
Adesso President and CEO Peggy Traub passed away on Jan. 13, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with cancer.  Traub started Adesso with business partner, Lee Schaak, in 1994, and built a successful company in... read more
Richard Gross, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Gross Electric Inc., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014,  at the age of 86. He retired about five years ago from the company that his father started in 1910 in Sylvania... read more
ELK has promoted James Ashley to Senior Vice President. He has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and managed the lighting showroom channel for all the ELK brands including those focused on lighting, lamps,... read more
Lighting design firm Crystorama has announced a licensing partnership with interior designer Libby Langdon that will include multiple collections reflecting Langdon’s updated traditional design aesthetic. Launching in spring... read more
Stein World has appointed industry veteran Rick Stroud to the role of Vice President of Sales — Eastern Region. With more than 25 years of progressive management experience in both the retail and wholesale furniture industry... read more
Positive reports continue to emerge from the housing market — an enouraging sign for the lighting industry as we enter 2014. According to the National Assn. of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI... read more
IMAX Corp. has added a new distribution center and showroom in Ontario, CA. The new 420,000-square-foot distribution center is operational now and the showroom is scheduled to open in April 2014. The expanded IMAX facilities... read more
Nora Lighting has hired two new product and design engineers who will focus on Nora’s innovative lines of energy-efficient fixtures for residential and commercial applications. Wesley Wong joins the Nora team as a design... read more
Billy Rahaniotis has been appointed Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Tivoli LLC, the 50-year-old manufacturer of emerging LED linear lighting systems for architectural, commercial and auditorium lighting. “We are excited... read more

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