Four Hands CEO Matthew Briggs has successfully led a management buyout from private equity partner Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP. The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In the new structure, Briggs... read more
Kichler hired Ron Devorsky as National Sales Manager. Devorsky will be responsible for the planning and execution of all sales strategies and programs in Kichler’s dealer channel. Devorsky comes to Kichler after spending 24... read more
ELK Group Intl. acquired Lazy Susan USA Inc. The acquisition through ELK’s sister company, Mount Summit Lighting Inc., was finalized on Nov. 1, 2013. Lazy Susan, known for its design-driven product assortment, further... read more
Dallas Market Center announced that Thomas O’Brien, a well-known home furnishings retailer and interior designer, will present on Friday, Jan. 17 at noon on the first floor of the World Trade Center during the Dallas Total... read more
Hubbardton Forge’s Cavaletti Collection was honored as the recipient of the 2013 ASFD Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in the lighting category. This marks the ninth time the company has won the Pinnacle award. “The... read more
MaxLite donated $1,500 to Table to Table through the organization’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” program. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects fresh and perishable food that would otherwise be... read more
Leviton has acquired JCC Advanced Lighting, a UK-based leader in LED lighting suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The acquisition establishes Leviton in the UK market and affords the... read more
Generation Brands has hired Will Ambroson in the new role of National Merchandising Manager for its Sea Gull Lighting and Feiss and Monte Carlo brands. Ambroson will manage product merchandising for national and regional... read more
John McKiernan, Vice Chairman of Lutron Electronics since 1990, died on Oct. 21. A 40-year Lutron veteran, McKiernan was 79 years old and played a critical role in the company as well as the community. “John put Lutron on... read more
This year’s Small Business Saturday falls on November 30. The day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a "shop local" initiative that was created to bring awareness to the importance of consumers shopping at... read more
Jeff Parker has joined Soraa as the new CEO. “Jeff is a great addition to Soraa; his proven track record of driving innovative lighting products to the market is remarkable," said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman of Soraa. "Jeff’... read more
Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center (LRC) Light and Health Program Director and associate professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering... read more
Anthony “Tony” Doss, CFO of Uttermost, died Thursday, Oct. 24, at the age of 48. Doss joined Uttermost in February 1995 as the company’s controller.  “Tony was a very special guy,” says Uttermost President Mac Cooper. “... read more
The home remodeling market continues to improve, with strong gains expected for the remainder of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released on Oct.17 by the... read more
Michael Aram Inc. has named Samuel Shaffer as Chief Executive Officer of the luxury home décor brand. Shaffer brings a high level of varied marketing and leadership experience to the company, as well as a deep passion for... read more
The Acuity Brands Carlisle, PA, manufacturing and distribution center has achieved zero landfill status, as certified by Link Intl., a California-based full-service waste and recyclable commodities company. This is the... read more
IMAX Worldwide Home has announced a licensing agreement with designer Becky Fletcher. Her collection will feature unique, fashion-forward lighting and shades to debut at the High Point Furniture Market in October 2013. Rex... read more
Uttermost announced that Jim Parsons is now a designer for the company. Parsons was the founder of Guildmaster, as well as its former CEO and designer. Parsons has designed products globally for a number of the top licensing... read more
i-lighting™ recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 4,650-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. More than 100 government officials, customers and invited guests participated in the ribbon-cutting... read more
WAC Lighting will deliver three presentations on LED Lighting and organic LED (OLED) lighting technologies at Dominion Electric Supply Co. on Oct. 22 and 23. The presentation is titled “The SSL Revolution” and offers... read more

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