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Philips L Prize-winning 60W replacement bulb
The first L Prize-winning bulb made its debut on retailers' shelves nationwide in late April in honor of Earth Day. Philips Lighting North America released its LED lamp, which won the L Prize’s 60W replacement category... read more
Pedro Zapata, New Chief Operating Officer of International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC), which owns buildings at the High Point and Las Vegas Markets, has appointed Pedro Zapata as the new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced recently. This is just one of several... read more
American Lighting's newest salesperson Jason Echols
American Lighting has appointed 18-year industry veteran Jason Echols as their newest salesperson, the company announced recently. Echols will help develop new markets for the company’s LED products. Echols has worked for... read more
International Home Furnishings Center, High Point Market
High Point Market will seek to build on momentum from a strong market last fall and upbeat shows from earlier this year at the Spring 2012 High Point Market April 21-26. New for this month’s market – an expanded Made in... read more
Jeff Dross of Kichler Lighting will present multiple workshops on light layering
In addition to showcasing the latest kitchen and bath products, this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will also host a wide range of educational seminars and a job fair when it hits Chicago’s McCormick Place... read more
Paul Watson, IMC's new VP of Design
International Market Centers (IMC), which owns property at the High Point and Las Vegas Markets, has promoted Paul Watson to Vice President of Design, the company announced recently. Watson will take over for Randy Wells,... read more
Sixth annual LEDucation, hosted by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York
Last month’s sixth annual LEDucation was the most successful yet, according to The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), with a record-breaking attendance of over 2,000. That’s a 20 percent increase from last year’s... read more
Mark Furlet has joined AmericasMart Atlanta as the Senior Vice President of Leasing for Building One Home category permanent showrooms, the company announced this week. Furlet previously had dual appointments covering gift... read more
International Market Centers' New General Counsel Kim Rieck
Kim Rieck has been appointed the new General Counsel for International Market Centers (IMC), which owns properties at both the High Point and Las Vegas Markets, the company announced on April 6. In this newly created... read more
Daniel Macsherry, Switch Lighting's new CFO
Switch Lighting recently announced the appointment of five new executives, including a new CFO and new Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  The appointments include: - Daniel Macsherry as the... read more
The new logo for ELK Group Intl., formerly ELK Lighting.
ELK Lighting recently announced a reorganization of the company’s product offerings along with a new name and logo following a year of many acquisitions. ELK Lighting is now ELK Group Intl., parent company of Sterling (... read more
Dallas Market Center's new Know It All blog
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has launched its first blog, titled “Know It All,” as a resource for retail tips, trend information and expert advice. According to DMC’s Director of Public Relations Meredith Hite, the intent... read more
A working 100-year-old light bulb found in GE Lighting's time capsule.
GE Lighting uncovered a century-old time capsule containing historic documents and incandescent light bulbs at the company’s Nela Park campus outside Cleveland on March 26. The time capsule was buried on March... read more
A Buehler Decorative Hardware display at Gross Electric in Toledo, OH
A lighting showroom in Toledo, OH, has partnered with a local hardware company to add a new category to their product offering. Thanks to the addition of Buehler Decorative Hardware, Gross Electric now offers decorative... read more
First-time exhibitors at this year’s Lightfair Intl. will be specially showcased in the show’s first-ever New Exhibitor Pavilion. The new pavilion will feature exhibitors making their Lightfair debut, along with their... read more
Nora Lighting has expanded its sales representation on the East Coast by hiring a new agency to oversee showroom sales in North and South Carolina, the company announced recently. Earp and Associates is based in Raleigh, NC... read more
Taylor Bolton, MaxLite's New Senior Sales Director of Consumer Sales
LED lighting manufacturer MaxLite has hired Taylor Bolton as the new Senior Sales Director of Consumer Sales, the company announced recently. In his new position, Bolton will help MaxLite develop a sales strategy for the... read more
Hera Lighting recently expanded their Technical Service department by hiring a new Technical Support Engineer, K.J. Morris. “Due to our continuous growth, adding K.J. to our team will help us serve our customers more... read more
NYIGF Show Director Christian Falkenberg
GLM has appointed Christian Falkenberg as the new Show Director for the New York Intl. Gift Fair (NYIGF), the company announced recently. Falkenberg, a GLM vice president and 20-year veteran of the trade show industry,... read more
A group of representatives from the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) will travel to Washington, D.C., on April 18 and 19 to talk with government officials about legislation concerning the lighting industry. ALA President and... read more

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