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New Nicor COO Doug Welter
LED lighting manufacturer Nicor Inc. recently appointed Doug Welter as the new Chief Operating Officer. Welter has over 30 years of experience in electronics and manufacturing, as well as a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic... read more
The second category of the L Prize competition is now open, as the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) continues to challenge lighting manufacturers to develop high performance replacements for traditional light bulbs. The DOE is now... read more
Michael Siminovitch’s work with energy efficient lighting has earned him the title of the first Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis. Siminovitch, a professor at the school,... read more
As Energy Star® prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary beginning with the annual Energy Star Awards on March 15 in Washington, D.C., the program’s requirements for residential lighting continue to evolve... read more
Bill Blitzer
Bill Blitzer, former president of Philips Lightolier and member of the American Lighting Association’s Lighting Hall of Fame, died Jan. 21. He was 87. After earning degrees in engineering and city planning as well as serving... read more
The Accessories Resource Team will celebrate its 20th annual ART Conference in style May 17-19 at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. ART Executive Director Sharon Davis says New Orleans is the perfect place to host this year’s... read more
Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA
Residential Lighting magazine will host its second webinar on new legislation and its effect on lighting design with speaker Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, on March 29. The webinar, titled “Energy Codes and Federal Legislation... read more
Stein World recently announced that Stephen Kosmalski has been named as the company’s new president and CEO. “We are very pleased that we have been able to add a very well-rounded and experienced CEO to lead the Stein World... read more
AmericasMart Atlanta, the parent company of Lightfair Intl. and the Atlanta Intl. Gift and Home and Area Rug markets, has appointed Douglas Broward as Senior Vice President of Branding, a new position created to help... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas
Strong traffic and sales combined to make the Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market the strongest in three years, the market’s parent company International Market Centers (IMC) announced this week. “Given the depth of the recent... read more
Meyda Lighting and Jonas Associates have appointed Barb Petersen as the new Meyda sales representative for the state of Nebraska, the two companies announced recently. Petersen has over two decades of experience in the... read more
Lighting for Tomorrow recently kicked off its tenth annual competition at the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, including a new category for retrofit kits. Eileen Eaton from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), which... read more
Alden Clanahan
Alden Clanahan, Dallas Market Center’s Vice President of Trend Direction and Design and the creative genius behind the ARTS Awards, died Feb. 5. He was 52. “Alden’s untimely passing is a deep loss for our company family, for... read more
SnapRetail has introduced a new program called SnapFinds that aims to bring the success of daily deal sites to local retailers, the company announced this week. While the program is modeled after other daily offer sites,... read more
Over 250 people attended Lighting One’s annual convention last month during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, where the organization recognized excellence among its members, suppliers and reps. This year’s theme for the... read more
Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center are pleased to announce that they will once again recognize excellence among lighting showrooms in the third annual Showroom of the Year competition, which is now open for... read more
Gift for Life, a charitable organization in the gift and home décor industry that raises money to fight AIDS, recently announced that its annual Party for Life fundraiser raised a record $208,000. “A generous industry truly... read more
GLM recently announced that it will launch a new artisan product-sourcing event called Artisan Resource for importers, retailers and wholesalers at the August 2012 New York Intl. Gift Fair (NYIGF). “This is an exciting... read more
Hinkley Lighting recently announced the winners of two contests held during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, and also recognized several outstanding sales reps. In honor of the company’s 90th anniversary, Hinkley held a... read more
A proposed plan to demolish the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York could affect future plans for trade shows like Lightfair Intl. and the New York Intl. Gift Fair (NYIGF). According to The New York Times, New York Gov.... read more

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