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More than 18,000 buyers from 112 countries and regions took part in the sixth Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition). The four-day exhibition (April 6-9, 2014) drew... read more
Finalists for the fifth annual Showroom of the Year Awards have been announced. The awards, which honor the top lighting retailers in North America, are presented by Residential Lighting and Dallas Market Center. “Lighting... read more
Holtkötter Intl. Inc. has filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy code. The Minnesota-based company is the North American distribution partner for German lighting manufacturer Holtkötter. The filing is an attempt to... read more
On March 25, 2014, Honda marked the opening of Honda Smart Home US at the University of California, Davis, showcasing technologies that enable zero-net-energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village... read more
Lamps Plus will unveil new mini pendant lights by Jamie Young Co. at the spring High Point Market, April 7, 2014. Inspired by the materials, textures and colors Young encountered during her travels through India, the hand-... read more
Nuevo has hired Todd Hady as Vice President of Sales. Hady, an industry vet with more than 35 years of executive sales experience, was most recently Vice President of Sales for Kincaid Furniture for 10 years. He also spent... read more
AFX Inc. announced the appointment of Tim Tevyaw as President of AFX. Bill Solomon, current President, will transition to the role of CEO for AFX. Tevyaw, a 15-year veteran of AFX, most recently served as Vice President of... read more
Twenty-six commercial LED outdoor lighting products were recognized for excellence by the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition on Feb. 26, 2014. Several award-winning products with... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced its 2014 seminar schedule. Attendees will earn Learning Units from the American Institute of Architects and/or Continuing Education Units.... read more
Stein World announced that it has promoted Adam Firrone to the role of Merchandise Manager. Firrone has been serving as Merchandising Assistant for the past 2 years and has more than 15 years of industry sales, showroom... read more
American Lighting Assn. (ALA) President and CEO Dick Upton has been selected to receive the 2014 Hall of Fame Award at the Annual Conference in Nashville. Upton has more than 55 years of experience as a professional... read more
MaxLite appointed Jay Lee to the newly created position of General Manager, Western Office, and Fred Kim to Warehouse Manager at its MaxLite West facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Lee reports to Todd Kim, General Manager of... read more
Total Lighting Concepts Inc. (TLC) is a new commercial account rep firm for Nora Lighting. TLC will represent products in the Nora Lighting and NSpec Architectural Lighting lines. NSpec is the specifier and architectural... read more
Toshiba Intl. Corp. (TIC) has announced a reorganization affecting its LED Lighting Systems division. Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corp. (TLT), headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan, is responsible for Toshiba’s global... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The new members of the board, who begin their three-year term this year, are: Gat Caperton, President and CEO of Caperton... read more
MaxLite announced the appointment of Rich Matthews to Regional Vice President of Sales, North Central Region and Canada. Matthews reports directly to Executive Vice President Thomas Rhee. “Richard comes aboard with more than... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss, Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted Michael Wolf to Vice President of Customer Service and Stephanie Wilcox to Director of E-Commerce... read more
The National Kitchen and Bath Assn. (NKBA) has released the findings from its 2014 Design Trends Survey. Four hundred and twenty kitchen and bathroom professionals participated this year, and major takeaways indicate that... read more
To meet the increased demand for specification projects and new products from distributors and other industry professionals, MaxLite has created a Lighting Application and Certification department at its MaxLite West... read more
ART Conference 2014, produced by the home accents industry association ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network, will be held May 1-4, 2014, at Paradise Point in San Diego. In its 22nd program year, the conference... read more

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