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Orbit Industries has hired Marcus Bannerman to oversee eastern regional sales and Jerry Kehoe to handle western regional sales. “We are very fortunate to bring both Marcus and Jerry on board the Orbit team," said President... read more
Feiss-Monte Carlo announced that The Dover Agency is its 2013 Sales Representative of the Year. The award was part of the sister brands’ Annual Sales Representative Award ceremony, which honored nine Feiss-Monte Carlo sales... read more
The 26th annual Lightfair Intl., the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will take place in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 3-7, 2015. The 2015 location... read more
Harry Gilham, Jr., founder of Georgia Lighting, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at age 84. Born Jan. 25, 1930, Gilham graduated from Emory University with highest honors before serving his country as a Naval Officer on the USS... read more
Gross Electric was selected as one of The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined by an employee survey, which is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, a research firm on organizational health and... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted 14-year company veteran Matt Vollmer to President of Feiss-Monte Carlo in addition to his current... read more
Houzz has introduced Site Designer, a free website design and publishing tool that enables professionals with a Houzz profile to easily create a beautiful website that works seamlessly on phones, tablets and desktops. The... read more
Jeffrey L. Portman Sr. has been selected to serve as Vice Chairman of AMC Inc. effective immediately. Portman has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta-based AMC Inc. for the past 13 years and he will... read more
MaxLite is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide energy-efficient lighting for Habitat ReStore resale outlet customers nationwide. As part of the partnership, Habitat ReStore began selling discounted Energy Star®-... read more
The January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market signaled a strong start to 2014 with increases in attendance across multiple regions and categories, including lighting. “Commerce came full circle in Dallas as hundreds of new... read more
Founder of third-generation lighting store Lighting Etc. Robert M. Cooper Sr., known as “Paw-Paw,” passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in North Richland Hills, TX. Cooper and his wife, Norma, opened their own lighting... read more
ELK Group Intl. has promoted industry veteran John Haste to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As part of this new position, Haste will also be in charge of managing the company’s hospitality division, ELK... read more
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

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