The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) inducted Zia Eftekhar (pictured), CEO of Philips Lighting North America and 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, into the Lighting Hall of Fame at the ALA Annual Conference in Palm... read more
Winners of the 2011 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition (pictured) were announced at a breakfast meeting on the last day of the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference at the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, on Sept. 13. The... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) presented its Pillar of the Industry Awards during the closing gala at its 2011 Conference at the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, on Sept. 13. The awards recognize up to three ALA members (one... read more
Fanimation President Nathan Frampton (pictured, with Residential Lighting Publisher and Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl) took home Residential Lighting’s 2011 Industry Leadership Award at the American Lighting Assn.’s (ALA... read more
Lloyd Gottesman (pictured with his wife Sheila), the second-generation owner of Royalite Lighting Centers, died on Aug. 27, just a week shy of his 87th birthday. Lloyd’s son Dean Gottesman, who is now Executive Vice... read more
Cree purchased Ruud Lighting, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of LED outdoor lighting, on Aug. 17 for an estimated cost of $525 million. Michelle Murray, Head of Corporate Communications at Cree, says the acquisition came... read more
Phillips Lighting & Home’s new showroom, which opened in May in Modesto, CA, offers customers an entirely new experience that’s just across the parking lot from its old location. The smaller space allowed the owners to... read more
Jim Toole, a sales rep in the northeastern United States, died Aug. 20 after a brief, serious illness. He was 55. Jim spent his entire career doing sales for electric and lighting companies, including most recently... read more
The Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center recently announced the finalists for the 23rd Annual ARTS Awards. The winners will be announced on Jan. 21 at a new location – the Hilton Anatole, which was... read more
Generation Brands recently announced plans to consolidate some of its services to different locations in an effort to make the company more efficient. As a result, the company will lay off over 10 percent of its employees... read more
The grand prize winner of the 2010 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes, sponsored by the American Lighting Association (ALA), recently completed her $5,000 makeover. Elisa Marra’s name was randomly selected from nearly 28,000... read more
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently named trade show executive Tom Conley (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing former CEO Brian Casey, who left in the spring. Conley is the owner of TPC &... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first recipient of the prestigious L Prize competition on Aug. 3, naming Philips Lighting North America as the winner of the 60W replacement category. The DOE launched the L... read more
Edythe Director, who helped her husband Arthur start Connecticut Lighting Centers, died on July 21 after a long illness. Edythe, a resident of both Cromwell, CT, and Boynton Beach, FL, was 78. Edythe’s son, David, who is now... read more
The hottest weather of the year couldn’t dampen the spirits of those attending Bulbrite’s 40th anniversary celebration on July 22 at the company’s headquarters in Moonachie, NJ. The company honored around 100 customers,... read more
ELK Lighting purchased Bailey Street Holding Co., a distributor of accent furniture, case goods and mirrors, from Red River Ventures on Aug. 1, marking the company’s fifth acquisition in the last year. ELK CEO Bradford Smith... read more
If you are heading to the Las Vegas Market next week, I want to call your attention to several events happening at the show. You are probably well aware by now that former President Bill Clinton will be giving the keynote... read more
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has taken on the new light bulb energy efficiency requirements, which go into effect in 2012 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. According to... read more
Allan Palecek, CEO, founder and lead designer of Palecek, will be the next Academy of Achievement Award recipient, the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center announced recently. Palecek will accept the... read more
ELK Lighting recently purchased Rhode Island-based lighting manufacturer Nulco Lighting and is in the process of moving Nulco’s operations to its Pennsylvania facilities. Order fulfillment for Nulco is expected to resume by... read more

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