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To help bolster customer support in the western region of the United States, MaxLite appointed Bill Larkin as West Coast Production and Warranty Manager. Larkin will report directly to Zenny Haczyk, Director of Global... read more
Orbit Industries has promoted Aaron Jacobs to the new position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jacobs, who joined Orbit in 2002, has held a range of sales positions at the Los Angeles-based electrical products... read more
Nora Lighting has expanded its commercial sales activities in Canada with the appointment of Lumigroup of Montreal. Lumigroup will oversee Nora Lighting commercial accounts throughout the province of Quebec. Jean-Claude... read more
Architect, lighting designer and founder of DPA Lighting Consultants (formerly known as Derek Phillips Assoc.) Derek Phillips died Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013, in the UK at age 90. Phillips pioneered the discipline of independent... read more
To meet the rapidly changing needs of customers and other lighting professionals that work in the field, MaxLite® has launched an easy-to-navigate mobile website that dynamically displays data sheets, images and information... read more
Colleen Visage recently joined Global Views as the Product Development Director. Visage has an extensive 25-year background in the industry, particularly in product development, creative direction and design management.... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) announced that William F. Lacey has joined the company as CFO. As CFO, Lacey will provide day-to-day leadership in all aspects of the finance function across the organization, lead the... read more
On Nov. 2, Dulles Electric Supply (DES) and Bulbrite hosted an event called “Change a Clock, Change a Light Bulb” at the DES showroom in Sterling, VA. The partnership came from discussions between DES and Bulbrite about how... read more
Entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual Showroom of the Year Awards, hosted by Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center, at www.SOTYAwards.com. The awards recognize excellence among lighting showrooms,... read more
Four Hands CEO Matthew Briggs has successfully led a management buyout from private equity partner Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP. The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In the new structure, Briggs... read more
Kichler hired Ron Devorsky as National Sales Manager. Devorsky will be responsible for the planning and execution of all sales strategies and programs in Kichler’s dealer channel. Devorsky comes to Kichler after spending 24... read more
ELK Group Intl. acquired Lazy Susan USA Inc. The acquisition through ELK’s sister company, Mount Summit Lighting Inc., was finalized on Nov. 1, 2013. Lazy Susan, known for its design-driven product assortment, further... read more
Dallas Market Center announced that Thomas O’Brien, a well-known home furnishings retailer and interior designer, will present on Friday, Jan. 17 at noon on the first floor of the World Trade Center during the Dallas Total... read more
Hubbardton Forge’s Cavaletti Collection was honored as the recipient of the 2013 ASFD Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in the lighting category. This marks the ninth time the company has won the Pinnacle award. “The... read more
MaxLite donated $1,500 to Table to Table through the organization’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” program. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects fresh and perishable food that would otherwise be... read more
Leviton has acquired JCC Advanced Lighting, a UK-based leader in LED lighting suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The acquisition establishes Leviton in the UK market and affords the... read more
Generation Brands has hired Will Ambroson in the new role of National Merchandising Manager for its Sea Gull Lighting and Feiss and Monte Carlo brands. Ambroson will manage product merchandising for national and regional... read more
John McKiernan, Vice Chairman of Lutron Electronics since 1990, died on Oct. 21. A 40-year Lutron veteran, McKiernan was 79 years old and played a critical role in the company as well as the community. “John put Lutron on... read more
This year’s Small Business Saturday falls on November 30. The day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a "shop local" initiative that was created to bring awareness to the importance of consumers shopping at... read more
Jeff Parker has joined Soraa as the new CEO. “Jeff is a great addition to Soraa; his proven track record of driving innovative lighting products to the market is remarkable," said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman of Soraa. "Jeff’... read more

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