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Critically acclaimed interior designer and author Barbara Barry will be honored as the 2014 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 26-30, 2014. Barbara Barry is among the world’s most prominent and talented... read more
Two more interface specifications for LED light engines have been published by the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga is an international organization that is enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different... read more
ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network, announced that effective Nov. 1, 2013, the newly elected board of directors took over governance of the home accents industry association. The new board members are: Officers... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors voted unanimously to name Eric Jacobson, current ALA Vice President of Membership Development Services and Administration, as the next president of the association,... read more
Emporium Home of Little Rock, AR, an emerging resource for high-style home furnishings, will receive the Rising Star Award at the 25th Annual ARTS Awards on Sat., Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the Winter... read more
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

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