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David Stark
Arizona-based lighting rep David Stark died unexpectedly due to a ruptured blood vessel in his lung on July 17. A lover of hot dogs (he ate one almost every day), Hawaii and photo bombing — he never missed a photo op —... read more
Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Effective July 1, 2016, Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will take an academic sabbatical. During this time, Mariana Figueiro, LRC Light & Health Program... read more
Acolyte LED announced Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) as its Southern California agent. “It is our strategy to have the No. 1 specification agency in all major markets,” said Travis Jones, North American President of... read more
Goombay Bash 2016, Lighting One, Satco, Lighting by Fox
The 16th annual Goombay Bash held Saturday, July 16, was hosted by Hortons Home Lighting, La Grange, IL, along with its organization The H Foundation, and was presented by Cadillac of Naperville. Located in the Grand... read more
Targetti USA has experienced exponential sales growth since it official launch in the North American market in September. To support customer expansion across the country, and to meet the increasing demands of the... read more
Fanimation, Alex Ostrovsky
Alex Ostrovsky was promoted to National Sales Manager of Fanimation. “Alex has demonstrated an enormous level of dedication to Fanimation since first joining the team in 2013 as a Business Development Specialist,” said... read more
Steve Crawford has joined the Dale Tiffany staff as its Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “I have admired Dale Tiffany for a very long time and am thrilled to join this incredible leadership team, which averages close... read more
David Yu, Lite Source
David Lu, founder, President and CEO of Lite Source Inc. died due to complications from a brainstem tumor. He was 63. “It goes without saying that David’s presence and zest for life will be greatly missed," says Bob Baker,... read more
Diane Pena, EarthTronics
EarthTronics has appointed Diane Pena as Regional Sales Manager. Pena will be responsible for commercial sales through manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, lighting showrooms, ESCOs, contractors and national... read more
Dallas Market Center, Residential Lighting and enLIGHTenment magazine announced the winners of the third annual Market Choice Awards during Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show. Lighting manufacturers who... read more
Dallas Market Center and Residential Lighting announced the winners of the seventh annual Showroom of the Year Awards during the opening night of the summer edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show. The... read more
Nicole Bowling Residential Lighting
Nicole Bowling has been named Editor in Chief of Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast magazines, effective July 1. This promotion from Managing Editor, a role Bowling has held since 2012, comes as the publications... read more
The inaugural list of lighting exhibitors for Light + Design on Ten was announced by Dallas Market Center (DMC). “The companies participating in Light + Design On Ten represent some of the strongest brands and most... read more
In the wake of new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge made during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Department of Energy announced funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-... read more
Acclaim Lighting Inc. has acquired the assets of Trend Lighting Corp. “We are excited to associate ourselves with the Trend brand, which has been a symbol of style and quality for 35 years,” said Ray Dallavecchia III, CEO of... read more
Häfele America Co., Ribbon Cutting
Häfele America Co. opened its third self-operated distribution center on Friday, June 3 in Mechanicsburg, PA. The 75,000-square-foot showroom will service the entire Northeast United States, as far west as Michigan and as... read more
Park Lighting, Charity Day, Canadian Red Cross
On Saturday, June 4, Park Lighting, along with sister stores Cartwright Lighting and Christopher Clayton Furniture, hosted a Charity Day to raise funds to support those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires in Alberta,... read more
Lighting One Convention, Mark Brunetz, Matt Belcher, Randy Pennington
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and Lighting One are partnering to provide educational sessions on business and housing during June Lightovation in Dallas. ALA members who are not members of Lighting One are now welcome to... read more
Kevin Westerhouse, COO, Surya
Surya has named Kevin Westerhouse as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Westerhouse will oversee Surya’s day-to-day operations and core functional areas, including customer care, human resources, IT, inventory,... read more
ART Conference 2016
ART – The Creative Home Furnishings Network held its 2016 ART Conference May 19-22 at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans. Traditionally an annual event that changes location from year to year, the group chose not to hold a 2015... read more

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