David Shiller and Gary Flamm Launch Educational Program

Lighting Veterans David Shiller & Gary Flamm Launch Educational Program

David Shiller – inventor of the GU24 self-ballasted lamp, recipient of the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Pillar of the Industry Award in 2013, and founder of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Lighting Solution Development – has teamed up with Gary Flamm, a former California regulator with the CA Energy Commission who helped write many of California’s most influential […]

HERA Lighting Adds Territory and Promotes Daniel Shaver

HERA Lighting Adds Territory, Promotes Daniel Shaver

Norcross, Ga.-based cabinet, furniture, and display lighting company Hera has established a new South Central sales region and appointed Daniel Shaver to Outside Sales Manager to handle that territory. Shaver has been with Hera Lighting for two years as Inside Sales for Canada and has been instrumental in growing the Canadian market. “Daniel has worked […]

Crystorama Inks Deal With Libby Langdon

Crystorama Inks Deal With Libby Langdon

Westbury, N.Y.-based lighting manufacturer Crystorama has announced a licensing partnership with interior designer Libby Langdon that will include multiple collections reflecting Langdon’s updated traditional design aesthetic. Launched in spring 2014, the Libby Langdon Collection for Crystorama includes chandeliers, sconces, plus ceiling-mount fixtures and will be on display in the company’s Dallas showroom (3503 TM) during […]

Generation Brands Promotes Joe Higgins and Josh Weiss

Generation Brands Promotes Joe Higgins & Josh Weiss

Skokie, Ill.-based Generation Brands – the parent company to Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting, and Tech Lighting – has promoted Joe Higgins to Chairman of the Board, while Josh Weiss will take over Higgins’ current post as CEO. These changes will be effective as of June 1. Joe Higgins, Generation Brands […]

Thumprints Joins Framburg Family of Companies

Thumprints Joins American Lighting Brands Family

The recent 2014 ARTS Award Finalist in the Portable Lamps category, Little Rock, Ark.-based Thumprints is the newest company to join the fold at American Lighting Brands, the Chicago-based parent company of Framburg, Arroyo Craftsman, House of Troy, and G. Scatchard. Malcolm Tripp, president/owner of American Lighting Brands, has a solid reputation for assisting small […]

Lighting Solution Development President David Shiller

The End Of Residential Lighting Utility Rebates?

For a long time, we’ve known that the lighting markets would crash in 10 years, due to the long life of LEDs. 10 years seemed a long way off. However, when I reviewed the ENERGY STAR Roadmapping presentations by the utilities, I see there is an equally large disruption coming in the next 5 years……the […]

Meletio Lighting and Electric acquired by Pacific NW Co

Meletio Lighting & Electric Supply To Join Seattle Lighting & Globe Lighting

Dolan Northwest LLC, Portland-based parent company to Pacific Northwest showrooms Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, and Builders Lighting and the online store DestinationLighting.com as well as the hospitality division named Dolan Hospitality, has acquired Meletio Lighting and Electrical Supply in Dallas. The 94-year old Meletio Lighting is well-known in the housing and hospitality markets and comes […]


Light + Building Report

There were plenty of original decorative designs using LED, but controlling the light source via dimming and “smart” controls was the key take away. Not only has the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services gotten bigger – this week’s 2014 edition of Light + Building offered 2,458 exhibitors – but that its […]

Holtkoetter Files for Bankruptcy

Holtkoetter Int’l Files for Bankruptcy

South St. Paul, Minn.-based Holtkoetter International – the North American partner of renowned German lighting manufacturer Holtkoetter Leuchten GmbH in Lippstadt – has filed for bankruptcy. The North American company is undergoing reorganization with the intent of continuing to manufacture, distribute, and market the same products as it has in the past. The new management […]

AFX Appoints Tim Tevyaw as President

AFX Appoints Tim Tevyaw as President

Waukegan, Ill.-based AFX Inc. (formerly American Fluorescent), has promoted Tim Tevyaw to President of AFX. The current and long-time president, Bill Solomon, will transition to the role of CEO. A 15-year veteran of AFX, Tevyaw most recently served as VP/Sales & Marketing where he led sales growth recovery from the start of the recession in […]