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In Memoriam: Bruce Haynes

Long-time lighting and furniture representative Bruce Eric Haynes, a resident of Suffern, N.Y., passed away on June 10 at the age of 69. Born in New York City to the late Jerome and Georgia Haynes, Bruce also proudly served as an auxiliary police officer in Suffern. An avid golfer, he served for many years on […]

Universal Lighting Technologies OEM NE Regional Sales Manager David Mendes

Universal Taps David Mendes as OEM Regional Sales Manager

Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies has hired industry veteran David Mendes to its team as the new OEM Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast region of the United States. Mendes joins Universal with 14+ years of electrical industry experience including distribution and lighting services. Since graduating from Long Island University in 2007 with a degree in […]

Denny Rehm Retires

Wish Denny Rehm a Happy Retirement at Golden Lighting in Dallas

50-year lighting veteran Denny Rehm, VP/Sales of Golden Lighting, will retire in December. Denny Rehm has seen a lot of changes to the lighting industry since he began his career back in October 1965. One of the most striking changes, he points out, has been the migration of domestic manufacturers to facilities overseas. The concept […]

MaxLite Appoints Donille Perrone to Marketing Director

MaxLite Appoints Donille Perrone to Marketing Director

West Caldwell, N.J.-based MaxLite, a manufacturer of energy-efficient lamps and lighting fixtures, has named Donille Perrone as Director of Marketing. Perrone brings more than 15 years of marketing experience and will report directly to Thomas Rhee, Executive Vice President. “Donille is an accomplished, high-energy marketing executive with a solid background in the lighting and energy […]

Ron Naus Of B-K Lighting Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ron Naus of B-K Lighting

Ronald S. Naus, President of B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination in Madera, Calif., passed away May 31 at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife, Danielle; their two children, Christian and Kai; his mother Belinda; sister Linda; and brother Rich. Raised on Long Island, N.Y., Naus spent his formative years in McHenry, […]


LumenOptix Appoints Donnie Miller to Advisory Board

Montgomeryville, Pa.-based LumenOptix, a leader in innovative design for the built environment, has named industry veteran Donnie Miller to its advisory board. A veteran with 40+ years of sales, marketing, operations, and executive management experience in the lighting industry, Miller was instrumental in the growth of such companies as Metalux as well as USI Lighting/Lighting […]

Ryan Ranzino Named VP Sales for Crystorama

Ryan Ranzino Named VP/Sales for Crystorama

Recognizing his leadership and 10+ years of experience in the lighting industry, Ryan Ranzino has been promoted from National Sales Manager to VP/Sales for Long Island, N.Y.-based lighting manufacturer Crystorama. “We’re a small, family-owned company so it’s not unusual for our employees to wear many hats and Ryan has been integral to our process,” says […]

Lighting Industry Mourns the Loss of James Neufeld

Lighting Industry Mourns the Loss of James Neufeld

Seattle native James Neufeld passed away unexpectedly on April 26. He grew up in the business, working at his father’s lighting store (Pacific Northwest Lighting) from a young age. In addition to achieving ALA Lighting Specialist certification, he was well-respected among Greater Seattle builders for his expertise in offering lighting packages and plans that met […]

Creston CTO Fred Bargetzi

Crestron Appoints Fred Bargetzi as Chief Technology Officer

Rockleigh, N.J.based Crestron has named Fred Bargetzi as Chief Technology Officer, where he will continue to oversee the technology and engineering aspects of the business. Bargetzi joined Crestron 25 years ago and has been instrumental in growing and shaping the company to its current role as an industry leader. He has served a number of […]

Nuevo Head of Sales Todd Hady

Todd Hady Joins Nuevo as Head of Sales

Toronto-based home furnishings and lighting brand Nuevo has hired Todd Hady as VP/Sales. For the past 10 years, Hady has served as VP/Sales for Kincaid Furniture. Prior to that appointment, he spent 25 years at Rhodes Furniture as a regional vice president. Hady will report to Doug Leuty, Nuevo’s VP/Finance. “Nuevo has an ardent following […]