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 […]

Surya VP Sales Jim Curtin

Industry Veteran Jim Curtin Joins Surya as VP Sales

Calhoun, Ga.-based Surya has appointed Jim Curtin as VP/Sales & National Accounts. Curtin will oversee the development and growth of the company’s national accounts strategy across its multiple product lines (which now includes lighting and accessories) as well as lead the expansion of Surya’s sales initiatives within the floor covering segment. For the past 22 […]

IALD Professional Member Jay Wratten

IALD Welcomes Jay Wratten As A Professional Member

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has accepted Jay Wratten, an associate with WSP Group’s Boulder, Colo. office, as a Professional member of IALD. He has been an integral part of the WSP lighting group since 2006, after four years at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in San Francisco. He holds a bachelor’s degree […]

Maxlite Manager David Delgado

MaxLite Creates New Department, Promotes David Delgado

To meet the increased demand for specification projects and new products from distributors and other industry professionals, MaxLite® has created a Lighting Application and Certification department at its MaxLite West facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and has appointed David M. Delgado as manager. For the past two years, Delgado has served as the company’s lighting […]


ALA Appoints Justin Neumann as Vice President of Government Affairs

The American Lighting Association (ALA), headquartered in Dallas, has hired Justin E. Neumann as VP/Government Affairs. He is currently the Director/Government Relations with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and a graduate of Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Neumann has gained significant experience with lighting issues from his work at […]

Generation Brands

Generation Brands Promotes Michael Wolf & Stephanie Wilcox

Skokie, Ill.-based Generation Brands – the parent company of Feiss, Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting, and Sea Gull Lighting – has promoted Michael Wolf to VP/Customer Service and Stephanie Wilcox to Director/E-Commerce & National Accounts. Michael Wolf, VP/Customer Service Stephanie Wilcox, Director/E-Commerce & National Accounts   Wolf joined Generation Brands in 2006 as Customer […]

Orbit Industries

Orbit Hires Two New Regional Sales Managers

Orbit Industries has appointed Marcus Bannerman as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Jerry Kehoe as Western Regional Sales Manager. “We are very fortunate to bring both Marcus and Jerry on board the Orbit team. They are electrical industry veterans who have worked in all areas of the business and who have many years of valuable […]

MaxLite Human Resources Manager Caroline Nagya

MaxLite Appoints Caroline Nagya as Human Resources Manager

West Caldwell, N,J.-based ,MaxLite® has hired Caroline Nagy as Human Resources Manager. She will report directly to Yon Sung, President and CEO of MaxLite. “The strategic appointment of Caroline will drive forward our personnel agenda as we plan for continual growth and customer support,” Sung says. “With her impressive track record, Caroline will play a […]