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 […]

B-K Lighting

B-K Lighting Outdoor & Architectural Lighting Promotes Ryan Berrios

Ryan Berrios, a 21-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to the position of National Sales Manager for B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination. His diligent work ethic and willingness to assume more areas of responsibility throughout the operation transitioned from production into Technical Sales. In the 21 years of his employment, he has developed […]

Feiss Monte Carlo President Matt Vollmer

Matt Vollmer Promoted to President of Feiss-Monte Carlo

Skokie, Ill.-based Generation Brands – the parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting, and Sea Gull Lighting – has promoted 14-year company veteran Matt Vollmer to President of Feiss-Monte Carlo in addition to his current position as President of Sea Gull Lighting and Ambiance Lighting System brands. Prior to Vollmer’s promotion to Sea […]


ELK Promotes Haste & Ashley

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International has promoted industry veteran John Haste to Senior VP/Sales & Marketing and James Ashley to the position of Senior Vice President. Haste joined ELK in 2009 as VP/Sales & Marketing, spearheading the expansion into the home furnishings channel. He was instrumental in establishing a furniture and accessories sales force as […]


In Memoriam: Harry Gilham of Georgia Lighting/World Imports

Harry Leonidas Gilham Jr., founder of one of the industry’s best-known and most successful retail showrooms Georgia Lighting and later World Imports Co., died February 2 at age 84 from complications after a heart attack at an Atlanta hospital. Gilham graduated from Emory University’s business school in Atlanta with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. […]

enLIGHTenment news

Feiss-Monte Carlo Appoints Greg Vandia As VP/Sales

After serving in a sales consultant capacity for Feiss-Monte Carlo for several months, Greg Vandia has rejoined the company full time as its new VP/Sales. In addition to a wealth of experience in the lighting industry overall, Vandia has worked with Feiss for more than 21 years in various positions, including President. He will start […]


Co-Founder of Adesso, Peggy Traub Dies

Earlier today, the home décor industry lost a great innovator, leader, and Adesso mourns the loss of its President and CEO, Peggy Traub, after a long valiant battle with cancer. In 1994, Peggy Traub started Adesso with business partner, Lee Schaak, and built a successful company in lighting and ready-to-assemble furniture. In addition to being […]

NORKA Hires Jurgen Mattern as Sales-Manager

NORKA Hires Jürgen Mattern as Sales Manager

German lighting manufacturer NORKA has recruited lighting engineer Jürgen Mattern as Sales Manager. Over the past 20 years, he has gathered experience in lighting design, sales and marketing, and project business as well as financial management, production, procurement, and logistics. “I look forward to further expanding NORKA’s market presence in Germany and in international markets,” […]

Bryan Warner Named Senior Director at MaxLite

Bryan Warner Named Senior Director of Sales MaxLite

MaxLite: West Caldwell, N.J.-based MaxLite has appointed Bryan Warner Senior Director of Sales for National Accounts & OEM Commercial. He will report to Executive Vice President Thomas Rhee and work closely with Chris Primous, MaxLite’s VP/OEM sales. “Bryan brings a diverse background supported by 20 years of entrepreneurial sales and marketing experience,” Rhee states. “He […]