Pamela St Martin Joins Van Teal

Lighting Industry Veteran Pamela St. Martin Joins Van Teal

Pamela St. Martin has been named VP/Sales & Marketing for Miami-based Van Teal Lighting. After several years as an independent business consultant, St. Martin has rejoined the lighting industry full-time with the Van Teal appointment and will be based in Houston, Texas. “Over the past 20+ years, I’ve developed a great friendship with the Van […]

Humanscale Hires George Kodaris

Humanscale Hires George Kordaris As Global Director Of Research & Design

New York City-based Humanscale – a designer and manufacturer of ergonomic solutions for home, work, and healthcare spaces – welcomes industry veteran George Kordaris back as its Global Director of Research & Design. He has worked in a number of high-level positions at companies such as Vitra, Knoll, and Herman Miller. Kordaris will oversee the […]

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American Lighting Association Appoints Eric Jacobson President

The American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Board of Governors voted unanimously to name Eric Jacobson as its new President, following the retirement of Dick Upton in January 2015.  Jacobson has served as VP/Membership Development Services & Administration since coming on board as part of the “New ALA” in January 1994. After Upton’s retirement announcement during the […]

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Las Vegas Market Honors Barbara Barry as Design Icon

Critically acclaimed interior designer and author Barbara Barry will be honored as the 2014 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market next month. She is among the world’s most prominent and talented designers with designs that range from elegant interiors to an extensive portfolio of home furnishings. “The incomparable Barbara Barry is truly an American […]

Kichler Hires Ron Devorsky as National Sales Manager

Kichler Lighting Hires Ron Devorsky as National Sales Manager

Cleveland-based Kichler Lighting has named Ron Devorsky as National Sales Manager. He will be responsible for the planning and execution of all sales strategies and programs in Kichler’s dealer channel. Most recently Devorsky was VP/Sales for Sherwin-Williams, where he held various positions over the last 24 years, including district general manager and VP/Marketing & New […]

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Generation Brands Hires Will Ambroson As National Merchandising Manager

Generation Brands has hired Will Ambroson as National Merchandising Manager for its Sea Gull Lighting and Feiss-Monte Carlo brands. In this role, he will manage product merchandising for national and regional trade shows-such as the Dallas International Lighting Markets where both Feiss-Monte Carlo and Sea Gull Lighting have showrooms-plus the International Builders’ Show, where Sea […]

SORAA Appoints Jeffery Parker As CEO

SORAA Appoints Lighting Veteran Jeffery Parker As CEO

Fremont, Calif.-based Soraa, a leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, has hired Jeffery Parker has as the new Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned lighting executive and innovator, Parker will leverage his business acumen, acquired expertise grooming companies to financial maturity, and his reputation as one of the industry’s primary thought-leaders to propel Soraa forward. […]

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In Memoriam: John McKiernan

The entire lighting community, employees of Lutron Electronics, the executive team at the American Lighting Association (ALA) and its membership, mourn the loss of industry icon John McKiernan, vice chairman of Lutron Electronics.   Just last month, John was honored by his peers during the ALA Conference in Austin with his induction into the ALA’s Lighting […]

Becky Fletcher To Design Product For IMAX Worldwide Home

Becky Fletcher To Design For IMAX Worldwide Home

IMAX Worldwide Home has announced a licensing agreement with designer Becky Fletcher. Her new collection of fashion-forward lighting and shades will debut at the Fall High Point Market. “We are very excited about our newest collaboration,” says Rex Yoakley, VP/Sales for IMAX. “Becky not only brings style and design to the table, [but also] 15 […]

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Founder of GuildMaster Joins Uttermost

Rocky Mount, Va.-based Uttermost, manufactures of home lighting and decor, has announced that Jim Parsons – who founded GuildMaster in 1981 alongside his wife, Ellie, and served as the company’s CEO and designer – is now designing products for the Uttermost. In the years since he sold GuildMaster in 2001 to Decorize (which then changed […]