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. […]

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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 […]

Neda Farzan Joins Nora Lighting

Neda Farzan Joins Nora Lighting As Business Development Analyst

Nora Lighting: Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting founders Fred and Jilla Farzan have announced that their daughter, Neda, has joined the company as a Business Development Analyst. She is currently completing a rotational program in all Nora Lighting departments to gain insights into corporate operations and the lighting industry. “Neda has proven business skills and, obviously, […]

Arteriors Partners With Designer Windsor Smith

Arteriors Home Partners With Designer Windsor Smith

Dallas-based Arteriors has announced its latest guest designer collaboration will be with renowned Los Angeles-based interior designer Windsor Smith. The Windsor Smith Arteriors Collection will reflect a modern design sensibility with a lyrical bend on traditional aesthetics and combine unique shapes, textures, and materials. “Windsor is an icon in the interior design community and her […]

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 […]


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 […]