Barbara Barry Las Vegas Market Design Icon

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 […]

Generation Brands Will Ambroson

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. […]


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 […]


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 […]

Tech Lighting Kim Kil Midwest Region Sales Manager

Tech Lighting Hires Kim Kil As Midwest Region Sales Manager

Tech Lighting has appointed 13-year lighting industry veteran Kim Kil as Midwest Region Sales Manager. “Kim’s experience in working with showroom managers, architects, engineers, lighting designers, and distributors gives her a unique view of the market landscape and makes her a valuable addition to our team,” notes VP/Sales for Tech & LBL Steve Hurley. Kil’s […]

Sea Gull Lighting Pete Gamber Central Region Sales Manager

Sea Gull Lighting Promotes Pete Gamber To Central Region Sales Manager

Sea Gull Lighting has promoted Pete Gamber to the position of Central Regional Sales Manager. His territory will be Alabama, Arkansas, northwest Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, east Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Travis Wilcox remains Sea Gull Lighting’s West Regional Sales Manager, and Keith Conley continues as the […]

Wattstopper Bob Bonacci

Bob Bonacci Named Vice President Of Sales At WattStopper

Santa Clara, Calif.-based WattStopper has appointed Bob Bonacci as VP/Sales. In this role, Bonacci will lead the company’s North American sales team. Bonacci comes to WattStopper with 23 years of sales experience in the electrical device industry, including more than eight years with Legrand where he held increasingly senior positions, most recently as VP/Strategic Accounts […]