Kurt Freiler Co-Founder of Artisan House Dies

Kurt Freiler, Co-Founder of Artisan House, Dies at Age 103

Kurt Freiler, a founding partner of Artisan House along with the late Jerry Fels, has passed away at the age of 103. Fels died in 2007 at the age of 90. Wall decor and sculpture company Artisan House began with Kurt Freiler and Jerry Fels in 1964. Freiler, a German immigrant and manufacturing expert with […]

Luminance Appoints New Positions

Luminance Lighting Announces Executive Changes

Luminance Lighting Announces Executive Changes: Eric Allen has been promoted from VP/Operations to President and CEO of Luminance. He brings more than 10 years of management experience, including more than three years at Luminance. Prior to his appointment to VP/Operations, he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Engineering from California State University of Long Beach. […]

IMC Las Vegas Market Consultant Nicole Hoppen

IMC Appoints Nicole Hoppen as Consultant for Las Vegas Market

The International Market Centers (IMC) has hired veteran real estate & leasing manager Nicole Hoppen as a consultant, effective May 28. Most recently, Hoppen was Leasing Manager of Home Accents & Fine Linens Showrooms for AmericasMart Atlanta, and will report to Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift & Home Décor at International Market Centers. Hoppen will […]

Hera Lighting Laura Martin Inside Sales Rep

Hera Lighting Appoints Laura Martin as West Coast Inside Sales Rep

Norcross, Ga.-based cabinet, furniture, and display lighting manufacturer Hera Lighting has named Laura Martin to the position of Inside Sales Representative for the West Coast. “We are thrilled to have Laura as our newest team member,” says Brad Stewart, Director of Sales. “She is very experienced in account management, inside sales, and team dynamics and […]

Chris-Wolkowicz CRL Lighting Agency

CRL Lighting Agency appoints Christopher Wolkowicz as Sales Rep

Chas Lassoff, principal of CRL Lighting Agency in Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Chris Wolkowicz as an associate sales rep. Wolkowicz has 13 years of experience in lighting showrooms, distribution, and project sales. “Chris is going to make a strong impact on the superior level of service and sales we offer you every day,” […]

Tech & LBL Lighting Welcomes Jessica Oei as Western Regional Sales Manager

Tech & LBL Lighting Welcomes Jessica Oei as Western Regional Sales Manager

Tech & LBL Lighting Welcomes Jessica Oei as Western Regional Sales Manager: Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting Vice President Steve Hurley have announced the hiring of Jessica Oei in dual roles as Tech Lighting’s Western Regional Sales Manager-covering California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska and Western Canada-and as Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting Internet […]

Sea Gull Lighting Tom-Nash Stephanie Wilcox

Sea Gull Lighting Promotes Tom Nash, Hires Stephanie Wilcox

Sea Gull Lighting has promoted industry veteran Tom Nash to its newly created role of Director/Ambiance® Lighting Systems and has hired building materials industry expert Stephanie D. Wilcox as its new e-Commerce and National Accounts Manager. Nash will oversee the line’s product development, sales team, and product training. Previously, he handled day-to-day operations for the […]

ELK Hire Brad Cook As National Sales Manager

ELK Lighting Hires Brad Cook As National Sales Manager

ELK Lighting Hires Brad Cook As National Sales Manager: ELK Group International has named Brad Cook to the newly created position of National Sales Manager, reporting to John Haste, VP/Sales & Marketing. Before joining ELK, Cook spent the last eight years in a variety of positions with Memphis-based Creative Co-op Inc., most recently as VP/Sales.  He […]

Chelsea House Design Consultant Lisa Kahn

Lisa Kahn Joins Chelsea House as Design Consultant

Interior designer Lisa Kahn has joined manufacturer Chelsea House as Design Consultant. Kahn will retain her interior design firm based in Naples, Fla., but will also work with company president Bill Cain of Chelsea House in the development of product for the high-end line plus handle showroom design and layout. Chelsea House debuted The Lisa […]

Phillips Collection Larry Philips In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Larry Phillips, co-founder of Phillips Collection

Larry Phillips, who co-founded furniture, accessories and lighting manufacturer Phillips Collection,  recently passed away at age 95. According to his grandson, Jason Phillips, vp/Creative Director at Phillips Collection, “If you asked Larry Phillips what he was, he’d say ‘a businessman.’ If you asked anyone who knew Larry what he was, the answer would be more […]