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 […]

Global Views Colleen Visage

Global Views Names Colleen Visage Director/Product Development

Global Views Names Colleen Visage Director/Product Development: Lighting industry veteran Colleen Visage has been appointed Director of Product Development for ARTS Award-winning decorative accessories and lighting manufacturer Global Views. For the past three years, she served as Director/Product Design & Product Management for the Lighting division of Swarovski. Prior to that, she was in charge of […]

Solais Lighting Sam Newberry

Solais Lighting Appoints Sam Newberry as Senior VP of Sales

Solais Lighting Appoints Sam Newberry as Senior VP of Sales Solais Lighting, Inc., a division of PowerSecure International, and a manufacturer of specification-grade LED fixtures and lamps featuring Luxiance® thermal management and  OPTICS2™ technology, has named Sam Newberry as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. A sales leader with 20+ years of experience in the […]

Generation Brands Maria Scutaro

Maria Scutaro and Generation Brands Part Ways

Industry veteran and long-time Generation Brands employee Maria Scutaro, who most recently served as President of the Feiss-Monte Carlo divisions, will be leaving the organization (which includes LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting, and Tech Lighting) on September 20. Relocation was the crux of the decision. “We sincerely thank Maria for her many contributions, her deep […]