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Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]

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Winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Awards Announced at ALA Conference

Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Winners Announced! On September 16, at one of the most highly attended conferences of the American Lighting Association (ALA) – held this year in Nashville – the names of the winning companies and their respective energy-saving products were revealed during a special ceremony. The annual Lighting for Tomorrow design competition challenges […]

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A New Era Begins – ALA Leadership Transition

In his last few months as President and CEO of ALA, Dick Upton reflects on his tenure at ALA plus the  challenges the lighting industry has faced — and overcome. If it weren’t for a chance meeting with a man who was involved with the National Chamber of Commerce, Dick Upton might have become a […]

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ALA Offers CLC Courses at the June Dallas Market

Lighting buyers and store owners looking to increase their lighting knowledge will find what they’re looking for at the International Lighting Market held at the Dallas Market Center this week (June 18-21). The seminar topics were carefully chosen to reflect the rapidly changing technology developments affecting the lighting retail business.   With the advent of […]

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ALA Appoints Justin Neumann as Vice President of Government Affairs

The American Lighting Association (ALA), headquartered in Dallas, has hired Justin E. Neumann as VP/Government Affairs. He is currently the Director/Government Relations with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and a graduate of Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Neumann has gained significant experience with lighting issues from his work at […]

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Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Competition Launched

Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Competition Launched Energy efficient lighting design competition features lighting controls, LED fixtures, retrofit kits, replacement lamps, and OLED fixtures   Lighting for Tomorrow launched its twelfth consecutive annual competition at the Dallas Market, January 15-19. In 2014, Lighting for Tomorrow is looking for products that meet market price points as part […]

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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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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 […]

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Lighting for Tomorrow 2013 Winners Announced

Lighting for Tomorrow 2013 Awards Announced!   The winners of the much-anticipated annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition were announced at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference in Lost Pines, Tx., and included both companies that are not widely known in the residential side of the lighting industry as well as those more familiar to distributors. […]

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Beth Bentley Answers the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the ALA Conference

We sat down with Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Beth Bentley, director/Conferences for the American Lighting Association (ALA) to learn the ins and outs of organizing the annual gathering. enLIGHTenment Magazine:  How and when do you decide where the conference will be? Beth Bentley:  We typically look three to four years ahead of where we’d like […]