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Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting

Leviton Acquires Birchwood Lighting

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton has completed its acquisition of Birchwood Lighting, a southern California-based designer and manufacturer of high-quality, specification-grade light fixtures with expertise in linear lighting. Birchwood Lighting is the...

Elemental LED Promotes April Mitchell to Senior VP

Emeryville, Calif.-based Elemental LED has promoted April Mitchell to Senior VP/Customer Experience & Marketing. She will be responsible for leading Elemental LED’s global marketing, branding, and communication initiatives, customer support, and...

Targetti Has New Leadership & Ownership

Italian lighting manufacturer Targetti Sankey S.p.A, has announces that it is under the new ownership of the IDeA Capital Funds SGR. In addition, the Fund has appointed Italian native and industry veteran Piercarlo Gramaglia, as the new CEO and...

Editors Note May 2017

There’s Always a First Time! That time-worn cliché is actually quite true. Not only does it sum up the sentiment I heard from some of the winners in our Legends, Leaders, and Luminaries Awards who jumped into the lighting industry with both feet and...

LUMINARY Sales Rep: Pamela Tresp- Progress...

How did you enter the lighting industry? To make a long story short, I met my husband. He owned a busy lighting design firm and I wanted a change from law enforcement. While we were dating, I frequently attended client dinners with him and our...

LUMINARY Retailer: Tim Stumm- Lights Fantastic

How did you enter the lighting industry? This is actually my second career. After I graduated college (with a degree in Business Administration), I was enjoying a great career working in property management. At one point, I had a custom builder...

LUMINARY Manufacturer: Matt John Elemental LED

How did you enter the lighting industry? By chance! A group I was working with helped fund Elemental LED in the early stage. As I investigated the company and became more familiar with the industry and LED technology, I was fascinated by the...

LEADER Sales Rep: Kelly Casagrande- Casagrande...

How did you enter the lighting industry? I had been working for a lumber and building materials distributor until they closed their facility, and I began looking for another position.  I was very young and I answered an ad in the newspaper from...

LEADER Retailer: Ric Jolie- Benson’s Lighting...

How did you enter the lighting industry? While in college in the early 1970s with the goal of attending law school, I came to that proverbial “fork in the road”…and, as Yogi Berra directed…I took it! I had been doing side work as a discotheque DJ...

LEADER Manufacturer:Todd Teiber- Craftmade

How did you enter the lighting industry? I was born into the lighting industry. My dad, Bill Teiber, was a manufacturers’ rep and importer in the residential lighting business.  As a young boy I tagged along with my dad when he called on...

LEGEND Sales Rep: BJ Ferber Bill Ferber &...

How did you enter the lighting industry? I learned a lot about the home furnishings business from my dad, Bill Ferber, Sr., who established his own rep firm and had a permanent showroom in the Dallas Market Center for many years. However I entered...

LEGEND Sales Rep; Howard Ketzner Ketzner...

How did you enter the lighting industry? In 1975, I interviewed at Angelo Brothers Co. (now Westinghouse) and was hired as a sales representative. My primary customers were lamp shops, lighting showrooms, and small regional chain stores. I made many...

LEGEND Retailer: Craig Barre Arrow Lighting

How did you get your start in the industry? At age 14, I asked the owner of Arrow Lamp and Lighting in Larchmont, NY, for a job sweeping the floor and cleaning the chandeliers. That was back in 1969 and I continued working there through high school...

LEGEND Manufacturer: Albert Cohen & (the...

enLIGHTenment Magazine is proud to present the recipients of our annual awards honoring those individuals in our industry who have been nominated by their peers for leading by example, standing out in their field, and inspiring others. How did you...

Big Things, Small Package

Measuring less than 2,000 square feet, Patdo Light Studio is “more than [customers] will ever need” to find just the right lighting for their project. Overhearing Mari-Lou Nania consult with a couple about lighting selection at Patdo Light Studio is...

Mark-Okun-enlightenment

Reduce Retail Friction

From the title, you may think this article is about a new type of grease or lubricant, but it is not. It’s about making it easy for our customer base to shop with us both in our brick and mortar and our online businesses. This new term “friction”...