enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Surya Names Flooring Veteran Andrew Kearton as COO

Atlanta area-based Surya has appointed Andrew J. Kearton as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Most recently, Kearton served as VP/Distribution for flooring company Mohawk Industries, where he oversaw the North American distribution operations and was...

David Pamer Named CEO of ELK Group Int’l

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International (which includes the ELK Home, ELK Lighting, ELK Hospitality, ELK Lifestyle, Stein World, and Thomas Lighting divisions) has appointed lighting industry veteran David Pamer as Chief Executive Officer...

Editors Note April 2019

epending on whom you ask in the lighting industry, it is estimated that consumers buy lighting fixtures once every 15 to 25 or more years. It’s not a seasonal business like apparel or fashion/status-driven as a car purchase. In fact, an article by...

Ryan Ranzino

Ryan Ranzino: Luminary (Mfgr)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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. Ryan Ranzino:...

Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton: Leader (Sales Rep)

Paul Stanton: C & S Lighting Sales  |  Seattle, Washington How did you enter the lighting business? Shortly after I graduated college with a degree in Marketing, I went to Europe for several months with some friends. We flew to London...

Todd Director

Todd Director: Luminary (Retailer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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. Todd...

Scott Paquet: Luminary (Sales Rep)

Scott Paquet: Working 8 Inc.  |  London, Ontario, Canada How did you enter the lighting business? From the time I was around five or six years old, I was interested in where my father [David] went each day dressed in a suit and tie. When I...

Colleen Visage: Leader (Manufacturer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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. Colleen Visage:...

Krista Swiss

Krista Swiss: Leader (Retailer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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. Krista...

Jonathan Minsberg: Legend (Retailer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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...

Vince Hall: Legend (Sales Rep)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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...

Rick Wiedemer

Rick Wiedemer: Legend (Manufacturer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners 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...

Mark Okun

Be Your Own Ad Agency

Showrooms of all sizes are reimagining how they can compete in a marketplace that is in a constant state of flux. he need to level the playing field begins with the alignment of marketing, advertising, and sales. The marketing battle showrooms face...

Lighting Showrooms

Growing Your Business

Lighting showrooms that have expanded into product categories and services beyond lighting share their success stories. hen homeowners want to change up their look, it often means selecting a new color of paint, or maybe adding some seasonal or on...

Christopher Guy Founder Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

According to representatives of the luxury home furnishings line Christopher Guy (CG), its founder and namesake Christopher Guy Harrison was recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. In a public statement, Harrison says, “My prognosis came as...