enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Hubbardton Forge Appoints Chris Recchia as...

Castleton, Vt.-based Hubbardton Forge has named Chris Recchia as VP/Sales, where he will join the company’s senior leadership team. “Chris brings a tremendous amount of experience in related business,” comments Ray Langton, CEO, “which will help the...

“GE” Brand Stays, But Current by GE Has New...

Much like when Boston-based General Electric Company (GE) sold its GE Appliances business to Haier Group in 2016 and allowed Haier to sell appliances under the GE brand, GE has recently signed a proposed agreement to sell its Current, powered by GE...

BrandJump Launches Client Portal to Enhance...

Los Angeles-based ecommerce channel management company BrandJump has debuted a customizable, proprietary platform for the home furnishings category designed to significantly enhance a manufacturer’s visibility into their ecommerce business by...

WAC Lighting Foundation 2019 Invitational Science...

The Research Association of Long Island, New York has announced that the WAC Lighting Foundation will sponsor its annual event for the eighth consecutive year. Created to help promote the education and careers of young scientists, the 2019 WAC...

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...