enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Lighting’s Future in a Nutshell

The recent Strategies in Light Conference covered the latest regulations, industry confusion in measurements and standards, security challenges with wireless systems, and the non-lighting benefits of today’s technology, among other topics. By Linda...

Mark Okun

Building Your Stand-Out Story

What you say – and how you say it – can turn casual shoppers into loyal customers. By Mark Okun nce the dawn of humanity, stories have been an integral part of the way we communicate with each other. While so many sales and marketing professionals –...

“Smarter Living by Design” Smart Home Showcase to...

What has been billed as the “first smart home showroom in North America” will be open in time for the upcoming June Total Home & Gift Market (June 19-25) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June 19-22), held at the Dallas Market...

Dan Darby Appointed as Senior VP of Lightfair...

When LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) opens in Philadelphia in May, it will be with a new face on the executive team. International Market Centers (IMC) has hired trade show industry veteran Dan Darby as Senior Vice President for the world’s largest...

Nora Lighting Unveils New Logo & Updated...

Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting has revealed a new corporate logo and an updated website for its 30th anniversary this year. With an emphasis on the “N,” the logo graphic is based on the symbol for electrical connections and replaces the...

Registration Opens for CEO Summit at Summer Las...

Registration for the CEO Summit at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market is now open at lvmkt.com/ceosummit. As of press time, 10 sponsors have been confirmed for this executive-level conference for the furnishings, home décor, and gift industries. The CEO...

Ashley Gloster Joins GM Lighting as VP &...

Mokena, Ill.-based GM Lighting has hired Ashley Gloster as Vice President and General Manager. In this newly created position, Gloster will be responsible for growing the GM brand through market development while being responsible for team...

Hinkley Lighting Bolsters Ceiling Fan Business by...

Avon Lake, Ohio-based Hinkley Lighting Inc. has hired three renowned experts in the ceiling fan category to fill key positions in that category: John Moody as Director/ Fan Product Development, Russell Bell as Fan Specialist, and Russ Klingel as Fan...

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:...