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Menko de Roos Retires from Xicato

August 7

Introducing Amir Zoufonoun, Xicato’s new CEO San Jose, California – August 7, 2018. Xicato is pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Zoufonoun as President and CEO upon the retirement of co-founder Menko de Roos. As founder and CEO of multiple venture-backed companies, Amir brings more than 25 years of technology innovation and leadership experienceRead more


DOE Publishes a Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee

August 7

July 20, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the solicitation of nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee. Nomination packages should be submitted to DOE by August 20, 2018.  Nomination packages should be submitted either electronically orRead more


WESCO International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

August 2

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — WESCO International, Inc. (WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announces its results for the second quarter of 2018. Mr. John J. Engel, WESCO’s Chairman, President and CEO,Read more


Introducing Liquid Printed Light Fixtures

August 2

The Self-Assembly Lab team, consisting of Björn Sparrman, Schendy Kernizan, Jared Laucks, and Skylar Tibbits, were able to “draw” the malleable objects using rapid liquid printing. The experimental process is a collaboration between the lab and furniture company Steelcase and can be used to rapidly print large-scale products in a variety of materials. Prints are “drawn”Read more


Networked Lighting to Eliminate Auto Blind Spots

August 2

It is a horror scenario for every driver: Suddenly, a previously invisible pedestrian comes out of the dark between two street lights or the shade of two parked cars. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on a method to optimally adapt car headlights to local conditions with the help of external sensorsRead more


Paul Hafner, R.I.P.

August 1

It is with heavy hearts that we write to let you know that Paul Hafner, a lighting industry veteran who created NAILD’s Lighting Specialist (LS) training programs and whom many considered an industry icon, passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 29.