Janet Cecchettini Joins Acuity Brands Lighting

December 3

Janet Cecchettini, formally Lighting Education and Applications Manager with Juno Lighting Group, has joined Acuity Brands Lighting as the Marketing Education Manager.  Janet will be driving curriculum development and creating learning content from the ABL Conyers, Georgia headquarters. Janet can be reached at (770) 860-2264 or

Dave Levinson Promoted

November 29

Dave Levinson is now Vice President & General Manager at Security Lighting Systems (A Division of Hubbell Lighting)

Amerlux Expands Vice President Roles of Bill Plageman to Marketing, Product Management and Customer Service

November 18

J.R. Krauza, Jeff Zaro and Chrissy Dagnall Attain New Management Roles Fairfield, New Jersey—Increasing his range of key responsibilities for the company, Amerlux has announced the expansion of Bill Plageman’s responsibilities to include Vice President of Marketing, Product Development and Customer Service, according to CEO/President Chuck Campagna. Amerlux is a leader of task-specific, energy-efficient lightingRead more

C.W. Cole, R.I.P.

November 15

Dear C.W.Cole Friends, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Warren Cole, 2nd generation owner of Cole Lighting.  Born on August 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, Russell passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2012 at the age of 97. He was surrounded by his children and theirRead more

Len Segal Joins Stones River Electric

August 17

Stones River Electric is proud to have Len Segal join our organization as the National Accounts Business Development Leader.  Len brings over 17 years of experience in the lighting industry with a specialty in developing lighting solutions for clients on a regional and national basis. Stones River Electric is already a leading provider of lightingRead more

Jeremy Choate, R.I.P.

August 13

Houston lighting artist Jeremy Choate, 33, died Sunday afternoon after a hit-and-run accident Saturday evening at I-10 and Studemont, according to reports by KHOU and CultureMap. Read more at the Houston Press.

David Henderson is Available

August 8

Industry Veteran David Henderson has left Lighting Science Group.  David  started at LSG in 2008 and was the Chief Development Officer.   David is well respected in the lighting industry and has a very extensive background, starting his lighting career in 1989.  Lighting Science Group has grown dramatically in the last four years under hisRead more

Soraa Adds Industry Veterans

May 3

FREMONT, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Soraa, the world’s leading developer of GaN on GaN(TM) (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) solid-state lighting technology, today announced the addition of two industry-leading executives to the leadership team. Dr. Tom Caulfield has assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer and Ray Letasi joins Soraa asRead more

Richard (Dick) Stark, R.I.P.

April 23

He was considered an expert on highway lighting and was awarded the Louis B. Marks award for his 36 years of exceptional service to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Read the obituary.