Please Welcome Lance Bennett to the IES Presidency

July 3 [addtoany]

New York, NY — Effective July 1, 2018, Lance Bennett assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development. Bennett succeeds Cheryl English.

Bennett has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years, and has been with Eaton’s Lighting Business for over 24 years. He is responsible for global sales of all specification products for the US based division. Prior to his current role, he served in a variety of capacities for Cooper Lighting, from regional sales to area vice president in the US. Bennett’s previous global experience includes opening the first international office for a large, US based, multinational lighting controls company, as well as product development and marketing. Bennett, who is an engineer by education, is a member of IES and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Lighting Industry Resource Council as well as corporate member of the United States Green Building Council and American Institute of Architects Cornerstone Partner. Bennett also serves on the Board of the International Landscape Lighting Institute. Lance has also previously served on the Board of the IALD Education Trust.

“I am honored and humbled to be serving your Society in this capacity.  There has never been a better time to be a member of this Society.  With all the changes within the lighting field, IES provides the whole lighting industry a place to share research and knowledge that yields the standards and best practices the industry counts on, while providing a sense of community through the many technical and non-technical committees and the over 100 local sections,” said Bennett.


Jennifer Jaques, LC, (President-Elect), Lighting Application Sciences, LLC

Cheryl English, LC (Past President), Eaton

James Radi, (Treasurer), Shat-R-Shield


Susanne Seitinger, PhD, Philips Lighting

Antonio Garza, Iluminacion Total, SA de CV

Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Wilson Dau, LC, Dau Design and Consulting, Inc.

Frank Agraz, LC, OSRAM Lighting Solutions, North America

Francois-Xavier Morin, LC, Leviton


Billy Tubb, University of New Mexico

Michelle (Shelly) Prew, Eaton Lighting

Antonio Giacobbe, Form Lighting and Controls

Rick Paradis, Synergy Investment


IES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Founded in 1906, the mission of IES has been to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and education, have been established to accomplish this mission. IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today. For more information about IES, go to