Keith Bradshaw has been promoted to director of the UK lighting design firm Speirs and Major Associates. Bradshaw, a graduate of London's Bartlett School of Architecture, joined the firm's Edinburgh office in 2002 and previously served as an associate director.
Zumtobel Lighting's U.S. division has been under the direction of Tim O'Brien as president since February. O'Brien has held many senior management positions at various lighting companies such as Osram Sylvania, GE, and Cooper Lighting.
Shelley Wang has been appointed president of WAC Lighting. She will oversee all operations of WAC Lighting Co., including WAC Lighting North America and W2 Architectural Lighting. She previously served as the vice president and general manager of WAC Lighting.
Nora Lighting has named lighting industry professional Louise Gardner as its director of marketing and engineering. Gardner will be working from the company's Commerce, Calif., headquarters, and will oversee marketing efforts, engineering, and new product development.
The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) has selected Ray Womack, vice president of Womack Electric Supply Co., as the incoming South Central Region vice president-elect. Womack has been in the industry for 38 years and has long been active on the NAED's South Region Council.
The ZigBee Alliance attracted more than 120 representatives of European governments, utilities, and energy services companies to its European Smart Energy Forum in Dublin on Feb. 13, 2009. The gathering provided insights and solutions on how to face the challenges faced by the European energy industry, such as rapid growth in the demand for electricity, inability to effectively manage peak demand, and the need to reduce carbon emissions. Presentations given at the forum can be downloaded online.
The Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) Association held its first of two "City Under Microscope" events for the year Feb. 25-28, 2009, in Montreal. The conference, held during Montreal's High Lights Festival, covered Montreal's current lighting plan, how the city uses light as an event, and what is in store for the city's lighting in the future. LUCI members were treated to a technical, in-depth look at Montreal's lighting expression, focusing on specific approaches in districts such as Old Montreal and the Quartier des spectacles. The next City Under Microscope event will be May 25-26, 2009, in Geneva.