Artemide will be the main sponsor for the American premiere of Gomorrah, Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The event, to be held Nov. 11, 2009, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., also is sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Italian Film Commission, the American Cinematheque of Los Angeles, and IFC Films.
Ilumisys has entered into a reseller agreement with LED Lighting in Chicago. The reseller will have access to Ilumisys's product line including its patented light-emitting diode tubes that replace T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes.
Leviton has promoted Brian Sorenson to director of national distribution accounts for its commercial data networking business. He previously was manager of national accounts.
WAC Lighting has announced that its manufacturing campus in QingXi, DonGuan, China, is a zero-landfill plant. The Clean ISO 9001-certified plant recycles and reuses everything from its manufacturing process and recycles water and wastewater on site for landscaping. This follows president Tony Wang's announcement that the on-site testing laboratories have received UL certification as a Witness Test Data Program, which allows the manufacturer to certify products onsite with a UL engineering representative.
Kim Lighting has GreenWise to help commercial building owners, specifiers, and contractors reduce energy costs and address environmental concerns with outdoor lighting. The program is an initiative of Kim Lighting's parent company, Hubbell Lighting, to address sustainability and energy needs for lighting retrofits, government specifications, and industrial distribution.
Lucifer Lighting has appointed Jeff Deitrick as vice president of sales. In this role, he will manage domestic representatives and customer support.
CD+M Lighting Design Group has opened two new locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and New York. Bill Johnson has become associate principal in Dubai and Richard Hoyes will oversee the New York office.
Schréder Lighting USA has appointed John Camp as general manager. Promoted from deputy general manager and national sales manager, Camp will market public lighting, floodlighting, tunnel and transit lighting, and industrial and urban lighting products.
Philips Lighting Electronics has announced the appointment of John Levesque as general manager of the Bodine Group, a subsidiary of Philips since 2006 that focuses on emergency lighting..