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2014 Year in Review: In Memoriam
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2014 Year in Review: In Memoriam

A look back at some of the people the lighting community lost in 2014. Read more

Anthony Donato, Inventor of Tracklighting, Dies
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Anthony Donato, Inventor of Tracklighting, Dies

Anthony Donato, a former senior product designer at Lightolier who invented... Read more

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Building A Collective History

This winter, the architecture and design community lost several leading figures—legendary designer Eva Zeisel, and architects Ricardo Legoretta, Yoshiko Sato, and Jacques Brownson. Closer to home, the lighting industry also lost some notable leaders—Marvin Gelman, founder of lighting company Lighting Services Inc, and William Blitzer, whose family founded lighting manufacturer Lightolier. Read more

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Lighting Industry Loses William Blitzer

The lighting industry has lost another of its distinguished leaders. William F. Blitzer died on Jan. 21, 2012. In 1949, he joined the family business, lighting company Lightolier, founded by his grandfather Bernhard Blitzer. The junior Blitzer started in Lightolier's engineering department, went on to head the company's design and marketing efforts, and eventually was named President of Lightolier in 1972. Under his leadership, Lightolier became synonymous with architectural lighting. Read more

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Lighting Industry Loses John Nadon

John Nadon, business development manager for Jesco LED Lighting Solutions passed away on June 16 at the age of 59. A respected figure in the lighting industry, he is best known for development of technology advances and contemporary design into practical fixtures and their application. During the course of his 30-year career in the lighting industry he worked for a number of lighting companies including Zumtobel Lighting, Prescolite, Lightolier, and Litelab Corp. Read more

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Philips Names Eftekhar CEO of Professional Luminaires Business for North America

Zia Eftekhar, a respected leader in the lighting community for the past 40 years has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Philips Professional Luminaires North America, effective January 1, 2010. Read more

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Staff Announcements

W.A.C. Lighting has promoted Christopher Verone to Western territory sales manager. He will work with showrooms and residential sales agencies west of Denver, and with designers, engineers, specifiers, and commercial sales agencies througout the region to grow the company's commercial division, W2 Architectural Lighting.Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions has promoted Keith Gillum to director of sales, west region; he will oversee the direct sales team and network of manufacturer's representatives, dealers, and distributors throughout the region.Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology have promoted Rhett Simmons to product manager. Read more

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Philips Completes Genlyte Acquisition

Philips has completed its acquisition of and merger with The Genlyte Group. Genlyte and its lighting brands, including Allscape, Hadco, Lightolier, Nessen, and many others, are now a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips. Read more

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Lightolier Expands to Dubai

Lightolier has opened a new office for its brand in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) by allying with Gargash Lighting Systems, the authorized agent in Dubai and throughout the UAE for Lightolier and its companies. Lightolier Dubai has launched its new website: Read more

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