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Soraa Appoints New Executives

Solid-state lighting technology company Soraa has expanded its executive team with the appointments of Tom Caulfield as Chief Operating Officer and Ray Letasi as Vice President of Global Sales. Caulfield previously held executive positions at Ausra, Novellus Systems, and IBM. Letasi previously held senior management roles at EcoSense Lighting and Color Kinetics. More

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Darin Fowler Joins Kreon

Darin Fowler has been appointed General Manager of North American operations for architectural lighting manufacturer Kreon. Fowler, who is based in New York City, will oversee sales, customer service, and marketing in the U.S. and Canada for the Belgium-based company. Fowler, who trained as a lighting designer, received his degree from Texas Christian University where he was taught by Fred Oberkircher, a past IES president. Fowler has worked for noted architectural lighting firms Schwinghammer Lighting, Johnson Light Studio, and Focus Lighting, and entertainment lighting manufacturer High End Systems. More

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Switch Lighting Expands Executive Team

Switch Lighting, known for its line of LED A-Lamp Replacements, has hired five new executives as the company expands from consumer to commercial markets. The appointments include: Daniel Macsherry, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Gary Rosenfield, Executive Vice President of Marketing & National Accounts; Bill Lenihan, Executive Vice President of Business Development; David Becker, National Sales Director, Retail & Hospitality; and Sam Stark, Regional Sales Director, Commercial & Industrial. Brett Sharenow, former CFO and Chief Strategy Officer will transition into the new role of Chief Product Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. More

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New COO at EnOcean

EnOcean, Texas Instrument's energy harvesting wireless company has appointed Matthias Poppel as its new Chief Operation Officer. In this role, Poppel will work to further align technology developments with customer needs as the company continues to meet global inquiries. He will report directly to EnOcean's Chief Executive Officer, Laurent Giai-Miniet. More

William Lam 1924-2012
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William Lam 1924-2012

A true pioneer of architectural lighting, both in terms of project and luminaire... 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. More

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Weinbaum to Head LUMEnergi

Barry Weinbaum has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of LUMEnergi, a Newark-Calif.-based company specializing in network-controlled lighting energy management solutions. Weinbaum brings to this new position more than 30-years' experience in lighting, communications, electronics, and semiconductors. Most recently Weinbaum was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Acuity Brands. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer at Renaissance Lighting and before that he was President and Chief Executive Officer at NanoOpto. More

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New leadership at Traxon

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Mike Mastroyiannis has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer at solid-state lighting company Traxon Technologies. He replaces Nicolai Wiest who resigned his position as CEO. Prior to his new appointment, Mastroyiannis served as the company's managing director. More

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New CEO for Philips Lumileds

Pierre Yves Lesaicherre has been named CEO of Philips Lumileds. He succeeds Michael C. Holt and will report directly to Philips Lighting's acting Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. Lesaicherre has worked in the semiconductor and component industry for more than 20 years, including time at NXP Semiconductors, and most recently as senior vice president and general manager at Microcontrollers & Logic. More

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Lunera Announces New Executives

Lunera Lighting, manufacturer of next-generation LED lighting, has appointed Doug Hickey as Executive Chairman of the Board and Michael Keddington as Chief Executive Officer. More

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