Several lighting manufacturers have made new appointments and promotions. Crestron has named Joyce Essig as its new public relations manager. Heather Vail has been appointed the new residential utility program coordinator at MaxLite. Jim Hunter has joined Luminus Devices as vice president and general manager, Global Communication Markets. Ruud Lighting has promoted Kevin Orth to vice president, sales. Orth who has been with the company 16 years, was previously the director of specification sales for Ruud Lighting's Beta Lighting and Kramer Lighting divisions. Pete Earle has joined Artistic License Integration and will develop the company's international project portfolio. Lunera Lighting has named Karen Owyeung as its new chief executive officer. Owyeung comes to Lunera from Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lumileds where she was responsible for the joint venture of HP's solid-state lighting division with Philips Lighting to form Lumileds.