ALBERTVILLE, Ala.–Wall decor manufacturer Paragon has acquired Kinder-Harris, a high-end wall art, lamp and accessory manufacturer based in Stuttgart, Ark. Kinder-Harris’ product line will be relaunched at the High Point Market next month in Paragon’s IHFC C203 showroom, along with other introductions. “During this period of market consolidation, we have been approached by several companies … More »
RICHMOND, Calif.–Palecek, a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted furniture, accessories and lighting, has acquired PierceMartin, a designer resource for woven furniture and accessories. With the purchase, Palecek will launch a new corporate division and a product line exclusively serving the design trade community. The first product launch of PierceMartin by Palecek is scheduled for the … More »
NESQUEHONING, Penn.–E.L.K. Lighting has acquired Sterling Industries, the manufacturer of decorative accessories, portable lighting and accent furniture, and it will now become a division under the E.L.K. umbrella. John Scott, Sterling’s chief executive officer and founder, will take on a consulting role, offering John Scott Designs as part of future Sterling offerings. “The combination of … More »
CHICAGO–At the tenth anniversary of the Goombay Bash, the nonprofit organization The H Foundation raised more than $575,000 for cancer research, with all proceeds benefitting the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. More than 1,200 people attended the annual Caribbean styled event, called the Goombay Bash held at the Navy Pier. The … More »
PHILADELPHIA–John Broughton has been named national utility program manager at Westinghouse Lighting. He will be responsible for administering and promoting utility incentive programs with Westinghouse Lighting’s customer base in retail, commercial and industrial channels. His previous work experience includes positions with D&R International, the Department of Energy and MaxLight.
PHILADELPHIA–As part of its multi-phase corporate reorganization, Westinghouse Lighting is searching for a new corporate headquarters here. Having been in Philadelphia in several locations over its 64-year history, the company has been at its current 230,000-square-foot location for the last 22 years, but now wants a facility that will operate more efficiently, the company said.
BRONX, N.Y.—Maria Scutaro has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, sales and marketing for Murray Feiss Lighting. Scutaro will retain her product development and merchandising duties and all associates currently reporting to her will continue to do so. In addition, all sales department executives, Gary Biarsky, Steve Joffre, Christy Mutino and … More »
GREENVILLE, S.C.—Libbe Milicia recently joined Progress Lighting as director of product development. In her new position, Milicia provides creative direction for decorative product designs. She also researches macro-trends that influence home decor accessories and evaluates Progress Lighting’s current lighting offering. Milicia most recently served as creative director for Kichler Lighting.