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.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Thomas Wang has been named international sales manager at WAC Lighting, a new position. The brother of president Shelley Wang and the son of co-founders Tony and Tai Wang, he will be based in the company’s international offices in Shanghai, China. Reporting to his father, Tony Wang, who is also chairman and chief … More »
BRONX, N.Y.–With more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Barbara Cote has joined Murray Feiss as product development manager, reporting to Maria Scutaro, vice president of merchandising. Cote’s background includes positions in sales and merchandising and as a product specialist and showroom manager. At Murray Feiss, she will be responsible for developing … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–WAC Lighting will host an American Lighting Association-accredited LED/OLED training session in its headquarters here on Aug. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. An open house tour and luncheon will follow the presentation, which will discuss LED and OLED technology and how they function. Participants will earn two Certified Lighting Consultant hours for … More »
CLEVELAND–Mark Yoss has been appointed national sales manager at Kichler Lighting, responsible for planning and executing sales efforts within the lighting showroom and electrical wholesale channels. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience in commercial and industrial products, Yoss was most recently national sales manager for Panasonic Home and Environment Company, which … More »
SHANGHAI, China—In an effort to expand its sales and marketing in Asia and other foreign markets, WAC Lighting has opened up a new Asian division, WAC Lighting (Shanghai) Company, based here, which will be headed by Zengkai Dai. The Shanghai office will house sales, marketing, research and development and purchasing departments for the division. In … More »
CHICAGO–Several lighting manufacturers—including Murray Feiss, WAC Lighting, Bulbrite, Fanimation, Hinkley Lighting, and Schonbek—have banded together to set a goal to raise at least $50,000 from the lighting industry for The H Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. The foundation will hold its tenth annual Goombay Bash on Aug. 7 at … More »
ATLANTA–Dimond Lighting, the division of E.L.K. Lighting that debuted last year, will open a showroom later this month at AmericasMart, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The 1,600-square-foot showroom will be located on the 12th floor of Building 1, #12-C-7, in the Home center. “Dimond’s strategic approach is simply customer-centric; to provide … More »