Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en FLIR Appoints Cannon President & CEO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/flir-appoints-cannon-president-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">James Cannon has been appointed as FLIR's president and CEO, effective June 19.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/flir-appoints-cannon-president-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/flir-appoints-cannon-president-ceo#comments Syndicate FLIR Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 24 May 2017 14:52:00 +0000 34261 at http://electricalmarketing.com Barlow Joins Lumileds as SVP of Illumination http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/barlow-joins-lumileds-svp-illumination <div class="node-body blog-body">Barlow rejoins Lumileds from Cree, Inc., where he served as SVP of sales and business development, responsible for the lighting division products, channels and revenue growth.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/barlow-joins-lumileds-svp-illumination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/barlow-joins-lumileds-svp-illumination#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 23 May 2017 18:31:00 +0000 34251 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Steve Barlow, Lumileds</p> Cree CEO Swoboda to Step Down http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/cree-ceo-swoboda-step-down <div class="node-body blog-body">Chairman, President and CEO Chuck Swoboda will step down from his executive positions and his seat on the company’s board of directors following a transition period. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/cree-ceo-swoboda-step-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/cree-ceo-swoboda-step-down#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 19 May 2017 15:20:00 +0000 34241 at http://electricalmarketing.com Osram Takes Stake in Horticultural Lighting Maker Agrilution http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/osram-takes-stake-horticultural-lighting-maker-agrilution <div class="node-body blog-body">Lighting giant Osram, Munich, Germany, said it has acquired a stake in Munich-based start-up Agrilution, a company that has developed a smart indoor growing box, the plantCube, that serves as a salad, vegetable and herb garden for the home.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/osram-takes-stake-horticultural-lighting-maker-agrilution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/osram-takes-stake-horticultural-lighting-maker-agrilution#comments Global Lighting Mergers & Acquisitions Thu, 18 May 2017 21:23:00 +0000 34231 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Photo courtesy of Agrilution</p> Lunera Appoints CEO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lunera-appoints-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">Lunera has appointed John Bruggeman as CEO to drive the company to be first-to-market with smart building services using the company’s patented plug-and-play technology that converts a standard LED lightbulb into an intelligent, IoT-edge device.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lunera-appoints-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lunera-appoints-ceo#comments Green LED lighting lunera Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 May 2017 16:41:00 +0000 34221 at http://electricalmarketing.com Universal Lighting Technologies Hires Regional Sales Manager for Midwest Region http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/universal-lighting-technologies-hires-regional-sales-manager-midwest-region <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Universal Lighting Technologies (Nashville, TN): Richard Smith is now regional sales manager for the Midwest region. Smith&rsquo;s main focus will be to grow the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee markets, where he will&nbsp;build end-user relationships, identify distributor opportunities, and support agents in the region.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/universal-lighting-technologies-hires-regional-sales-manager-midwest-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/universal-lighting-technologies-hires-regional-sales-manager-midwest-region#comments Syndicate LED lighting Universal Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 May 2017 16:18:00 +0000 34211 at http://electricalmarketing.com Aimi Joins Omni as a Regional Manager on the West Coast http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/aimi-joins-omni-regional-manager-west-coast <div class="node-body blog-body">Tony Aimi is now Omni’s northwest and northern California regional manager. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/aimi-joins-omni-regional-manager-west-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/aimi-joins-omni-regional-manager-west-coast#comments Syndicate California Omni Cable Washington wire Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 May 2017 15:03:00 +0000 34201 at http://electricalmarketing.com Allied Wire & Cable Hires Tremblay to Manage New Montreal Office http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/allied-wire-cable-hires-tremblay-manage-new-montreal-office <div class="node-body blog-body">​Allied Wire & Cable (AWC), Collegeville, PA, has hired Eric Tremblay a veteran of the wire and cable industry in Canada.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/allied-wire-cable-hires-tremblay-manage-new-montreal-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/allied-wire-cable-hires-tremblay-manage-new-montreal-office#comments Syndicate Allied Wire Canada wire & cable Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 May 2017 14:54:00 +0000 34191 at http://electricalmarketing.com Blanchard Associates to Rep Anamet in Hawaii http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/blanchard-associates-rep-anamet-hawaii <div class="node-body blog-body">Anamet names a new rep in Hawaii.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/blanchard-associates-rep-anamet-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/blanchard-associates-rep-anamet-hawaii#comments Independent Reps Anamet Hawaii NEMRA rep Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 May 2017 14:17:00 +0000 34181 at http://electricalmarketing.com Landry to Lead Summit’s South Texas District http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/landry-lead-summit-s-south-texas-district <div class="node-body blog-body">Landry will be responsible for the development and execution of sales initiatives in the company’s newly created South Texas district.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/landry-lead-summit-s-south-texas-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/landry-lead-summit-s-south-texas-district#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 16 May 2017 21:00:00 +0000 34171 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lumileds’ Craford Recognized for Contributions to LED Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-craford-recognized-contributions-led-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Craford’s career spans from the early days when LEDs were first developed to delivery of high brightness LEDs suitable for commercial use in a variety of applications, including LED bulbs. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-craford-recognized-contributions-led-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-craford-recognized-contributions-led-lighting#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 16 May 2017 16:20:00 +0000 34161 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rexel Energy Solutions Expands West Coast Team http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-west-coast-team <div class="node-body blog-body">RES is also adding salespeople nationwide and announced four new lighting professionals in its West Coast markets, where it plans to add two more.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-west-coast-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-west-coast-team#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 16 May 2017 15:54:00 +0000 34151 at http://electricalmarketing.com PEARL Announces New President, Board Members http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pearl-announces-new-president-board-members <div class="node-body blog-body">Howard Herndon, president of SouthWest Electritech Services, Las Vegas, has been appointed as the new president of PEARL for a two-year term. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pearl-announces-new-president-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pearl-announces-new-president-board-members#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 16 May 2017 14:50:00 +0000 34141 at http://electricalmarketing.com Eaton's 40th Annual Source Lighting Awards http://electricalmarketing.com/green/eatons-40th-annual-source-lighting-awards <div class="node-body gallery-body">Eaton Corp., Peachtree City, GA, announced the winners of its annual Source Awards, the 40th year the company (or predecessors) have selected what they consider to be the most exceptional new lighting design projects.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/green/eatons-40th-annual-source-lighting-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/green/eatons-40th-annual-source-lighting-awards#comments Green Mon, 15 May 2017 20:37:00 +0000 34131 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Hames to Retire at Viking Electric Supply http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hames-retire-viking-electric-supply <div class="node-body article-body">Stacy Stanslaski named Viking's president. Also new faces and promotions at Buckles-Smith Electric, Targetti Sankey, Champion Fiberglass, Omni Cable, Elemental LED, NAI and NAILD.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hames-retire-viking-electric-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hames-retire-viking-electric-supply#comments People Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 21:01:00 +0000 34081 at http://electricalmarketing.com Value of New Construction Shows Little Change in March But Increases +3.6% YOY http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-shows-little-change-march-increases-36-yoy <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction spending during March 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, 0.2% below the revised February estimate of $1,220.7 billion. The March figure is 3.6% above the March 2016 estimate of $1,176.4 billion. During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $259.5 billion, 4.9% above the $247.5 billion for the same period in 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-shows-little-change-march-increases-36-yoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-shows-little-change-march-increases-36-yoy#comments Electrical Economy Industry Stats Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 20:52:00 +0000 34071 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lightfair International Showcases Ongoing Trends in Lighting, Controls and Applications http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lightfair-international-showcases-ongoing-trends-lighting-controls-and-applications <div class="node-body article-body">This year, Lightfair is all about not only the deep penetration of LEDs into every nook and cranny of the lighting market but also a bunch of IoT-enabled, app-based lighting controls; tuneable light; and a whole new level of productivity tools. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lightfair-international-showcases-ongoing-trends-lighting-controls-and-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lightfair-international-showcases-ongoing-trends-lighting-controls-and-applications#comments Lighting News Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 20:34:00 +0000 34061 at http://electricalmarketing.com Top 200 Distributors See Sales Growing http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/top-200-distributors-see-sales-growing <div class="node-body article-body">There was an unusually high number of distributors forecasting double-digit increases this year.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/top-200-distributors-see-sales-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/top-200-distributors-see-sales-growing#comments Distributors Electrical Economy Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 20:23:00 +0000 34051 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lighting Pros Speak Out on New Technology in EC&M and EW Illumination Insider Survey http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lighting-pros-speak-out-new-technology-ecm-and-ew-illumination-insider-survey <div class="field-deck"> The survey found mixed views and varied customer reactions to the IoT, LED brightness and glare, and how they vet suppliers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A survey of 175 lighting professionals offered revealing insight into fast-moving lighting technologies and trends like LEDs, connected lighting and Lighting As a Service. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lighting-pros-speak-out-new-technology-ecm-and-ew-illumination-insider-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/lighting-pros-speak-out-new-technology-ecm-and-ew-illumination-insider-survey#comments Lighting News Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 20:08:00 +0000 34041 at http://electricalmarketing.com Leviton to Keep Separate Reps for Lighting Brands While Integrating Lighting and Controls http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/leviton-keep-separate-reps-lighting-brands-while-integrating-lighting-and-contr <div class="field-deck"> The company adds Birchwood Lighting to its new lighting business and looks to add more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Larizadeh said the current product mix of Leviton Lighting is oriented to architectural and spec-grade products but he hopes to add more, either through acquisition or organically through new product development. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/leviton-keep-separate-reps-lighting-brands-while-integrating-lighting-and-contr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/leviton-keep-separate-reps-lighting-brands-while-integrating-lighting-and-contr#comments Lighting Independent Reps Mergers & Acquisitions News Premium Fri, 12 May 2017 17:22:00 +0000 34031 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Birchwood Lighting adds linear LED expertise to Leviton&#39;s new lighting business unit.</p> Birchwood Lighting Pentair to Spin Off Electrical Amid Acquisition of Valves & Controls by Emerson http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-spin-electrical-amid-acquisition-valves-controls-emerson <div class="node-body blog-body">The move will spin off an electrical manufacturer focused on industrial enclosures, fastening systems and thermal management technologies. Strategic business groups include Enclosures, Thermal Management and Electrical & Fastening Solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-spin-electrical-amid-acquisition-valves-controls-emerson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-spin-electrical-amid-acquisition-valves-controls-emerson#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 09 May 2017 20:58:00 +0000 34021 at http://electricalmarketing.com Brown Named Regional Sales Manager for Champion Fiberglass http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/brown-named-regional-sales-manager-champion-fiberglass <div class="node-body blog-body">Brown brings with him over thirty years of sales experience within the electrical industry and is a former principal of Pinnacle Sales in Utah.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/brown-named-regional-sales-manager-champion-fiberglass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/brown-named-regional-sales-manager-champion-fiberglass#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 09 May 2017 20:28:00 +0000 34011 at http://electricalmarketing.com Graybar opens Innovation Lab at University of Illinois http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois <div class="node-body blog-body">Graybar has teamed up with the University of Illinois to establish a new lab facility where the university’s students and faculty can develop new digital capabilities related to wholesale distribution. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois#comments Distributors Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 08 May 2017 21:15:00 +0000 34111 at http://electricalmarketing.com Leviton Adds Birchwood Lighting to New Lighting Business Unit http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leviton-adds-birchwood-lighting-new-lighting-business-unit <div class="node-body blog-body">Following the acquisition, Leviton will continue to maintain their separate agent networks and distribution channels, the company said.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leviton-adds-birchwood-lighting-new-lighting-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leviton-adds-birchwood-lighting-new-lighting-business-unit#comments Lighting Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 08 May 2017 20:33:00 +0000 34001 at http://electricalmarketing.com Distributed Solar and Storage Could Near $50 Billion Over Next Decade: Navigant http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/distributed-solar-and-storage-could-near-50-billion-over-next-decade-navigant <div class="node-body blog-body">Navigant’s researchers also proposed that as residents in remote locations without reliable grid electricity service are expected to use this technology to meet basic daily needs.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/distributed-solar-and-storage-could-near-50-billion-over-next-decade-navigant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/distributed-solar-and-storage-could-near-50-billion-over-next-decade-navigant#comments Solar Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 08 May 2017 18:17:00 +0000 33991 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Photo by David McNew/Getty Images</p> Legrand Goes for Hands-Free Home Lighting Controls with Google Assistant Compatibility http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/legrand-goes-hands-free-home-lighting-controls-google-assistant-compatibility <div class="node-body blog-body">Owners of the two systems can now power and dim lights through devices enabled by the Google Assistant, such as Google Home,</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/legrand-goes-hands-free-home-lighting-controls-google-assistant-compatibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/legrand-goes-hands-free-home-lighting-controls-google-assistant-compatibility#comments Residential News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 05 May 2017 16:12:00 +0000 33981 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>pestoverde, cc-by-2.0</p> Kim Cook to Retire, Khalil Named CEO of Halco Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kim-cook-retire-khalil-named-ceo-halco-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Khalil brings both lighting industry experience and managing aggressive growth in diverse industries from early stage startups to Fortune500 companies. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kim-cook-retire-khalil-named-ceo-halco-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kim-cook-retire-khalil-named-ceo-halco-lighting#comments People News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 05 May 2017 15:29:00 +0000 33971 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rebranding for PEARL http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rebranding-pearl <div class="node-body blog-body">The group announced the change at its Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference and will now be called the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rebranding-pearl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rebranding-pearl#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 04 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000 34101 at http://electricalmarketing.com Elemental LED Chief Strategy Officer Nominated by Peers to Represent Lighting Manufacturers http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/elemental-led-chief-strategy-officer-nominated-peers-represent-lighting-manufacturers <div class="node-body blog-body">The annual awards program honors those individuals in the lighting industry who have been nominated by their peers for leading by example, standing out in their field, and inspiring others.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/elemental-led-chief-strategy-officer-nominated-peers-represent-lighting-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/elemental-led-chief-strategy-officer-nominated-peers-represent-lighting-manufacturers#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 04 May 2017 17:42:00 +0000 33961 at http://electricalmarketing.com AD electrical member sales up +10% in Q1 2017 http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">By country, AD member U.S. sales were up 8%; AD Canada was up 9% and AD Mexico grew 15%. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017#comments Buying/Marketing Groups Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 02 May 2017 21:10:00 +0000 34091 at http://electricalmarketing.com