Pillars of the Industry

The annual Pillars of the Industry awards recognize up to three ALA members (manufacturers’ representative, showroom and/or manufacturer) for their unique and meaningful service to advance the lighting industry and the ALA’s program and mission during the previous 18 months. Award recipients, nominated by ALA members and staff, are selected by the ALA Awards Committee. Nominations may be submitted to llauck@americanlightingassoc.com.

2014 Pillars of the Industry

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Richard M. Alan, CLMR

Richard Alan, CLMR, is the owner of Richard Alan and Associates, LLC. His passion for ALA and the lighting industry is matched by few. Over the recent years, Alan has become an extremely active member of ALA. He has championed the ALA membership campaign for the past three years and has a great passion for the educational programming offered by ALA. Alan has served on the ALA Education Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2014, he held ALA educational seminars during the June Dallas International Lighting Market and the ALA Annual Conference. 

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Bruce Bellwood

 

Bruce Bellwood is the President of Tuthill Lighting, Inc., in Rochester, New York. Bellwood is proud to serve his third-generation, family-owned business, which was founded in 1924. Throughout his career, Bellwood has donated his time to ALA. He has volunteered and committed a great deal of time and effort to the ALA Education Foundation's fundraising efforts. He is also a stong supporter of ALA's BiNational Program and even volunteered to proof and edit all 120 pages of Lighting magazine last year. 

 

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Eric Borden, LS

Eric Borden, LS, currently serves as the Director of Business for Kichler and Teron Lighting. He holds his B.A. and M.A. in education and administration/supervision from Rider University. His background in education has led to him becoming deeply invovled in ALA's educational programs. He currently serves as Chairman for the ALA Education Committee and has developed various programs and ideas for ALA throughout his tenure. Borden was responsible for the idea that eventually led to the ALA re-certification requirements for educational certifications and has spent countless hours editing various training materials, courses and exams for the association. 

 

Past Pillar of the Industry Award Winners


2013

David A. Gatto
Manager, Product Compliance
Westinghouse Lighting
Philadelphia, Pa.

Wendy A. Lofing-Rossotti, LS
Treasurer/Co-Owner
Lofings Lighting
Sacramento, Calif.

David S. Shiller
President
Lighting Solution Development
Pittsburgh, Pa.

David R. Turner
Senior Project Marketing Manager
Casablanca-Hunter Fan Company
Memphis, Tenn.

2012

Richard M. Alan, CLMR
Owner
Richard Alan and Associates, LLC
Katy, Texas

Ronald D. Milam
Owner
Lighting Emporium, Inc.
Springdale, Arkansas

Joey I. Sadofsky
President
Alico Industries
Markham, Ontario

2011


James E. (Jim) Decker
Vice President, Brand Management
Progress Lighting
Greenville, S.C.

Fred C. Fennell, CLMR
Owner
Fennell Marketing and Sales, Ltd.
Barrie, Ontario

Larry W. King, LS
President and Owner
Capital Lighting
Columbus, Ohio

 

2010

Alan Colker
President
Alco Lighting Sales, Inc.
Richmond, Va.

Jack D. Fleischer, CLC
President
Hermitage Lighting Gallery
Nashville, Tenn.

Rick W. Seidman
President & CEO
Quoizel, Inc.
Goose Creek, S.C.


2009


 

Norm R. Brown, CLC
Regional Manager
Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre
Burnaby, British Columbia

Bob Evans
Owner
Showroom Lighting Sales
Houston, Texas

Jim K. McCarthy, CLC, LC
Senior Market Specialist
Cooper Lighting
Peachtree City, Ga.

 

2008


 

Clark R. Linstone
CFO, Lamps Plus
Chatsworth, Calif

Howard J. Ketzner
President, Ketzner Enterprises Inc.
St. Louis, Mo.

 

2007


 

Michael S. O'Boyle, LC
Manager of Codes, Standards & Laboratories
Lightolier, a Philips Group Brand
Fall River, Mass.

Monty J. Gilbertson, CLC
Manager of Lighting Design
Lighting Design by Wettstein's
La Crosse, Wis.

Lars E. Bostrom, LS, CLMR
President
Bostrom Lighting Sales
Raleigh, N.C.

 

2006


 

Tom A. Garber
Director of Engineering
Quoizel, Inc.,
Goose Creek, S.C.

Beverlee S. Griffin, CLC, CLMR
Principle
Deitch-Griffin & Associates
Auburndale, Fla.

Dean A. Gottesman
President
Royalite Lighting
Amherst, N.Y.

 

2005


 

Paul W. Eusterbrock
President
Holtkoetter International
South St. Paul, Minn.

Paul Levitt
President
P.D. Levitt & Associates
Nanuet, N.Y.

M. Thomas Early
President
Burgess Lighting
Forestville, Md.

 

2004


 

Howard S. Bernstein
Vice President
Artcraft
Champlain, N.Y.

Jack D. Fleischer, CLC
President
Hermitage Lighting Gallery
Nashville, Tenn.

David M. Stark
President
Lighting Concepts International
Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

2003


 

Fred C. Fennell, CLMR
Owner
Fennell Marketing & Sales, Ltd.
Barrie, Ont., Canada

Barry Minoff
Chairman
Kichler
Cleveland, Ohio

Carolyn G. Overman
Owner
Western Montana Lighting
Missoula, Mont.

 

2002


 

John F. McKiernan
Vice Chairman
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
Coopersburg, Pa.

Linda M. Pavletich, LS
President
Premier Lighting
Bakersfield, Calif.

Scott Zanger
Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Zanger Associates, Inc.
Eldersburg, Md.

 

2001


 

David R. deSteiger
President
Ray Lighting Centers
Sterling Heights, Mich.

Todd L. Langner
President
Hunter Lighting Group/Kenroy Lighting
Jacksonville, Fla.

Tom M. Underwood, IES, CLMR
National Sales Manager
Fanimation
Zionsville, Ind.

 

2000


 

Stan J. Angelo
Chairman
Westinghouse Lighting Group
Philadelphia, Pa.

Harold J. Baumritter
President
Radin Lighting Sales, Inc.
Lake Worth, Fla.

Clark R. Linstone
Chief Financial Officer
Lamps Plus
Chatsworth, Calif.

 

1999


 

Zia Eftekhar
President
Lightolier a Genlyte Company
Fall River, Mass.

Philip S. Hoefer
Partner
Hoefer/Funsinn Lighting Agency
Lake Oswego, Ore.

Bruce A. Robinson
President
Robinson Lighting
Winnipeg, Man., Canada