Pillar of the Industry Awards


 

The Pillar of the Inudstry Awards recognize up to three ALA members (manufacturer representatives, showroom and manufacturer) for their unique and meaningful service to advance the lighting industry and 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 sumbitted to Larry Lauck.

2019

Nathan Frampton, LS
Nathan Frampton serves as president and CEO of Fanimation in Zionsville, Ind. He has been an active participant in ALA's government engagement activities going back to 2007. Recently, he was the leading voice to first alert ALA about the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, which is one of the most important issues currently facing the industry. Frampton continues to lead on this issue by making return trips to Washington, D.C., as a spokesperson for ALA and the lighting industry. He is active in several other government engagement efforts on ALA's behalf at both the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program. 

 

Susan Irie, LS
Susan Irie is president, CEO and owner of Kilohana Lighting in Lihue, Hawaii. She has been actively engaged in ALA activities for many years, assisting with a variety of projects and promoting the values of membership amongst industry peers. Most recently, Irie led a group of fellow ALA members through the process of developing a new ALA training document focused on ceiling fans. Irie's expertise, coupled with a wealth of industry experience, made her the ideal candidate to lead the ALA Ceiling Fan Task Force to create the newest ceiling fan cirriculum. Irie was also involved in developing the IES RE-11 Residential Lighting Standard with ALA, and she has spent the past seven years as an important team member of the ALA Education Committee. 

 

Hal Schwartz
Hal Schwartz is the owner of Enlightening Sales in Houston, Texas. As a proactive supporter of ALA, he spent the past decade heavily involved in a number of the association's most impactful committees. He has participated on the Manufacturer Rep Steering Committee since 2009, and is currently serving as chair of that committee. In 2016 and 2017, the served on the Officers Nominating Committee. He has also been an active participant on the Marketing and Public Relations Committee for the past eight years, as well as contributed as a seminar coordinator at the ALA Conference and a member of the Membership Campaign Committee. 

 

2018

Tim Stumm
Creative Director
Z-Lite
Dallas, Texas

Chris Primous
VP of OEM National Accounts and Industry Relations
MaxLite
West Caldwell, N.J.

Michael Estrin
Owne
Estrin Sales Agency
Manville, N.J.

 

2017

Jon Sayah
President
Fleco Industries
Lewisville, Texas

Rick Seidman
President
Quoizel, Inc.
Goose Creek, S.C.

Jon McMahan
Owner and Partner
KTR Associates, LLC
Ringoes, N.J.
 

2015

Andy Burns, CLC, LC, CLMR
Owner
Triple C Lighting and Controls
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bob Warmbold, CLC
Owner
Accent Lighting
Lake Oswego, Ore.

Jeffrey R. Dross
Corporate Director of Education and Industry Trends
Kichler Lighting
Cleveland, Ohio

 

2014

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

Bruce Bellwood
President
Tuthill Lighting, Inc.
Rochester, N.Y.

Eric Borden, LS
Director of Business Development
Kichler and Teron Lighting
Lake Worth, Fla.

                                                       

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