Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies
About this Course
The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.
Description: Whose job is it to keep up with information that impacts lighting professionals? Who keeps their fingers on the pulse of our lighting community? The answer is the editors of the websites and publications that inform us about the trends and new technologies shaping our industry. Having collected and disseminated massive content that relates to lighting puts them in a position to see a broader perspective than most of us have the time to develop. It is valuable to sit down with them and learn how the massive amount of knowledge they report on coalesces into trends that affect us now and will influence our future. You are invited to sit down with host Mark Lien, and presenters Randy Reid – Editor of Edison Report, Paul Tarricone – Editor of Lighting Design & Application Magazine, Al Uszynski – Editor of Inside.Lighting, and Maury Wright – Editor of LEDs Magazine. This discussion was presented in part to prepare for the 2021 DOE/IES Workshop.
Industry Relationship Manager
Mark has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA. He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.
CEO, Editor, Publisher
Randy Reid is the CEO of LumEfficient, a company focused on heavy industrial Lighting. He is also the Editor and Publisher of the EdisonReport. In addition, Reid recently became the Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau. Reid is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.
Paul Tarricone has more than two decades of experience in association and business-to-business publishing, specializing in the engineering, design, construction and facilities management markets. Mr. Tarricone currently serves as Editor and Publisher of Lighting Design + Application, the official magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society. The magazine has won a number of EXCEL, Association Trends and TABBIE awards for editorial excellence and design. He has also presented at a number of association publishing events in both Washington D.C. and New York.
Al Uszynski is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of lighting industry experience. He is the Principal of inside.lighting, an online media company that provides valuable resources to lighting industry professionals. Additionally, Al provides strategy consulting and serves in advisory roles for select clients.
Al has held management roles with leading lighting companies including CEO of Traxon Technologies, a division of Osram; Area Vice President for Cooper Lighting; and National Sales Manager for Hubbell Lighting. Al also served as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, instructing courses on Professional Selling and Public Speaking. A recipient of an Alumni Award for Meritorious Service from the Villanova University College of Engineering, Al mentors college students in applying engineering degrees to non-traditional technical career paths.
Maury Wright is an electronics engineer turned technology journalist, who has focused specifically on the LED & Lighting industry for the past decade. Wright first wrote for LEDs Magazine as a contractor in 2010, and took over as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. He has broad experience in technology areas ranging from microprocessors to digital media to wireless networks that he gained over 30 years in the trade press. Wright has experience running global editorial operations, such as during his tenure as worldwide editorial director of EDN Magazine, and has been instrumental in launching publication websites going back to the earliest days of the Internet. Wright has won numerous industry awards, including multiple ASBPE national awards for B2B journalism excellence, and has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards. He received a BS in electrical engineering from Auburn University.