The Impact of COVID-19 on Lighting Professionals
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We have recorded a special Forces of Change video interview to provide a report on the impact of COVID-19 on lighting professionals, during these difficult times, from the vantage point of some prominent individuals representing various roles within our industry. Hear from Diane Borys (Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting), Megan Carroll (New York Digital), Erik Ennen (MNCEE), Bob Preston (Capital Electric Supply), Randy Reid (Edison Report), and moderator Mark Lien (Illuminating Engineering Society). In order to earn a CEU and access the downloadable certificate, you must watch the video in its entirety.
Diane Borys is an award-winning Architectural Lighting Designer and founder of Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting, based in San Diego, CA. With a background in Architectural Engineering, Diane specializes in balancing the Art and Science of Lighting Design for commercial and hospitality projects. Since 2006, Diane has been passionate about ensuring each project is a creative, coordinated visual experience that is cost effective, energy-efficient, meets owner goals and celebrates the Architectural environment.
Specification Sales Manager
Megan Carroll is a Senior Specification Sales Manager with New York Digital, Acuity Brands with over thirty years experience in various sales & marketing roles. Most recently, she served as the Chairwoman for the 2018/2109 IES Annual Conference. She also chaired the IES Illumination Awards from 2014-2016 and has served on the Medals Committee, the IA committee & the annual conference steering committee. Megan is a member of the IESNYC.
Facility Service Manager
As Facility Service Manager with Center for Energy and Environment, Erik provides training to building operations and management staff in both the public and private sector to improve building operations and maintenance, increase occupant comfort, and reduce energy consumption. Erik is also involved in sales and client relations for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop small business lighting program.
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.
Lighting & Energy Specialist
Bob Preston is Lighting & Energy Specialist with Capital Electric - A Sonepar Company. Bob is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP and is a member of the IES. He has been with Capital Electric for 32 years. Bob supports energy efficient lighting activities, coordinates utility incentive programs for the sales team and their customers, and has, for many years, spearheaded lighting education events across all of Capital Electric’s footprint.
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.