Monday, August 20, 2018

RP Lighting + Fans Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Region

 Bradley joined RP Lighting + Fans in March 2018. Prior to the Regional Sales Manager position, Bradley spent fourteen years in retail showrooms, nine years in wholesale distribution, he owned a Lighting & Bulbs Supply company for 10 years and has extensive Multi-Family experience. Bradley is an industry veteran with over 24 years’ experience in the Lighting industry and certainly knows the market including Showrooms and Distribution. “The knowledge I have gained in all facets of the Lighting Industry has been a huge part of my success over the years, selling to Distributors, Contractors, end users and to independent agencies.” said Bradley.

“Bradley comes to RP with the highest recommendations from our largest rep agency, and our largest customer.” said Mark Altomare, RP Lighting + Fans Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “His experience in commercial business development, multifamily building, paired with his extensive background in the retail showroom market in the Southeast region is an exceptional fit for RP Lighting.”

Bradley graduated from Damelin College in, Johannesburg, South Africa with a bachelor’s degree in sales and marketing.

To learn more about RP Lighting + Fans and our great team of employees, visit our website!

RP Lighting + Fans Hires New Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast Region

Glenn joined RP Lighting + Fans in April 2018 and is an industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the electrical industry, in lighting, and with LED technology. “I believe that although the lighting industry has gone through, and continues to go through, massive changes that the keys to success still remain the same. Treat people with respect, be honest, and operate with integrity.  These things are the foundation of success and without them the structure will always crumble,” said Glenn. Glenn has held roles such as a Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, Market Development Manager and VP of Business Development with companies including Hubbell Lighting, Lighting Science Group, Con-Tech, and Cooper Lighting.

Glenn’s experience includes direct sales to commercial and national accounts, as well as architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and distributors. He has also managed Rep-Agents in the U.S. and Canada; beginning his career as an electrician/foreman doing lighting retrofits for an electrical contractor. “I have worked with Glenn in the past and have always been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the industry and the people in it. He can transition seamlessly from troubleshooting a job site with a contractor, to making an energy presentation in a C-Suite.” said Mark Altomare, RP Lighting + Fans Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I am very excited to have someone with Glenn’s knowledge and abilities on the RP Team.”

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Friday, August 17, 2018

New United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Light Bulbs - Are You Prepared?

The United Nations is formally introducing new Guidelines for conventional consumer light bulbs in developing and emerging countries.

According to LightED Magazine, “The Model Regulation Guidelines can help countries meet their environmental goals, improve public health, and save money,” said Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch of UN Environment. “They’re a great example of what partnerships between the private sector and environmental groups can achieve.”

 Harry Verhaar, who is the Head of Global Public & Government Affairs at Signify, says that the timing has never been better for these Guidelines, telling LightED Magazine: “The global market for incandescent light bulbs has reduced by 80 per cent from 12 to 2 billion units over the past ten years. Implementing these Guidelines is crucial for developing and emerging economies, where incandescent light bulbs are still widely available.”

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

United Nations Makes Push for More Energy-Efficient LEDs

According to LightED Magazine, the United Nations is formally making the push for countries to use more energy-efficient LED bulbs. “One of the fastest and cheapest ways to deliver carbon savings and relief to stressed electricity grids is to shift to energy-saving LED lighting.

Noah Horowitz, Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency Standards at the Natural Resources Defense Council, noted, “Light bulbs are the low-hanging fruit in the efficiency tree. No other product offers such compelling savings on a per product basis. LEDs use up to 90 per cent less energy than conventional incandescent light bulbs.”

To find out more about these new Guidelines and how RP Lighting + Fans is monitoring the latest industry news, visit our website!

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