PRESIDENT’S REPORT | November 2017


Thank you all who attended our annual clambake last week! This fun event was presented by Wolff Brothers Supply and took place at Harry’s Steakhouse in Independence. Bob and Dyke did an amazing job running the trivia night and coming up with hilarious questions. Everyone was full of laughs by night’s end… I’m still picking wig fragments out of my hair (you had to be there). Congratulations to the GREEN table for winning and knowing your lighting/sports trivia. Enjoy your prizes.


Emerging Professional Chair Josiah Schleicher has been busy planning the next few EP events. He is planning a holiday light walk at GE Nela Park during December and a fixture design competition starting in February. This competition, in conjunction with Halper Lighting Solutions, will engage emerging professionals in a fixture design competition where each luminaire will be judged and the winning design will be fabricated in Halper’s studio. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Contact EP Chair Josiah Schleicher if you would like to hear more.


You don’t want to miss our next event on Tuesday, November 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Our very own home-grown Terry McGowan will be speaking on how impactful Cleveland has been in the LED lighting industry through his 50+ years of experience. He has been involved in the IES since 1964 and has witnessed the radical change from filament to chip. Join us as we hear from a Cleveland icon and recent Louis B. Marks Award recipient.


Our program year is shaping up quickly. A sneak peek of upcoming events include a dive into how LEDs are changing theatrics, LED horticulture lighting (grow lights), POE, TM-30, and more. Stay tuned for dates and venues, but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker please contact our Program Chair, Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, November 10 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at our November program!


Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

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