The National Lighting Bureau recently announced that John Bachner, Founder and Executive Director, is retiring after 43 years.

John started the NLB in 1976 in response to the energy crises. His initial goal was to focus less on energy consumption and more toward quality of light—a goal that is even more important today. John has published hundreds of press releases, magazine articles and handbooks on High-Benefit Lighting, which is defined as efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce.

Randy Reid, Editor of the EdisonReport, will replace Mr. Bachner as Executive Director.

As long as I can remember being in lighting, John was the face of promotion of quality lighting aimed at end-user audiences. I applaud him for a long, distinguished career and wish him the best in his future endeavors.