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Expert Panel Shares Lighting Industry Jobs & Hiring Trends For 2022

A panel of lighting industry professionals held a conversation surrounding the ‘Great Resignation’ and other labor trends to watch for in 2022. In the 9th annual LD+A Lighting Jobs Outlook, The Pompeo Group convened a group of recognized leaders in lighting to prognosticate and share their insights on the industry’s job market, for the year to come.

A panel of lighting industry professionals held a conversation surrounding the ‘Great Resignation’ and other labor trends to watch for in 2022. In the 9th annual LD+A Lighting Jobs Outlook, The Pompeo Group convened a group of recognized leaders in lighting to prognosticate and share their insights on the industry’s job market, for the year to come. The manufacturing, distribution, lighting design, and rep agency worlds were all represented in this year’s panel, as was a “digital hub for education, inspiration, and entertainment” (better known as Lytei). It was also a geographically diverse panel, with participants from Colorado, North Carolina, the Bay Area, Chicago, British Columbia, and New York. The group includes: Jimalee Beno (president, Focal Point)Steve Crocker (senior vice president/general manager, U.S. construction, WESCO)Jeff Croskey (CEO, ALW)Andrea Hartranft (principal, Hartranft Lighting Design)Jean Jacques (executive vice president, SDA Lighting & Controls) and Sam Koerbel (founder, Lytei).

Topics discussed include:

  • The Great Resignation
  • How to attract new staff and retain existing staff?
  • Will business travel ramp back up in 2022?
  • What positions will most be in demand in 2022?
  • What positions will have less demand?
  • What products and technologies will create the most jobs in 2022?

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“Job Search in the New Normal” Webinar to be Held July 15

Pompeo Group has announced a free webinar to be held Wednesday, July 15 from 11 AM to 12 PM CST to help job searchers in the COVID era.

Pompeo Group has announced a free webinar to be held Wednesday, July 15 from 11 AM to 12 PM CST to help job searchers in the COVID era.

From Pompeo Group:

The COVID 19 pandemic has created an unprecedented number of job seekers. This no cost webinar is aimed at both new and experienced candidates to help them understand how to prepare and put their best foot forward.

“Job Search in the ‘New Normal’” is a free webinar that offers valuable resources and clarity for job seekers eager to get back into the workforce. Webinar attendees will be led with confidence and guidance as they are taught the proven strategies to successfully re-enter the workforce. The webinar will cover everything from resume building, applying to jobs, preparing for interviews, to following up with potential employers. This webinar is not industry specific and is open to anyone.

Paul Pompeo, president and Mary Lindenmuth, director of recruiting, will present.

Click here to register.

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Study Documents Major Job Growth from 179D Tax Deduction

As many as 77,000 new design and construction jobs would be created annually over 10 years–along with almost $7.4 billion more in annual GDP–if Congress and the Administration continue an…

As many as 77,000 new design and construction jobs would be created annually over 10 years–along with almost $7.4 billion more in annual GDP–if Congress and the Administration continue an important energy efficiency tax policy, according to an economic impact study by Regional Economic Models Inc. (REMI).

Section 179D of the tax code, also known as the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, allows qualifying building owners and businesses to receive up to a $1.80 per square foot tax deduction for certain energy efficient improvements placed into service during all open tax years. It was originally passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in direct response to broader energy usage and independence concerns.

The REMI study documents job creation and GDP growth under three scenarios that continue energy efficiency tax policies:

· Modernizing Section 179D, including increasing the deduction to $3 per square foot and making certain other reforms to strengthen it, generates significant job creation – on average 76,529 per year during its first decade.

· A long-term extension of the deduction at its current $1.80 per square foot level creates an average of almost 41,000 jobs per year over 10 years.

· A long-term extension at $1.80 per square foot, extension of the deduction to hospitals, schools, and other non-profits and to tribal community facilities, and an increase in the energy efficiency requirements creates almost 40,000 jobs per year over the next decade.

The economic growth and job creation generated by a modernized Section 179D would result in a striking GDP return of ten to one when considering the cost of the tax policy, the study finds.

The study was co-funded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with Alliant Group LP, Ameresco, Blue Energy Group, Concord Energy Strategies, Energy Tax Savers, Energy Systems Group, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Job Opportunity: Principal LED Power Supply Electronics Engineer at OSRAM SYLVANIA

I received the below career opportunity notice from OSRAM SYLVANIA, which I pass on to you: OSRAM SYLVANIA seeks a Principal LED Power Supply Electronics Engineer in Danvers, MA. Is…

I received the below career opportunity notice from OSRAM SYLVANIA, which I pass on to you:

OSRAM SYLVANIA seeks a Principal LED Power Supply Electronics Engineer in Danvers, MA. Is it you?

Just imagine working within an entrepreneurial, technology driven, fast pace, high-impact, environment where you are the one establishing new standards within an evolving global lighting industry. Now, imagine doing this within a small entrepreneurial group that is supported by a well-known, successful company such as OSRAM SYLVANIA. Yes! All the excitement and the benefits of what proven success can offer! If you would like to help us lead the way to Solid State Lighting, engage in cutting edge development, and work with the most talented engineers and scientists in the world, this may be your job!

As a Principal Power Electronics Engineer, you will design and develop power supplies for LED based lamps. This entails electrical design of the LED drive circuits with AC or DC input for voltage-controlled or current-controlled systems.

As a Principal Engineer you will:

• Perform product design and development activities with a high degree of independence and creativity
• Generate engineering documentation, e.g., specification, schematics, layouts, BOM, and qualification reports
• Work with the regulatory agencies (e.g., UL, FCC) to obtain relevant approvals
• Perform/Support qualification tests related to electrical, thermal, EMI and environmental requirements
• Be responsible from start to finish for new product development including product definition, design, parts selection and qualification
• Collaborate with our product realization department and quality department
• Interface with cross-functional departments at all levels of the company

Requirements:

• You must possess a demonstrated competency in the design of power electronics
• A working knowledge of switched-mode power supplies and its power conversion topologies like PFC, boost/buck/flyback converter
• An understanding of current and voltage waveforms in power conversion circuits
• Possess experience in power component selection and design of magnetic parts
• Demonstrated experience as a project leader
• A working knowledge of UL and EMI requirements for lighting systems and electronic power supplies
• The desire and ability to work independently within a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

This is a senior-level position and requires a minimum BS +7 years experience or MS +2 years of hands-on experience.

If this sounds like the job for you, click here to apply.

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Job Opportunity: Market Segment Manager for Kenall

Market Segment Manager Kenall, a leading manufacturer of advanced lighting solutions for healthcare, research and other specialized environments, has an exceptional new career opportunity for a Market Segment Manager to…

Market Segment Manager
Kenall, a leading manufacturer of advanced lighting solutions for healthcare, research and other specialized environments, has an exceptional new career opportunity for a Market Segment Manager to work closely with Kenall’s sales, marketing and product management teams to develop business strategies, implement segment-specific marketing and communications plans and monitor key segment metrics. Additionally, you will provide input for business plan, market and product planning, conduct competitive research and analysis for product segment(s), and achieve a level of “expert status” within assigned product segment(s).

• Previous experience in specification lighting.
• Knowledge of lighting channel, electrical construction, users, specifiers, contractor distributer connections, design capabilities, manufacturing issues, IES photometry, lighting practices, testing standards and methods, technical issues, 16500 schedules, certification strategies.
• Understanding of manufacturing and business concepts, methods, product design and materials.
• Architectural design or application background.
• Technical / engineering / applications orientation, photometry, standards.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Outgoing, assertive, energetic, enthusiastic and customer-oriented.

Kenall is a growing, financially stable organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of an established, growing organization, please forward your resume to:

Adrienne Cramer
Manager, Human Resources
Kenall Manufacturing
1020 Lakeside Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: 847 599-3453
Fax: 847 360-9480
Email: acramer@kenall.com
Visit our website at: www.kenall.com

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Job Advertisement: Kenall Seeks Director of Marketing

DIRECTOR, MARKETING Kenall, a leading manufacturer of high performance specialized lighting solutions for complex environments, has an exceptional career opportunity for a senior level marketing leader to direct our overall…

DIRECTOR, MARKETING

Kenall, a leading manufacturer of high performance specialized lighting solutions for complex environments, has an exceptional career opportunity for a senior level marketing leader to direct our overall marketing strategy and be a part of our executive team. The ideal candidate must possess a strong track record of performance and accomplishment, plus the proven talent to create powerfully compelling strategies and communications.

Responsibilities include: design, implement and facilitate marketing plans and oversee business development. Analyze potential markets that capitalize on new and emerging growth and revenue opportunities. Create and refine marketing strategy and business models for entering chosen markets and reaching business goals. Develop strong relationships and successful collaborations with strategic partners (specifiers, architects, end users) to drive marketing activities that increase business and sales. Provide overall guidelines for creative platforms such as branding. Create programs to market products through educational enlightenment. Manage and inspire our team of marketing professionals.

This position requires a strong business, marketing and strategic leader with 15 years related Marketing experience preferably from within the specification lighting industry. Must be a creative visionary and possess an exceptionally strong presence with polished communication and interpersonal skills. Must have a solid understanding of channels, trends, pricing, margin analysis, standards, regulations, etc. Bachelor’s/MBA in Marketing, Business or Communications preferred.

Kenall is a growing, financially sound organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture.

If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit, please forward your resume to:

Adrienne Cramer
Manager, Human Resources
1020 Lakeside Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: 847 599-3453
Fax: 847 360-9480
E-mail: acramer@kenall.com
Visit our website at: www.kenall.com

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