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   March 23, 2022   

EXPERIENCE Brands Joins Illuminating Engineering Society as Sustaining Member


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Fast-growing conglomerate invests in professional society membership


Gaffney, South Carolina – EXPERIENCE Brands announces it has become a Sustaining Member of the Illuminating Society of North America (IESNA) in early March. This prestigious designation is reserved for individuals, companies, institutions, and others who have elected to support the Society through funding of additional programs that benefit all segments of membership including educational projects, mentorship programs, lighting research, outreach initiatives, and other new endeavors.

Wes Lane, Director of Marketing, commented, “This commitment represents just one logical conclusion to which we strive for every day. Our mission is to illuminate humanity through our seven brands to provide responsible and relevant lighting products that will benefit society on multiple levels. In short, our common goals align to improve the quality of life through quality of light. We look forward to participating with the society in events and supporting their efforts over the long term.”

As EXPERIENCE Brands grows, so too will the participation of Experience Brands within the Society. Employees will be encouraged to embrace the vast pool of knowledge the IES provides and explore networking opportunities for their professional development. “The opportunities for knowledge and education fit quite well with our company values” noted Chris Stockton, CEO of Experience Brands world-wide operations.


About the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Established in 1906, the Illuminating Engineering Society is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. Their mission is to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. We provide a variety of professional development, publications, networking, and educational opportunities to our membership of engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists in nearly 60 countries. Through our American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited process, we publish and maintain the Lighting Library®, with over 100 standards written by subject matter experts in our technical committees. In all our efforts, we strive to improve life through quality of light.

Experience Brands is a progressive international group of established lighting companies comprised of Hess, Griven, and Pantheon for outdoor lighting and Lamp, Nordeon, Schmitz, and Wila for interior applications. Our selection of brands fulfills every specification-grade lighting requirement for any project worldwide. The individual companies provide extensive production facilities, distribution network, product design, and infrastructure to accommodate even the most demanding of projects.

EXPERIENCE Brands operates in more than 100 countries and is a global organization with a local understanding. Our committed teams ensure that our use of innovation and technology are always appropriate for each proposal. We understand each society is different, and so are we. The Group’s mission is to illuminate humanity.


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