January 16, 2024
Sonepar Joins IES as Champion Level Sustaining Member
New York, NY: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is proud to welcome Sonepar as its newest Champion Level sustaining member company. Sonepar is the first electrical distributor with a Champion Level Sustaining Membership with IES, marking the company’s commitment to the development of lighting professionals.
IES Sustaining Membership is for companies, institutions, and other organizations regardless of staff size or operational budget. Five levels of membership are available, with Champion Level as the highest with maximum services and benefits provided by the IES for the company and its employees.
“Becoming a Champion Level sustaining member of IES strengthens our expertise and service level for the lighting and controls product category. With the content provided by IES, our associates get valuable ongoing education that allows us to serve our customers as lighting experts. We look forward to a strong relationship between Sonepar and IES,” stated Marc Hodges, Director Lighting Solutions at Sonepar USA.
“With the programs and tools provided by IES, our associates get access to resources unmatched in the lighting industry. This investment demonstrates Sonepar’s commitment to career development for lighting professionals throughout our company,” added Bob Preston, Solutions Specialist – Lighting from Capital Electric, a Sonepar Company.
Sustaining Member benefits include access to education and the new Lighting Library®, discounted memberships and attendances to society level events and conferences, promotion of your company on our website, at our annual events, and in the award-winning LD+A magazine. In addition, a portion of the Sustaining Membership dues are tax deductible in the United States.
“We are excited to welcome Sonepar as a Champion Level sustaining member,” stated Colleen Harper, CEO and Executive Director of the IES. “We look forward to working with them for years to come with mutual benefits for the Society and their company.”
The five Sustaining Membership levels (Contributor, Supporter, Benefactor, Ambassador and Champion) start at $1,250 USD per year. Of the more than 300 Sustaining Member companies, Sonepar stands out as one of four Champion Level members.
About the IES
Established in 1906, the Illuminating Engineering Society is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. Our 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. To learn more about us, visit www.ies.org.
Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Through a dense network of 80 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 44,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of $33.1 billion in 2022.* For more information, visit www.sonepar.com.
*Figure converted to dollars from €31.416B at 1.054 USD/EUR average rate.
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