Cory Schneider, LC, who is CEO at Lighting Unlimited, Inc. in Scottsdale Arizona, has been named president of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD), the organization announced today.
"This is a truly exciting time for NAILD," Schneider said. "The board and I are exploring many different initiatives for the organization this year, including certifying our Lighting Specialist educational programs, expanding our educational offerings, creating ‘train the trainer’ programs and discussing partnerships with other lighting organizations."
Last year, under immediate past president Robin Watt’s leadership, NAILD tripled the number of educational sessions at NAILD Innovation, the organization’s annual conference, and partnered with Get a Grip Podcasts to introduce Get a Grip on Lighting, the official podcast of NAILD.
Joining Schneider on the NAILD board are president-elect Spencer Miles of Pacific Lamp & Supply, Seattle, Treasurer Matt Thesing of One Source Lighting, Grand Junction, Colorado, immediate past president Robin Watt of C.N. Robinson Lighting Supply, Baltimore, Josh Brown of Keystone Lighting of North Wales, Pennsylvania and Kevin Wolff of Jesco Lighting of Port Washington, New York.
NAILD extends its thanks and recognizes the outstanding contributions of departing board members: Tom Ciurzak of BLC International, Inc., Garden Grove, California, Gerard Darville of Lutron Electronics, Inc, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, Jim Goodwin of Wattsaver Lighting Products, East Hartford, Connecticut and Brian Huff of Adventure Lighting, Des Moines, Iowa.