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WORKSHOPS Tuesday, February 28
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop 6: The Evolution of Luminaires: History, Future, Culture, Technology and Design
This 4 hour workshop session will consist of presentations, a panel discussion, and audience Q&A and collaboration. It will include an overview of historical,
cultural, and aesthetic infuences in luminaire design in addition to technical considerations. Leading luminaire designers, product managers, and specifers
will present successful solutions and approaches. Interactive group exercises will focus on identifying products and applications that are most needed to
meet today’s challenges for energy performance, health and wellbeing, modularity, adaptability, connectivity, and “future proofng.”
Clifton Stanley Lemon, IESNA
Clifton has decades of experience in marketing communications, research and education focused on the built environment. He was the
Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa, an innovative LED startup company founded by Shuji Nakamura, 2014 Nobel laureate
in physics for his work on inventing the LED, and had a key role in the launch of the company in 2012. Before Soraa he was the VP of
Business Development for Integral Group, a leading deep green engineering frm based in Oakland, CA. He is Chair of the Emerging
Professionals committee for the San Francisco Section of IES, and is on the Lighting Quality committee for the International Association
of Lighting Designers. He is also a founder of LightPlace Advisors, a consultancy that works with public agencies and private owners to
accelerate the transformation of public space currently underway with new lighting and smart city technology.
Scott Yu, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Offcer, Vode Lighting
Scott is an award-winning industrial designer known worldwide for his innovative transportation and consumer electronics designs. With
more than 27 years of experience, he’s known for taking the best ideas from the worlds of marketing, engineering and manufacturing, and
applying them to exciting product solutions. Scott co-founded Gingko Design in San Francisco in 1990 and led the industrial design frm to
many awards, including IDEA, CES, iF, Good Design, ID Magazine and Singapore Design awards. He graduated from the Art Center College
of Design and has held positions at Ford Motor Company, Peugeot SA, and Volvo A.B. He served as lead designer for Citroen’s ECO 2000 – a
test vehicle – which achieved an impressive 90 mpg. As the youngest manager at Ford Motor Company, Scott oversaw the small car studio
responsible for developing the Probe, Escort and Festiva.
Scott Hershman, Executive VP, Design and Product Management, LF Illumination
Scott is a leading architectural lighting designer with more than 20 years in the feld and several national product lighting awards for his
designs, as well as industry recognition from both the IALD and IES. He has worked on a wide range of prestigious projects that includes
museums, libraries, hotels, residences, airports, retail, offce towers, and more. Scott trained in stage lighting and earned a Master of Fine
Arts degree in architectural lighting design from Parsons, where he now teaches a master’s degree course in luminaire design. Scott is
active in many industry organizations and currently serves the IALD as Co-Chair of Steering Committee for the LIRC.
Susan Larson, VP OEM Relations, Soraa
Susan joined Soraa in 2010 as Director of Sales and helped to start the Lamps Division. She brings extensive lighting industry experience,
with key roles in LED companies such as Lynk Labs, Led Engin, Exclara, and Neo Neon. She is also the former CEO of iLight Technologies, a
leader in innovative LED solutions. Susan received her MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in
Psychology and Neurobiology from Northwestern University.
Jeremy J. Steinmeier, Project Architect, Lighting Designer, Gensler
Jeremy is a modernist architect and lighting designer with a passion for design and construction. His award-winning projects include single
and multi-unit housing, retail facilities, and commercial projects. Evident in his work is an underlying commitment to thoughtful design,
environmental stewardship, leadership through consensus building, and an appeal to the emotional experience of the user.He was a Senior
Architect and Lighting Designer with architecture and Light in San Francisco, and completed several projects with prominent architects
providing conceptual design, renderings, calculations and specifcations for such award-winning architects as, Studios Architecture,
Tigerman McCurry, Wong Logan Architects, and Tom Elliot Fisch, and Heidi Richardson.
Jason Posselt, Senior Director of Product Management, ChromaLit at Intematix
Jason is a highly motivated hands-on marketing executive with over sixteen years of experience in high power LEDs and a strong technical
background. He has a successful track record in managing product portfolios from initial market penetration to sustained growth, and
a strong ability to interact both commercially and technically with customers to understand and align product attributes with product
requirements. He has broad exposure to multiple solid-state lighting market segments with experience in developing market specifc
products and marketing strategies. He also has extensive international work experience including customer focused activities and
interaction with offshore manufacturing.