Douglas W. Hagen, B-K Lighting CEO and founder, has announced that Nathan Sloan has been appointed the new president of both
B-K Lighting and
Teka Illumination. Sloan steps into the position held by Ron Naus, who suddenly passed away on May 31.
“I am confident that Nathan Sloan is the right person to lead the companies forward with continuity,” said Hagen. “He has a proven ability to create strategic clarity, drive innovation and growth, ensure disciplined execution and deliver results. We believe that his passion for manufacturing and technology will ensure that B-K Lighting and Teka Illumination continue to deliver innovations that have a positive impact on our industry.”
Sloan has been with B-K Lighting since 1995 and has held a variety of positions from assembly to general management. Prior to this promotion, he was serving as manufacturing manager for Teka Illumination. A graduate of California State University, Fresno his degree in business management and his understanding of the manufacturing processes has served the companies well as they continue to grow and innovate. “I am excited to bring my experience and knowledge in manufacturing to a new level at B-K Lighting and Teka Illumination as company President,” said Sloan. “Surrounded by a team dedicated to innovation, I will continue our legacy as we move forward.”
Elizabeth Donoff is Editor-at-Large of Architectural Lighting (AL). She served as Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2017. She joined the editorial team in 2003 and is a leading voice in the lighting community speaking at industry events such as Lightfair and the International Association of Lighting Designers Annual Enlighten Conference, and has twice served as a judge for the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section’s (IESNYC) Lumen Award program. In 2009, she received the Brilliance Award from the IESNYC for dedicated service and contribution to the New York City lighting community.
Over the past 11 years, under her editorial direction, Architectural Lighting has received a number of prestigious B2B journalism awards. In 2017, Architectural Lighting was a Top Ten Finalist for Magazine of the Year from the American Society of Business Publication Editors' AZBEE Awards. In 2016, Donoff received the Jesse H. Neal Award for her Editor’s Comments in the category of Best Commentary/Blog, and in 2015, AL received a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Media Brand (Overall Editorial Excellence).
Prior to her entry into design journalism, Donoff worked in New York City architectural offices including FXFowle where she was part of the project teams for the Reuters Building at Three Times Square and the New York Times Headquarters. She is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Me., and she earned her Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.