Cary S. Mendelsohn has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government.

Mendelsohn, CEO and owner of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co. (ILMC), represents the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) on the NLB board of directors. Mendelsohn founded the ILMC with his father in 1973. The family-owned-and-operated business now services more than 2,000 customers with a staff of more than 50 employees. In addition to expanding ILMC, Mendelsohn has been active in the lighting industry for more than four decades, having served on the NALMCO board of directors for eight years, including two years as the organization’s president.

“I am thrilled to take on this new and exciting role,” says Mendelsohn. “I also look forward to working alongside other powerful forces in this dynamic industry.”

The NLB also elected Howard P. Lewis as vice chair. Lewis represents the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and is associated with Spectro Lume, LLC. Lastly, Raymond E. “Ray” Kasmark, Jr., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW’s) Director of Business Development, was elected secretary/treasurer.