Mark Roush Assumes Presidency of the IES

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

On July 1, Mark Roush takes the post of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development. Roush succeeds Paul Mercier.

In addition to his appointment as President, Roush — Principal at the NYC-based lighting consultancy firm Experience Light — is a Fellow Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Member, a Past President of the IALD Education Trust, and Chair of the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards Committee. He has served on IES Committees as Member, Secretary, and Chair mainly on education, but also in service including Medal Award, task group on the Annual Conference, and student involvement. He has also received numerous industry awards.
“I look forward to leading the IES through a challenging time of opportunity represented by several leadership activities started with my predecessor and continuing as a result of the retirement of two key senior staff members. We have commissioned a complete and thorough business review of IES operations, are very close to making an offer to new Executive Vice President, have capably identified an acting EVP and Technical Director, and have an engaged Board that sees before it the great opportunity to rejuvenate the entire organization,” Roush states. “During my tenure as Vice President, we were successful in fashioning our Strategic Plan toward a vision focused on outcomes and not processes. This is an exciting time and I see a great future for the IES to engage our members, staff and Board.”

Roush has been a member of the IES for 36 years. During his lighting career, he has worked in various capacities including marketing, application engineering, business development, and training. he has been on the faculties of two universities teaching lighting in architecture and interior design, plus has contributed to numerous articles on lighting.

 The rest of the Board is as follows: 
President-Elect, 2016 -2017: Shirley Coyle, LC, Cree Inc., Canada

 IES Board of Directors:
  •      Paul Mercier, LC (Past President), Lighting Design Innovations 
  •      Nick Bleeker, (Treasurer), Philips Lighting
  •      Carla Bukalski, PE, LC, Eaton
  •      Boyd Corbett, Heilux, LLC 
  •      Jeffrey J. Davis, LC, System Design Consultants
  •      Cheryl English, LC, Acuity Brands 
  •      Jennifer Jaques, Lighting Application Sciences, LLC 
  •      Brian Liebel, The Lighting Partnership 
  •      Francois-Xavier Morin, LC, ON LIGHT 
  •      James Potts, Eaton 
  •      James Radi, Shat-R-Shield

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