Scranton Gillette Acquires Residential Lighting and Hospitality Lighting

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Scranton Gillette Acquires Residential Lighting and Hospitality Lighting

Arlington Heights, IL (Feb. 27, 2009) — Scranton Gillette Communications, located in Arlington Heights, IL, has acquired the assets of Residential Lighting and its Web site www.ResidentialLighting.com from Lincolnshire, IL’s Vance Publishing Corp. Hospitality Lighting was also included in the acquisition. Harry Urban, vice president of Scranton Gillette’s Events Team, spearheaded the transition. Urban was previously the Vice President, Interiors Media Network for Vance. The new team at Residential Lighting consists of Laura Van Zeyl, publisher and editorial director, and Sherwin Horowitz, Territory Sales Representative. Both Van Zeyl and Horowitz are also veteran Residential Lighting staffers. In addition, lighting guru, Randall Whitehead and former Residential Lighting Executive Editor, Jennifer Pinto, will remain as contributing editors.

“Scranton Gillette is a totally integrated B2B media company with strong capabilities in digital, custom, events, and, of course, print,” said Urban. “We intend to reinvigorate the already excellent Residential Lighting brand by combining Scranton Gillette’s strengths with the talented people who’ve joined our organization.”

In a press release to the marketplace, Ed Gillette, president and CEO of Scranton Gillette said, “We are excited about the opportunity to enter into the lighting market with a well respected brand like Residential Lighting.”

Any questions or comments should be directed to Harry Urban at 847.391.7928.