Who is PCLC?

Industry-Recognized Pioneers

Chris Brown

  • Former CEO and owner of Wiedenbach Brown
  • Investor in several lighting and energy related startups
  • Creator of Illumigeddon and Illumitunity concepts
  • Still observing and commenting on disruption in lighting manufacturing and distribution
  • Still believes LIGHTING IS EXCITING!

Bill Warren

  • Founder, Willard L. Warren Associates
  • Senior roles at The Lighting Group, Holophane, US Lighting Systems, and Segner & Dalton
  • Former Chair of the Board of Fellows of the Illuminating Engineering Society of N.A.
  • Alumnus of Cooper Union and Director of the Cooper Union Research Foundation

Joel Snook

  • President, NEV Electronics
  • 17+ years experience as product design engineer in the lighting industry
  • Successfully brought to market lighting controllers, LED drivers, 0-10 and DALI ballasts
  • BSEE UC Davis
  • 6 lighting control patents

Jim Benya

  • Over 40 years’ experience as lighting designer, educator, and consultant
  • Leadership roles at Smith Hinchman & Grylls Lighting Group and Luminae Souter Lighting Design
  • Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of N.A.
  • Two-time recipient of the Edison Award