WattStopper is pleased to announce that Dorene Maniccia, Director of Policy and Industry Affairs, has been named Chair of the Lighting Controls Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The section’s focus is to promote the benefits of lighting controls including reducing energy costs and improving occupant satisfaction. Section members share experiences and work to transform the market and widespread use and acceptance of lighting controls and technologies.
Maniccia has 25 years of lighting industry experience, and has been with WattStopper since 2001. During that time, she has provided the vision and direction for WattStopper’s Best Practices, education and sustainability programs. Before her tenure at WattStopper, she conducted research in lighting and controls, and was an Assistant Research Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Institute’s Lighting Research Center. She also has experience as a lighting designer and consulting engineer. She is Lighting Certified as well as LEED-AP. Maniccia graduated from Penn State with a bachelors and masters degree in architectural engineering-illumination.
Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., NEMA consists of approximately 450 member companies that manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. NEMA provides a forum for the development of technical standards that are in the best interests of the industry and users, advocacy of industry policies on legislative and regulatory matters, and collection, analysis, and dissemination of industry data.
WattStopper (www.wattstopper.com), a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range of products, programs, and services. Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com), located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.