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Forest Lighting Announces Advisory Council

August 4, 2015
By Marketwired News

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – August 04, 2015) –Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS, has announced the formation of an Advisory Council to assist in guiding the strategic direction and growth of the business. 

“For the last year we have been in start-up mode establishing the brand and investing in a major inventory presence in our Houston warehouse,” said Jian Ni, chief operating officer of Forest Lighting. “We expect our rapid growth to continue, so in order to assure maximum productivity and profitability, we’ve asked these highly experienced and successful industry professionals to advise me and my management team. Collectively, the council has 224 years of experience in the lighting and electrical industries, and I look forward to their counsel as we provide affordable, high performance LED lamps and luminaires to American markets. They will play an active, highly-involved role, and I’m excited to have such proven talent associated with Forest Lighting.”

The Forest Lighting Advisory Council:
Rob Colgan. Executive Director of Market Development for NECA (retired), and formerly President of Colgan-Davis Electrical Contractors.

Jeff Miller. Award winning and internationally recognized lighting designer and educator. Served as President of the IALD, and on the board of Lightfair International.

Peter Petersen. Owner and President of PA Energy Specialists in Mexico City. Served as President of IES-Mexico Section. General Coordinator of Lighting Certificate Programs at Universidad Iberoamericana. Currently consults with Mexico’s National Energy Efficiency Commission (CONUEE), and serves as President of ANCOMEE Mexico.

Bob Siegel. Vice President, Investment and Inventory Management for Graybar (retired). Held high level management and executive positions with Graybar since 1984, recently leading the purchasing, cost services, and demand planning organizations.

Keith T.S. Ward. Corporate Vice President and Managing Director, Future Lighting Solutions in Montreal. Formerly President and CEO of Luminus Devices (LEDs) and EYE Lighting (owned by Iwasaki of Japan.) Served as Managing Director for GE Lighting in India. 

Doug Baillie. Vice President of Communications for Acuity Brands Lighting (retired). Held senior communications management positions with Siemens for 25 years. Consulted for NEMA, and several companies in the lighting and chemical industries.

More detailed biographies on the Forest Lighting Advisory Council are available at

Editor Contact:
Forest Lighting Public Relations
Doug Baillie
Baillie Communications, Alpharetta, GA