Quoizel’s own Ira Phillips was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Lighting One at last week’s 2014 Lighting One Convention! The award was graciously accepted by the very surprised Ira who thanked the industry for honoring him with such a prestigious tribute.
The Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, TX is where 250 lighting showrooms and suppliers attended the annual awards ceremony.
Known as the “PT Barnum of the Lighting Industry,” Ira Phillips joined Quoizel in 1964 and since has led it through extraordinary growth by expanding the product mix and providing innovative merchandising strategies to retailers. Phillips acquired full ownership in 1986. Today, Quoizel remains a privately held, family-owned and operated business offering more than 2,000 items in its full-line catalog. Quoizel has 150 employees between 3 locations in South Carolina, New York and China.