Dave Young, ETC’s Architectural Regional Manager – West, received the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Presidential Award. The award recognizes Young’s hard work to keeping the annual IES conference a success “during unprecedentedly difficult times.” Fittingly, the award was presented at the recent IES conference in Schaumberg, IL.
“I’m grateful for the award – but also very grateful to have been of service,” says Young. “The IES is a crucial part of the lighting industry and I’m happy to help support it and ensure it continues. But maybe next time we could skip the havoc of a world-wide shutdown.”
Since January of 2020, Young has been the Annual Conference Committee Chair for IES. In that position he negotiated a pandemic, a shift to a fully online conference, and subsequent travel and gathering restrictions that were still felt at this year’s conference. With the successful completion of the 2023 conference, Young will now serve as an advisory member to the IES Conference Committee for the 2024 season.