About Us

IES Mission Statement
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

 

IES Vision Statement
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

 
HISTORY
Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over one hundred years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through its technical committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via research-and consensus-based lighting recommendations.

The Ottawa Section received its charter from the Society in 1943.

It began during the height of World War II. Even amidst the turmoil of the conflict, a group of dedicated lighting practitioners felt a need to meet to share best practices and stay on top of the many developments of emerging lighting technologies. At that time, Linear fluorescents were a new product, having been introduced to the world at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

As for lighting in Ottawa, our local Section has provided our members and others interested in lighting quality a forum to share ideas through guest speaker presentations and the delivery of lighting education. Our members enjoy opportunities to meet and network with like-minded individuals with whom they share best practices and lessons learned.

Since Warren (Monty) Montabone served as the first president of our Section he has been succeeded by 54 others, all of whom have contributed to shaping the local lighting landscape.
 

 Section Officers 2019-2020


  • President: Steve Hubbard, Lightenco
  • Immediate Past President: Shane LaBrash, Hydro Ottawa
  • Vice President: Stewart Impey, MVP Lighting
  • Secretary: Alex Ramos, Aland Enterprises
  • Treasurer: Alex Ramos, Aland Enterprises
  • Manager and Golf Chair: Kristian Quosdorf, Energy Ottawa
  • Manager and Program Chair: Stewart Impey, MVP Lighting
  • Manager and Education Chair: Geoff D. Bryden, Gabriel Mackinnon
  • Manager and Trade Show Chair: Alex Beaulieu, WSA
  • Manager: Geoff Bryden, Gabriel Mackinnon
  • Membership Chair and Webmaster: Bob Bridges
  • Emerging Professional Chair: Jordan Ross, Hydro Ottawa

 

 Board of Managers 2019-2020


  • Emerson Joekumar
  • Kristian Quosdorf
  • Alex Beaulieu
  • Geoff Bryden

 

 Past Presidents


  • Shane Labrash (2018-2019)
  • Francis Hodgson (2017-2018)
  • Francis Hodgson (2016-2017)
  • Andrew Mackinnon (2015-2016)
  • Andrew Mackinnon (2014-2015)
  • Andrew Mackinnon (2013-2014)
  • Andrew Mackinnon (2012-2013)
  • Bob Bridges (2011-2012)
  • Bob Bridges (2010-2011)
  • Bruce Meiklejohn (2009-2010)
  • Bruce Meiklejohn (2008-2009)
  • Bruce Meiklejohn (2007-2008)
  • Guy Brunet (2006-2007)
  • Guy Brunet (2005-2006)
  • Bob Bridges (2004-2005)
  • Bob Bridges (2003-2004)
  • Karen Pero (2002-2003)
  • Don Ayotte (2001-2002)
  • John Gorman (2000-2001)
  • John Gorman (1999-2000)
  • Gilles De Grandpré (1998-1999)
  • Gilles De Grandpré (1997-1998)
  • Philip Gabriel (1996-1997)
  • Philip Gabriel (1995-1996)
  • Ivan Pasini (1994-1995)
  • Ivan Pasini (1993-1994)
  • Brian Duff (1992-1993)
  • Arnold Midgley (1991-1992)
  • Arnold Midgley (1990-1991)
  • Mario Grenier (1989-1990)
  • Christopher Dean (1988-1989)
  • Christopher Dean (1987-1988)
  • Tom Wrightsell (1986-1987)
  • Chris Fox (1985-1986)
  • Henry Jacques (1984-1985)
  • Henry Jacques (1983-1984)
  • Chuck Wood (1982-1983)
  • Dave Thelen (1981-1982)
  • Brian Lockhart (1980-1981)
  • Stu Smith (1979-1980)
  • Bas Humphrys (1978-1979)
  • John Lunde (1977-1978)
  • Don Srigley (1976-1977)
  • Earl Windsor (1975-1976)
  • Cliff Knapp (1974-1975)
  • Bob McLean (1973-1974)
  • Jack Buchanan (1972-1972)
  • Ernie Walton (1971-1972)
  • Leon Marshall (1970-1971)
  • Reagh Dennis (1969-1970)
  • Smillie Buckland (1968-1969)
  • Pete Hanley (1967-1968)
  • Len Campbell (1966-1967)
  • Fred Simmons (1965-1966)
  • Dalt Wilson (1964-1965)
  • Harry Callan (1963-1964)
  • Bill McGarry (1962-1963)
  • Alex Cross (1961-1962)
  • Stan McGann (1960-1961)
  • Dave Miller (1959-1960)
  • Bill McCormick (1958-1959)
  • Ray Thornton (1957-1958)
  • Jim Rylance (1956-1957)
  • Jack Wilson (1955-1956)
  • Larry Dupuis (1954-1955)
  • Bill Reny (1953-1954)
  • Doc Mills (1952-1953)
  • Jim Rylance (1951-1952)
  • john Hornsby (195-01951)
  • Bill Fulton (1949-1950)
  • D. S. Robertson (1948-1949)
  • Monty Montabone (1947-1948)
  • Al Kennard (1946-1947)
  • Lofty Walden (1945-1946)
  • Monty Montabone (1944-1945)