Lighting Designers Elected to IES Positions

Two Wiley|Wilson employee-owners were recently elected into officer positions for the Richmond Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Chuck Niedermayer, Project Engineer, will serve as the group’s Vice President and Awards Chair. Carlton Chew, Senior Lighting Designer, was elected as a Board member responsible for Membership and Social Media Chair.

“The IES community will be well served by Chuck and Carlton, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the technical aspects of illumination,” said Chris Garner, Vice President and Richmond Office Manager. “Their dedication to the field will help the Richmond IES group continue to serve its members and advocate for the importance of sound lighting strategies in designs. Congratulations!”

Chuck and Carlton are both members of Wiley|Wilson’s Lighting Design Studio. This team of lighting experts handles all components of lighting design, from visualization to installation. They work closely with clients to implement elevated lighting schemes that balance aesthetics, wellness, code compliance, and value.

“The IES does a great job of promoting lighting design and the critical role it plays in boosting productivity, enhancing moods, and improving performance,” Carlton said. “I encourage other engineers and designers to consider joining their local IES sections.” 

Echoing that sentiment is Mark Atkinson, Vice President and Project Manager, who serves as Vice President of the Roanoke IES section — a position he has held for several years. “Being active in the section gives me the chance to share ideas and strategies with other professionals and learn new tips and tactics that may benefit our clients,” Mark added.

About IES
The IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over a century 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 consisting of: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the society: to advance knowledge and disseminate information of the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.