Mark Kaner is a nationally recognized expert known for providing unique, leading-edge, energy-saving lighting solutions focused on creating a positive and exciting retail experience. He built a career in lighting and has done extensive work with retail design and architectural firms. In 2003, Mark launched the National Accounts division of Western Extralite Company. Since then he has collaborated with many retailers and design firms on prototype and brand image designs.
Many of Mark's retail projects have received awards from Chain Store Age Magazine as well as the Association for Retail Environments and the Retail Design Institute. In recent years Mark has also designed projects for the hospitality and health care industry. Mark is Lighting Certified from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and has a BS/BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Business.
His presentation is titled Retail Lighting Design for a Green World and will explore the art and science of lighting design.
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On Thursday November 15th, the we will be hosting a Pecha Kucha event for students. This will be a great opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills as they explore a retail topic of interest while in the company of retail design professionals.
Because Ohio has such a strong retail design community, including one of the highest concentrations of nationally-acclaimed design firms, RDI is working to engage with schools in Ohio to promote retail design as an exciting and dynamic career. Of course, your support is imperative! Our Pecha Kucha Night is an opportunity for students to gain valuable presentation skills and interact with professionals; we hope that you will join us for this event.