Mark Roush assumes IES presidency for 2015-2016 term
By Renée Francoeur
July 6, 2015 – Mark Roush is the new president of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). He succeeds Paul Mercier.
Roush has been a member of the IES for 36 years. During his career in lighting, he has worked in marketing, application engineering, business development and training, IES said. He has also been on the faculties of two universities, teaching lighting in architecture and interior design.
Roush is a past president of the IALD Education Trust, and chair of the Lightfair Innovation Awards committee. He has received numerous industry awards, IES stated, and is currently principal at Experience Light, a lighting consultancy firm.
“I look forward to leading the IES through a challenging time of opportunity represented by several leadership activities started with my predecessor and continuing as a result of the retirement of two key senior staff members,” Roush said. “We have commissioned a complete and thorough business review of IES operations, are very close to making an offer to a new executive vice-president, have capably identified an acting EVP and technical director, and have an engaged board that sees before it the great opportunity to rejuvenate the entire organization.”