April 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SPEAKER: James Solecki
James Solecki has been involved in the lighting industry since the ripe old age of 14; getting his feet wet and catching the lighting bug while managing stage and live event lighting gigs. He went on to found INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting in 1999 growing it into one of Ontario’s leading outdoor lighting companies. Focused on providing residential and commercial properties with green, environmentally friendly and dark sky friendly lighting systems James carved a niche in the lighting industry. With over 700 systems installed and with clients across Ontario and throughout North America, INTEGRA has become a sought after brand in Outdoor Lighting Systems.
In 2015 James opened Island Villa Lighting in the Turks and Caicos Islands with the intent to bring leading edge lighting design, specification and installation services to the Caribbean. Since arriving he has expanded his operations to include a design/consultancy, a distribution company and a contracting business. TCI clients include both high value private villa owners as well as top tier condominium resort operators.
James and his INTEGRA business was honoured with six Awards of Excellence from Landscape Ontario. INTEGRA has also been awarded “Company of the Year” in the Huntsville/ Lake of Bays Business Excellence Awards and received an Environmental Stewardship Award from the Muskoka Heritage Foundation. Realizing a need to vertically integrate, James expanded his operations by opening JSLDesign, an interior lighting design firm, and ventured into the realm of LED lamps, building the first successful complete line of LED lamps for outdoor lighting systems. James is active in his community, volunteering his time with many worthy causes such as the Lion’s Club, Chambers of Commerce, School Parent’s Council, the YWCA and others. He lives with his wife ‘full time’ in the Turks and Caicos and is greatly looking forward to when travel returns to normal and come visit his two adult children in Canada.
COSTS: Donations of $10/15/20 per registration which will be donated to the IES Calgary Section Scholarship Fund.