Committee Detail

Lighting Control Systems Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope and Documents


This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for the efficient and effective use of lighting control systems.

Included subject matter: The scope includes lighting control systems and protocols. Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover energy efficiency lighting programs.

Committee Leadership

Joe Bokelman
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Joe Bokelman has engaged the lighting industry from multiple angles and roles for more than 25 years – from student of lighting to lighting designer, through sales rep, project manager and manufacturing leader. Over the last 8 years, Joe managed the controls-integration and technology paths for several major lighting brands. His roles involved managing the transition from traditional lamps and ballasts to modern LED sources, control electronics, and life safety systems. Joe also drove a major product introduction for advanced, networked lighting controls, with enterprise software and ‘beyond lighting’ cloud-based apps. A self-professed technogeek, Joe is always on the lookout for ingenious innovations and novel engineering. Joe and his family currently live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Kyle J. Hemmi
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Kyle J. Hemmi, CLEAResult’s Senior Energy Engineer over lighting projects and programs, brings more than 23 years of lighting and controls experience in supporting engineering consulting services to utility, commercial and industrial clients. Kyle has trained more than 15,000 professionals on a variety of lighting, lighting controls, and C&I automation topics. He serves as a technical advisor to the DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC)® Solid State Lighitng and Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) initiatives and is Co-chair of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Lighting Controls Committee. He has been an active member of the IES since 2004, holding a variety or leadership positions fo rthe Austin Section

Vice-Chair - Yoelit H. Hiebert

Vice-Chair - Mitchell K. Hefter

Secretary - Harold Jepsen

Members (Voting)

  • Howard L. Wolfman
  • James M. Yorgey
  • Kurt D. Nielsen
  • Larry Schoeneman
  • Lyn Gomes
  • Melissa L. Goren
  • Michael A. Myer
  • Paul K. Ericson
  • Richard N. Miller
  • Roy Harvey
  • Shoshanna Segal
  • Steven L. Pay
  • Todd M. Reemtsma
  • William Ellis
  • Carol C. Jones
  • Raymond G. Janik
  • Casey Diers
  • Levin F. Nock

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Adam R. Levine
  • Avraham M. Mor
  • Brandon S. Renouf
  • Brian A. Flanary
  • Bryan Palmer
  • Catherine M. Barnes, LC, CLCP
  • Chris K. Wolgamott
  • Daniel Noiseux
  • Dejan Lenasi
  • Derek McLaughlin
  • Dhafir Hameed
  • Edwin F. Poland
  • Emily Lai
  • Gregg A. Hauser
  • Hyman M. Kaplan
  • Jeff B. Mabray
  • Jennifer Amann
  • Jianchuan Tan
  • Jim Frazer
  • John M. Sundy
  • Kenneth Appleman
  • Lance Mueller
  • Michael A. Lunn
  • Michael E. Poplawski
  • Michael J. Stern
  • Michael Jouaneh
  • Morris E. Rosen
  • Nikolay Smirnov
  • Richard H. Wyton
  • Robert P. Dagostino
  • Scott Ziegenfus
  • Steven D. Mesh
  • Xavier Varghese
  • Seth S. Ely
  • Cory Souders
  • Jason Grandpre
  • Jennifer Scheib
  • Jennifer Nekuda
  • Jerry Faught
  • Jarred Joffe
  • Caye Piper
  • Benjamin Feagin
  • Lexi J. Avanzato, LC
  • Hiva Kamangar
  • Chidi Benedict-Uzoruo
  • Lawrence Lamontagne

Advisory Panel Liaisons

  • Tanya T. Hernandez

Board Liaisons


Staff Liaisons

  • Patricia A. McGillicuddy
  • Geomara Flores