Tai Wang, Leonard Schwartz and Tony Wang

WAC Lighting Founder Tony Wang announced the passing of esteemed industry veteran Leonard Schwartz, expressing deep sorrow for the loss and highlighting Schwartz’s instrumental role in WAC’s success.

Described as a gentleman and a figure of inspiration, Schwartz served WAC for over three decades, holding various roles, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Survived by his daughters, son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Schwartz’s impressive career in the lighting industry began in the late 1950s and involved significant contributions to companies like Lightolier and EDCO. Schwartz’s journey included founding his rep business before joining WAC, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s trajectory.

WAC Lighting, known for its intelligent LED luminaires and ceiling fans, encompasses brands such as MODERN FORMS, SCHONBEK, and WAC Landscape, reflecting a commitment to innovative design and technology. The industry mourns the loss of Leonard Schwartz, recognizing his lasting impact and contributions to WAC’s leadership.