September 9th, 2015


Wednesday 9th, September 2015

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Joint meeting wth the Cedar Rapids Section IEEE

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting

Topic: Hear about the first company in the country to create a fully functional Intelligent LED Lighting System which is both powered and controlled solely by networking equipment cat5 or cat6 low voltage cabling. This will be a very engaging and interesting presentation of how an Iowa based company is changing the fundamental way we approach lighting.

Speaker: Mr. Wendell Strong PoE Lighting Solutions Manager for Innovative Lighting in Des Moines with locations in Ankeny, Albia and Roland Iowa. Innovative Lighting is generally acknowledged as the oldest LED Lighting Manufacturer in the U.S. that has partnered with Cisco.

Mr. Wendell Strong is a 30 year Veteran of the Commercial / Industrial Lighting Industry and is currently employed as the PoE Lighting Solutions Manager by Innovative Lighting, an Iowa based LED fixture manufacturer nearly 20 years. His lighting career has included working with both large and small Lighting Distributors in a variety of roles ranging from Lighting Specialist to Vice President of Lighting Sales. These roles included nearly every aspect of lighting including Project Management responsibilities.

Additionally, Wendell has served as the President and Executive Board member of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors and helped create and design two Lighting Specialist training programs currently being used by both Manufacturers and Distributors alike.

Wendell has also been recognized and seated as an expert witness in matters related to lighting by the Arizona Superior Court System.

Program Chair: Mr. Phil Kenealy

Meal: Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Basil Cream Sauce.

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 7 September 2015. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.