Joel Solon Spira (March 1, 1927 – April 8, 2015) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and business magnate. He invented a version of the light-dimmer switch for use in homes around the United States and led his Lutron Electronics Company into the production of lighting controllers. Spira was born in New York City in 1927. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1948 and became a benefactor with his wife, including the School of Mechanical Engineering Ruth and Joel Spira Award and others.
Highest paying job titles at Lutron Electronics Company include Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer, Senior Software Developer, and Senior Software Engineer