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CFO Kathrin Dahnke leaves Osram Management Board

The supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG and CFO Kathrin Dahnke agreed to terminate her contract on June 30 by mutual agreement. With the planned delisting of OSRAM Licht AG, which is expected to be implemented by the end of June, important tasks in the department of Osram's Chief Financial Officer ...Read more..

Jack Adams – New Laboratory Manager at the LIA

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) congratulates Jack Adams as he undertakes his new position of Laboratory Manager at The LIA. The LIA Laboratory is the largest lighting specific facility in Europe. As a result of recent considerable investment, it has established itself as a key provi...Read more..

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Mat...Read more..

Karin Zumtobel-Chammah appointed new Chairwoman of the Zumtobel Supervisory Board

Zumtobel warmly welcome Karin Zumtobel-Chammah as the new Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board! After finishing her MBA at the University of Fribourg, she held leading management positions at major financial institutions. In 1996 Karin Zumtobel-Chammah joined the Zumtobel Group, where she held a...Read more..

Signify to appoint Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as CFO

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the appointment of Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2020. Javier will succeed René van Schooten, who currently holds the position on an interim b...Read more..

Hugo Rohner takes over as CEO of Tridonic

On May 1, 2020 Hugo Rohner will take over as CEO of Tridonic, the lighting technology company of the Zumtobel Group. Hugo Rohner is an internationally experienced manager in the fields of digitalisation and IoT (Internet of Things) and was most recently the CEO of the Skidata Group in Salzburg....Read more..

John Selldorff of Legrand Comments Exclusively to the EdisonReport

Yesterday, your humble editor spoke with John Selldorff President and CEO of Legrand, North and Central America, regarding their acquisition of Focal Point.   Selldorff said, “These are exciting times as we are seeing the maturation of LED Lighting.” Selldorff told me that Foca...Read more..

Nadarajah Narendran Elected to Fellow of SPIE

Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center professor and director of research Nadarajah Narendran has been elected to the grade of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contribu...Read more..

Rondolat to Get 4 More Years at Signify

Signify proposes re-appointments and announces changes to the composition of its Board of Management Proposal to re-appoint Eric Rondolat as CEO and René van Schooten as a member of the Board of ManagementProposal to appoint Maria Letizia Mariani as a member of the Board of ManagementThe compan...Read more..

Signify Appoints Kevin Poyck as New Market Group Leader Americas

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that Kevin Poyck is appointed as its new Market Group Leader Americas effective November 11, 2019. In this role, Poyck will focus on driving commercial operations for Signify’s customers in the US, Canada and Latin Ameri...Read more..

Obituary – Lou Bedocs

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lou. He was a great man, a wonderful inspiration and always had his heart in lighting. I first met him when I was an apprentice Lighting Engineer at Thorn Lighting. I had been sent to the labs in Enfield during the summer for intensive 'on the job' tra...Read more..

Retired – James Brodrick – A Leading Voice for SSL Adoption

Dr. James R. Brodrick—lighting program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) —has retired after 23 years of DOE service. Brodrick was the architect of a US federal strategy to accelerate the development and adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. His vision and innovative pl...Read more..

Dr. Ulf Meiners Joins Nichia Chemical Europe

Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH announces that Dr. Ulf Meiners has assumed the position of Managing Director effective October 2018. Dr. Meiners has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor development and manufacturing. He is bringing a wealth of experience from his previous role as Managi...Read more..

Former OSRAM Sylvania Executive Richard Leaman Named CEO Of EiKO Global

EiKO Global has named Richard D. Leaman as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 25, 2018. Leaman will serve as CEO of EiKO's global business in commercial and industrial lighting. Leaman’s experience and expertise are well aligned with EiKO’s continued efforts to build deeper relationship...Read more..

In Memoriam: Jo Mulders, ADJ Group of Companies

It is with deep sadness that the ADJ Group of Companies announces the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jo Mulders on Monday, September 17, 2018. An esteemed and beloved colleague, Mulders, 61, worked as General Manager at the ADJ Group’s European headquarters in Kerkrade, The Netherlands...Read more..

Amir Zoufonoun – Xicato’s new CEO

Xicato is pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Zoufonoun as President and CEO upon the retirement of co-founder Menko de Roos. The appointment takes effect as of 1st August 2018. As founder and CEO of multiple venture-backed companies, Amir brings more than 25 years of technology innovatio...Read more..

Kaj den Daas to Quality Light Source, LLC as CEO

Exclusive:  Must credit EdisonReport.  EdisonReport can confirm that Kaj den Daas has accepted the position of CEO of Quality Light Source Company, LLC.  Kaj recently served as CEO and President of TCP Lighting.  Kaj is best known for his 32 years at Philips Lighting, where he retired in 2...Read more..

Cree Names Gregg Lowe CEO to Replace Chuck Swoboda

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the appointment of Gregg Lowe as president and chief executive officer and to the board of directors of Cree, effective September 27. Mr. Lowe succeeds Chuck Swoboda, per the transition plan announced in May. Coincident with this c...Read more..

Lunera Promotes Tom Quinn, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Organization

Skilled Hardware and Software Veteran to Accelerate Customer Adoption of Smart Building Services On the heels of three consecutive record revenue quarters, Lunera announced today it has promoted Tom Quinn to senior vice president, worldwide field organization. At Lunera since the beginning, Tom br...Read more..

OLEDWorks Announces New Managing Director in Aachen – Wolfgang Goergen

OLEDWorks, the leading U.S. OLED light engine and panel manufacturing company, is pleased to announce Wolfgang Goergen as the Managing Diector for OLEDWorks Gmbh, effective immediately.  Mr. Goergen assumes the role of Managing Director from Eric Meulenkamp.  Meulenkamp remains committed to drivin...Read more..

Ralf Knorrenschild Joins Board of Selux

Ralf Knorrenschild has joined the management board of Selux AG  with effect from the 1st February 2017. The 52-year old will be in charge of Sales, Marketing and Human Resources while Jürgen Hess (52), who joined the Selux AG board on 27th July 2015, will continue to be responsible for technical a...Read more..

Frank Schotman Joins Elation Professional’s European Sales Team

Elation Professional is pleased to announce that lighting industry veteran Frank Schotman (better known as “The Tank”) has joined the company’s European Sales Team as a technical sales representative and product specialist. The Tank is a well-known face in the lighting industry with over 25...Read more..

Schmitz Joins The Nordeon Group of Companies

The Nordeon Group is very proud to announce that as of December 1st, Schmitz Leuchten from Arnsberg, has joined its ranks. Schmitz is well known for its premium design, high performance luminaires for office, hospitality, architectural and retail. Founded in 1932 it has a rich history and legacy ...Read more..

Tridonic’s New CEO – Guido van Tartwijk

With effect from 1 November 2016, Guido van Tartwijk has become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tridonic, a company belonging to the Zumtobel Group. He succeeds Alfred Felder, who was appointed to the Group’s Management Board back in April this year. Born in the Netherlands in 1967, ...Read more..

The Lighting Industry Association Welcomes Rich Green

Rich Green who joins the LIA Team as Sales Manager for the LIA’s Laboratories Rich has many years’ experience from working within a range of commercial roles. He joins The LIA from Kosnic Lighting Limited, where he had several roles in Retail, Ecommerce, Lighting Design and Bespoke Products. ...Read more..

TCP Announces Resignation of K.R. “Kaj” den Daas as CEO

AURORA, Ohio – August 10, 2016 – TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of energy efficient lighting technologies, today announced that Chief Executive Officer K.R. “Kaj” den Daas has resigned for personal reasons, effective October 3, 201...Read more..

Zumtobel Extends CEO Contract Until 2020 And Strengthens Board

Supervisory Board banks on continuity and strengthens the Management Board Early extension of contract for CEO Schumacher and CFO Sonnenmoser to 2020 Former Tridonic CEO Alfred Felder appointed to the Management Board as COO Guido van Tartwijk succeeds Felder at Tridonic effective 01 Novembe...Read more..

WILA Joins the Nordeon Group

WILA is a well known international premium indoor architectural lighting brand serving customers around the globe from its operations in the UK and Germany. As part of the Nordeon Group, WILA will continue to operate as an independent, entrepreneurial, customer focussed business with the benefit of ...Read more..

Robert Juliat Has Added RM Multimedia As New Distributor For Italy

From 1 January 2016, RM Multimedia will distribute the full range of Robert Juliat lighting equipment and concentrate on promoting the brand in all regions of the Italian market. Paula Poroliseanu, Marco Bartolini and Ermanno Tontini bring with them a wealth of experience as distributors of high ...Read more..

IES Welcomes New Technical Director of Standards

Brian Liebel, PE, Chosen as IES Technical Director of Standards New York – The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is proud to announce and welcome Brian Liebel as the new Technical Director of Standards, effective February 16, 2016. Liebel succeeds Rita Harrold, who retir...Read more..

Leadership Expansion For Xicato

Xicato has announced the expansion of its management team and increase of leadership in North America. The company has also promoted several people on its leadership team: Willem Sillevis Smitt becomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing Worldwide, Peter Tseng is promoted to Vice President of Eng...Read more..

Northern Lights Welcomes Greg Sutherland

Greg Sutherland has joined Northern Lights as Head of Operations. As part of Northern Lights' Senior Management Team, Greg's key responsibility is to improve productivity whilst ensuring that Health and Safety remains high on the agenda. Greg has a strong background in manufacturing and is a qual...Read more..

Nathalie Jardin Has Died Following Injuries From The Isis Attack at Bataclan Theatre

32 year old Nathalie Jardin was responsible for the house lighting at the Bataclan Theatre. She loved lighting and her nickname was Natalight. She was shot in the stomach during the attack and died of her injuries a short time later. Our condolences to her family and friends at this devastati...Read more..

Xicato Expands Sales and Distribution Partnerships in Europe

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today that it has expanded the distribution of its LED modules in collaboration with highly regarded distribution partners throughout Europe. “With Holders Components in the UK and German regions, ECE in Italy, Ağustos Tech...Read more..

Philips Names Lighting Executive Bhattacharya as CFO

Royal Philips today announced that Abhijit Bhattacharya, who is currently CFO of Philips Lighting and project leader for the creation of  Lighting as a standalone company, has succeeded Ron Wirahadiraksa as CFO of Royal Philips, with immediate effect. Ron Wirahadiraksa, who rejoined Philips in 2...Read more..

Elation Professional Strengthens European Team

As a result of Elation’s continued growth in the European market, Elation Professional B.V. is pleased to announce that  Dennis Scipio joined Elation Europe today as a new Key Account Manager. Based in the European headquarters office in Kerkrade, The Netherlandson, Dennis is responsible for m...Read more..

Marike de Kruiff RIP

It is with deep personal sadness that I write of the untimely death of Marike (formerly of Philips Lighting and Philips Design) following a brave battle with breast cancer. Marike was more than just a colleague with a great eye for lighting and design. She was a loving wife and mother of four...Read more..

Cree’s Mark McClear Is Leaving The Industry

EdisonReport can confirm that Mark McClear, Vice President of Global Sales at Cree, is leaving the company and leaving the industry. Friday is his last day. Mark has accepted a position as the Chief Operating Officer at Phononic, a startup based in Raleigh Durham. Phononic is involved in making ...Read more..

(Norman) Keith Scott CBE 1927 – 2015

Keith Scott,  BDP Chairman 1984 – 1989, has died aged 88. His funeral will take place at 11.00 am on Friday 31st July at Preston Minster Church and there will be a memorial service to celebrate Keith’s life at 2.30 pm on Friday 4th September, also at Preston Minster. Keith played an importan...Read more..

Roy Burton, of Dialight, R.I.P.

Roy Burton, 68 of Germantown passed away July 19, 2015. He was born June 14, 1947 in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. He graduated from Imperial College London with a B.Sc., (Special Honours) in Theoretical Physics. Roy had an extensive career in the electronic industry including Phillips Electronic...Read more..

CLS LED is Growing and Moving to Bigger Premises

Because of the growth that CLS LED is experiencing right now, the current building does not meet the requirements to produce professional LED lighting fixtures on a large scale. After a long period of searching for a suitable venue, we have found the perfect location! CLS business establi...Read more..

TCP Names Kaj den Daas as New CEO

TCP International Holdings Ltd. today announced that K.R. “Kaj” den Daas will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer replacing Ellis Yan. Mr. Yan remains Chairman of the TCP Board of Directors and will support Mr. den Daas as he transitions into his new role. "I am proud to have led TCP a...Read more..

Coopers Parent Eaton Names Craig Arnold President and COO

Alexander Cutler to Retire as Chairman and CEO on May 31, 2016; Arnold to Succeed Cutler as Chairman and CEO on June 1, 2016 Richard H. Fearon and Arnold Appointed to Board of Directors Revathi Advaithi to Lead Electrical Sector; Thomas S. Gross to Retire Uday Yadav to Lead Industrial S...Read more..

Dialight Appoint Michael Sutsko as Group Chief Executive.

Dialight plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sutsko as Group Chief Executive. Michael, 46, joins the Board from Laird plc, where he was latterly President of the Performance Materials Division, one of Laird plc's two divisions with 2014 revenue of US$604 million. Prior to Lai...Read more..

Lutron’s Joel Spira, R.I.P.

The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company's Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Starting from a Riverside Drive ping pong table in New York City, Joel and his wife Ruth founded a company that now sells light...Read more..

Xicato Appoints Ravi Rajan As Global Product Marketing Manager

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today the appointment of Ravi Rajan as the company’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager. Ravi is responsible for Xicato’s award winning portfolio of modules and precision optics including XIM, XTM, XPO, XSM, and XLM. Prior t...Read more..

Martin Professional Appoint Barclay Dakers in UK

Martin Professional is pleased to announce that Barclay Dakers has been appointed Key Account Manager for Scotland, Ireland and the north of England, as of February 9th, 2015. Dakers will be based at Martin UK headquarters in Potters Bar, England and will report to Michael Walker, Director of Sales ...Read more..

Luminus Appoints Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing

Luminus Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, announced today the appointment of Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing. Mark brings tremendous solid state lighting (SSL) experience to the company adding new depth and market knowledge to th...Read more..

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Jan Denneman as President of the Executive Board, Peter Hunt as Vice-President, Alfred Haas as Treasurer for 2015, and Yves Robillard as Treasurer for 2016. Additional Board members include: Thomas Walentowski (BLV), Zoltan Koltai (GE Lighting), ...Read more..

Hess Appoints Paul Denoo and Intensifies Sales Activities in Belgium

Hess GmbH Licht + Form, a manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings based in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), has appointed Paul Denoo (48) as the new sales manager for the Belgium market. Denoo will start working for Hess in the Antwerp office as from 19th January 2015. D...Read more..

Philips Announces Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas

Editor's Note:  This story was first reported on EdisonReport on 16 DEC 2014. Royal Philips announced today it has appointed Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas, reinforcing its commitment to connected lighting and systems and services as the next evolution in LED technology...Read more..

Dennis McGill Resigns as CFO of Lighting Science Group

Yet more changes at LSG. Effective as of December 16, 2014, Dennis McGill resigned as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. No further details are as yet available.   In other LSG news, On December 11, 2014, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Lighting Science Gro...Read more..

Bruno Biasiotta Out at Philips NA; Amy Huntington In

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport can confirm that Bruno Biasiotta, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Americas, our 2012 Person of the Year, will leave the company at the end of the year.   Biasiotta will be replaced by Amy Huntington. Ms. Huntington is currently the CE...Read more..

Bill Hanley, EdisonReport’s 2014 ‘Person of the Year’

The Illuminating Engineering Society is a very strong and robust organization for many reasons, but perhaps the single most important factor in its strength is the man who has run the day-to-day operations for the past 26 years, Bill Hanley, Executive Vice President, and EdisonReport’s 2014 'Perso...Read more..

Pam Horner Reflects on the Life of Dr. Ian Lewin

This week, the lighting community lost too soon one of its brightest stars, Dr. Ian Lewin. Together with his family and friends in Scottsdale, we grieve for this terrible loss. Of course we knew Ian for the many prestigious positions he held – President and founder of Lighting Sciences, Co-...Read more..

Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein, R.I.P.

From Crestron: "It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein. After a brave battle with brain cancer over the past year, he passed away yesterday, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. His passion and love for our industry wa...Read more..

Osram Appoints Olaf Berlien As New Chief Executive Officer – Meets Targets

During today’s supervisory board meeting of OSRAM Licht AG, it was decided to appoint Olaf Berlien as new chief executive officer (CEO). Berlien, 52, will take over his new function in January 2015. At the same time, Wolfgang Dehen will leave the company at his own request and by amicable agree...Read more..

LightingEurope Appoints de Stoppelaar as Secretary General

Mr. de Stoppelaar has been serving as interim Secretary General since 1 September, 2014. His appointment marks a strategic turning point for the two-year old LightingEurope. Dietmar Zembrot, President of LightingEurope, states “The lighting industry is in a period of rapid transformation and Mr...Read more..

Xicato Builds European Team With Addition Of Giovanni Marafelli In Italy

Xicato,  announced today the appointment of Giovanni Marafelli as regional sales manager for Southern Europe and Greece. Giovanni spent more than a decade with Cantalupi Lighting in Italy. His experience working with clients, contractors, architects, engineering companies and lighting designers wil...Read more..

Christian Schmid To Represent Hess GmbH in Austria

Hess GmbH: Specialist for luminaires and site furnishings now represented in Austria with its own dedicated sales team. In October 2013, Hess became a member of the Nordeon Group and has undergone significant changes in human resources, new products, and new technologies as a result. Until now, a l...Read more..

Carel Lammers RIP

Carel Lammers died 8th Oct 2014. Carel worked for Philips for 26 years. He became a victim of 'operation Centurion' which saw thousands of employees forced into early retirement to avoid the company risking bankruptcy. After he retired in 1991, he formed his own consulting company, Focus Consult b....Read more..

Rogier van der Heide Joins Zumtobel

Zumtobel Group AG announces today that Rogier van der Heide has been appointed as Chief Design & Marketing Officer for the Zumtobel Group and its three brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel. He will begin his new position on December 1, 2014. By creating this new strategic position in the company'...Read more..

GE Lighting’s Paul Morse To Retire

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference contributed by Heard at the conference:  Exclusive. Must credit EdisonReport. GE Lighting’s Paul Morse is retiring after 36 years.  RJ Darling will take his place beginning October 1. Ed Smalley, Chair of the IES Street and Area ...Read more..

LSG Appoint Edward Bednarcik as Newest Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Edward Bednarcik as Chief Executive Officerof Lighting Science (LSG) On August 28, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") appointed Edward Bednarcik as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective September 8, 2014. In connection with Mr. Bednarcik's appoin...Read more..

Remembering Louis Schoffelmeer

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="328"] L. Schoffelmeer bij zijn Graaf Folke Bernadotte Groep[/caption] Louis Schoffelmeer died on 04-07-2014 at the ripe old age of 90. He was a lighting man through and through - even after he retired. He started his lighting career selling lightbulbs door...Read more..

Allan Bagger Joins Elation Professional as Sales Representative for Denmark

Elation Professional EU is pleased to announce the hiring of Allan Bagger as the company’s new sales representative for Denmark. As one of the founders of Music Group Denmark, a supplier of lighting and sound equipment that he helped build up since 2011, Allan comes to the new position at Elation ...Read more..

Charles Scheibler And Nick Gibbs To Join Xicato Sales Team

Xicato, enablers of the Internet of Lights, continues to expand its sales team and announces that it has added LED lighting specialists Charles Scheibler and Nick Gibbs to its sales team. Charles is based in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and will serve Xicato’s customer base throughout the ...Read more..

Zumtobel’s COO Quits Amid Restructuring

As the result of a restructuring, Martin Brandt will leave his post as chief operating officer (COO) of Austrian lighting group Zumtobel. According to the following official company announcement, Brandt will leave at his own request. 'The Supervisory Board of Zumtobel AG has complied with the ...Read more..

New Appointments and Promotions For Speirs + Major

Their new expanded London studio provides more space to grow and Speirs + Major LLP are delighted to announce the following promotions and appointments: Andrew Howis has been made Managing Partner after 8 years working with the practice.  Andy is responsible for the day-to-day running of Speirs ...Read more..

Martin Professional Appoints SF SES vs ISIK as Exclusive Distributor in Turkey

HARMAN’s Martin Professional today appointed SF SES vs ISIK Sistemleri A.S., also known as SF, as the exclusive distributor of Martin products in Turkey. Istanbul-based SF has been a valued member of the HARMAN distributor network for over 25 years and this partnership will enhance the sales, dist...Read more..

ScotiaLight Appoints Gorm Teichert As New CEO

Scotialight has taken the next step in its development by appointing Gorm Teichert as CEO with effect from 8th June 2014. Gorm has 25 years of senior management experience within the lighting industry and has worked in the USA and UK as well as Scandinavia. Formerly Gorm was managing director of ...Read more..

Peter Laier leaves Osram

In today's extraordinary meeting the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG has, in agreement with Dr. Peter Laier (45), approved the termination of his appointment as a member of the managing board of OSRAM Licht AG effective 30 June 2014. Dr. Laier will leave the managing board and his other position...Read more..

Simon Hicks Joins LightGeist as Director of Software Products

UK-based LightGeist, specialists in cloud-based audience engagement products for entertainment, live music and sport events, has announced the appointment of Simon Hicks as director of software products. An experienced product development manager and software engineer within the industry, Hicks wil...Read more..

Paul Wade New Managing Director For Northern Lights

Northern Lights has appointed Paul Wade to the new role of Managing Director. Paul is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company as well as being instrumental in developing and implementing company strategy alongside company Directors Frances Conlon and John Fleming. Paul joins Norther...Read more..

Amerlux Appoints Christopher McQuillan VP of Global Operations

Continuing to drive exponential growth while focusing on customers’ lighting needs, Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna has announced the appointment of Christopher McQuillan to Vice President of Global Operations. Amerlux is a global leader in innovation, manufacturing and creative lighting solu...Read more..

Fulham Names LED Lighting Industry Veteran, Mike Bauer, as VP of Global Sales

Fulham Co., Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bauer as its new Vice President of Global Sales. Bauer has a proven track record, spanning 26 years in the lighting industry, over which his dynamic sales leadership has propelled hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental...Read more..

Christian Wendel Becomes Associate Director at MBLD

Maurice Brill Lighting Design (MBLD) are pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Wendel as Associate Director. Having worked with MBLD for over nine years Christian has completed projects such as Marble Arch, London, Armani Hotel, Milan, and Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf. Christian ...Read more..

Jennifer Sethre Appointed President of Lighting Science

(Picture courtesy of Linked-In) Lighting Science, announce the appointment of Jennifer Sethre as President, and Randy Mortensen as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, effective immediately. Both executives will be based at the company’s headquarters in Satellite Beac...Read more..


[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288"] Jens Pulina, General Manger, TCP[/caption] Technical Consumer Products (TCP) has opened a new office in Oldenburg, northern Germany to cover the German market, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The new offices will be managed by Jens Pulina, General ...Read more..

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Welcomes PS TEATR As New Distributor In Poland

HARMAN’s Martin Professional is pleased to announce the appointment of PS TEATR as the new exclusive distributor for Poland effective today, March 21, 2014. Established over 40 years ago, TEATR is the longest serving industry leader, specializing in some of the most complex project installation...Read more..

Mackwell Expands With Stewart Langdown

Mackwell, the lighting technology solutions firm, has announced the appointment of Stewart Langdown to its senior management team as business development director. With over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, including time spent at Tridonic and Wila, Langdown has been appoi...Read more..

Additions to the Board of Directors of Fr. SAUTER AG

At the general meeting, Dr Toralf Haag and Dr Werner Karlen were newly elected to the Board of Directors of Fr. SAUTER AG. Since 2005, Dr Toralf Haag (born 1966) has been CFO of the chemical and pharmaceuticals company, Lonza AG, in Basel, which employs around 11,000 people worldwide. As ...Read more..

New Marketing Director EMEA for Philips Lumileds

    Tom Van Den Bussche has been appointed as Marketing Director, EMEA at Philips Lumileds. Tom was formerly the European Marketing Director for Bridgelux....Read more..

Elation Professional Expands Into Austria

Elation Professional EU is pleased to announce the hiring of Karl Lager as the company’s new sales representative for Austria. Karl, who started in the new position on January 1st, is tasked with using his extensive industry knowledge and customer network to build a strong Elation dealership struc...Read more..

Diederik de Stoppelaar Moves to Britesol

EdisonReport can confirm that  Diederik de Stoppelaar, former Global Outdoor Segment Leader at GE Lighting, has accepted the position of CEO of Britesol, a Las Vegas NV based LED start-up....Read more..

Havells Sylvania Appoints New President for Europe

Christian Schraft has been appointed the new president of Havells Sylvania Europe. Schraft joins the business having spent many years with Osram and Siteco in a variety of senior management roles. He began at Osram 8 years ago as CEO of Lighting Electronics & Controls and then took over the C...Read more..

New Student Members of IALD

Nari Lee and Boram Yang of  Wismar Hochschule, Wismar, Germany, have both been accepted as Student Members of IALD. THE ASSOCIATION Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated s...Read more..

Markus Florian Appointed Sales Director Central Europe, EnOcean

Markus Florian, Sales Director Central Europe, EnOcean GmbH In early November 2013, Markus Florian joined the sales team of EnOcean as Sales Director for Central Europe. In this role, he serves customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in Italy. His main tasks include the sales of b...Read more..

Joachim Bogetvedt Appointed Sales Manager, Nordic, Martin Professional

HARMAN Professional have announced the appointment of Joachim Bogetvedt as Sales Manager, Nordic, Martin Professional. Based in Kristiansand, Norway, Bogetvedt will lead sales and initiatives for Martin Professional across Northern Europe, reporting directly to Steen Matthiesen, Vice President EMEA ...Read more..

Jaap Schlejen Gone From Samsung

In a move that has surprised many, Jaap Schlejen, Senior Vice President of the LED Business, has left Samsung. When I contacted the company, they would give no further details. A replacement has apparently not yet been appointed. Julie Allen...Read more..

David Barnby New Global Sales Director at Tridonic

With effect from today, David Barnby takes over as Global Sales Director at Tridonic. David Barnby has wide-ranging expertise in lighting and electronics from his various management roles in sales and marketing at international companies such as Hewlett Packard, Thales and, most recently, Bridgel...Read more..

G3-PLC Alliance Elects New Officers for Strategic Steering Committee

Two years after the formation of G3-PLC Alliance, during the Strategic Steering Committee meeting, the Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer have been elected for the next two years. The new officers have been members of the G3-PLC Alliance since its launch in 2010 and are key players in the Sma...Read more..

New Retail Director For Lietcorp

  Chris Swann, formerly of Thorn lighting, joins Lietcorp as Retail Director. Lietcorp are expanding in both UK and overseas markets. Chris will be managing the retail end-users, FM and OEM customer bases and is excited by the prospect of being on the Lietcorp team. "My lighting specia...Read more..

Richard Strode appointed General Manager Sales Tridonic UK

Richard Strode is the new General Manager Sales, of Tridonic UK. He will join Tridonic mid October and take over responsibility for Tridonic’s UK sales organisation located in Basingstoke. Richard Strode is skilled in electronics for building automation and is experienced in marketing systems ...Read more..

Rick Leaman Leaves OSRAM

Following the recent announcement that 900 jobs will go in North America, OSRAM has announced the appointment of Jes Munk Hansen effective Oct. 16, 2013 as CEO of OSRAM Americas and President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA. He succeeds Rick Leaman, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. In...Read more..

Martin Harris promoted to Chief Sales Officer for Altium

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) announces the promotion of Martin Harris to Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Mr. Harris has previously held the role of Senior Executive Vice President, Global ...Read more..

Renesas Electronics Appoints Günther Elsner GM of its Automotive Business in Europe

Günther Elsner - General Manager of Renesas Electronics Europe Automotive Business Group Dusseldorf. Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has promoted Günther Elsner to the position of General Manager of Renesas’ Automotive ...Read more..

Robert Juliat appoints AED for Benelux

Robert Juliat is happy to announce the appointment of AED Distribution as its official distributor for the Benelux countries, with effect from 1 January 2014. In preparation AED, which has representing Robert Juliat in Belgium and Luxemburg since 2011, will expand market coverage and commence sal...Read more..

GOGLA Appoints New Leaders

Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting and Ned Tozun of d.light design Elected as a New GOGLA Leading Duo The Global Off Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) have announced the election of Harry Verhaar, Philips Lighting and Ned Tozun, d.light design, as the next President and Vice President of the associa...Read more..

Robert Juliat Appoints Electric Claudio Merlo as Distributor for Switzerland

Robert Juliat would like to announce the latest addition to the Robert Juliat distributor family with the appointment of Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment SA (ECM) as its new distributor for Switzerland. From 1 September 2013, ECM will distribute the full range of Robert Juliat lighting e...Read more..

Xicato Expands European Team

Xicato has announced that it has expanded its European team, appointing new sales managers in France and Poland to cover eastern Europe. “The number of luminaire manufacturers that are addressing high-quality LED lighting for the professional lighting marketplace is increasing,” said Gerhard Rie...Read more..

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) Moves

As of 1 August 2013, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has moved its headquarter to Munich, Germany from Paris, France. This decision was made so that activities could be coordinated more effectively since the Secretary General, new Technical Director and Project Manager are all based...Read more..