Key Team Promotion for Lighting Design International
Lighting Design International announces the promotion of one of its team’s senior designers, to the role of associate. Sandra Brookes will assume the role with immediate effect, strengthening the practice’s 20-strong senior management team. A trained architect and lighting designer, Sandra has over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry.... Read more
Elena Scaroni Assumes the Role of Secretary General for LightingEurope
LightingEurope, the leading association representing the lighting industry in Europe, is delighted to announce the appointment of Elena Scaroni as its new Secretary General, effective June 26, 2023. Scaroni’s promotion to this important role comes after her successful tenure as Policy Director since joining LightingEurope in September 2016. Scaroni... Read more
3LR Lighting Adds SUMOLIGHT to Partner Portfolio
3LR Lighting has announced the addition of Germany-based film and television lighting brand SUMOLIGHT to its portfolio of leading lighting brands. As a specialist lighting consultancy serving architectural, entertainment, maritime, broadcast and film markets, 3LR offers wide-ranging expertise, based on its broad experience of lighting system design and control.... Read more
Heinrich Thye Appointed as New Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium
The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting industry organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heinrich Thye as its new Secretary General, effective April 1st, 2023. Thye will succeed Dee Denteneer, who has served as Secretary General for the past seven years. Heinrich Thye is a seasoned business executive... Read more
Studio De Schutter Internship
Berlin based creative lighting design Studio De Schutter is looking for an intern. For our studio we are looking for interns from September for at least 6 months to support us in interesting, diverse, and challenging, small and large projects. You want to work with us on the conception,... Read more
Ina Sielemann Appointed Managing Director Of LED Linear
In LED Linear’s 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth... Read more
Bob Bohannon Joins The LIA
This week saw the LIA announce that Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as... Read more
New President Of The GIL Syndicat Du Luminaire
Marie-Pierre Le Strat was elected President of the GIL-Syndicat du luminaire for a period of 2 years. She thanked the Board of Directors for its confidence and saluted the remarkable work of strengthening the GIL accomplished by her predecessor, Bernard Alfandari, during his six years of mandate. The number of... Read more
HDR Appoints Lisa Lyons To Lead Lighting Design Group
The international construction services giant, HDR has appointed Lisa Lyons to lead the Nebraska Iowa Lighting Design Group. “Lisa brings a strong history in project leadership and design that complements her passion to utilise Lighting as a differentiator in Architecture Design”. Karen Murphy, Lighting Design Director About HDR have... Read more
Tracy White Stands Down As ILP CEO
After three years in post, Tracey White is relocating abroad and will work on new projects from a distance. Commenting on Tracey’s decision, Anthony Smith, ILP President, said “It was with reluctance but understanding I accepted Tracey’s resignation. Over the last three years she has delivered in all areas,... Read more
New SLL President
20 May 2021, the Society welcomed new President, Dr. Ruth Kelly Waskett into the role at the SLL AGM, Awards, and Presidential Address. Following the formal proceedings, the Society celebrated the achievements of its members and the lighting community, with its annual awards, held online. Immediate past president, Bob... Read more
Studio N Announces New MD
Dubai’s Studio N announced the appointment of Lama Arouri as Managing Director. Arouri joined Nulty in 2020 as business development director and has over ten years’ experience working in the lighting industry. With her experience spanning both industrial and architectural lighting, Arouri will bring both strategic planning and local... Read more
New President Elect For The SLL
Congratulations to Ruth Kelly Waskett who has been named President Elect of The Society of Light & Lighting. Following a four-year Vice Presidency, in May 2021 Dr Kelly Waskett will become President. She hopes to lead the Society as it aims to tackle challenges within the industry, highlight the... Read more
Nulty Appoint New Associate Lighting Designer
International lighting design practice, Nulty appoints Gary Thornton as the associate lighting designer at their London office. Thornton has extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and has previously been responsible for the delivery of an array of exciting projects, from Bluewaters Island, Dubai to The Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto.... Read more
New MD At Filix Lighting US
In-line with the latest strategy to increase international presence, Antonija Fonović has been appointed as MD for the new FILIX Lighting location in the US. The recently incorporated  US Subsidiary of FILIX with a NY address will give full support to the lighting design community, grow and empower the... Read more
New Head Of Light Bureau
As Light Bureau, part of AFRY, takes the next step to grow even further internationally, Paul Traynor takes over as the new Head of Light Bureau, as of 1 January 2021. Traynor is the founder of UK-based Light Bureau which joined AFRY (then ÅF Lighting) in 2017, growing the team... Read more
Filix Lighting Welcomes New MD
From February 1st 2021 Martin Valentine will join FILIX lighting following a growth strategy aimed at better supporting the global lighting community. Martin will join as the Managing Director of the new UK office and as Global Lighting Solutions Specialist to boost business development and support specifiers. He arrives at FILIX... Read more
Foundry London Welcomes Steve Owens
Steve Owens joins Foundry London as Associate Director.  Previously, Owens has designed lighting in collaboration with Foundry London on several projects. A designer from a diverse background with over 20 years’ experience, delivering high-end restaurant and commercial interior projects, to individual bespoke pieces of furniture – including at the... Read more
New CEO At Regent Lighting
From 1 October 2020, Christoph Schüpbach will take over the operative management of Regent Beleuchtungskörper AG in Basel as the successor to Christoph Platzer. The Regent board has selected a proven leader with several years of experience in the industry as part of an international environment. Christoph Schüpbach is... Read more
New Light And Building Director
Maria Hasselman hands over to Johannes Möller from July 2020.  Möller is an experienced graduate trade-fair, congress and event manager, gathering sales experience with the Prolight + Sound trade fair for many years before spending four years as personal assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe... Read more
Award Winning Nitika Agrawal Launches Light Dew
Lighting Designer Nitika Agrawal talks to Trends in Lighting about her newly launched venture Light Dew. Following her experience in the lighting industry with AECOM, one of biggest multinational building engineering and construction firms worldwide, and global lighting manufacturer, Zumtobel Group, Nitika Agrawal talks to us about the challenges... Read more
Roger Sexton Joins Stoane Lighting
Dave Hollingsbee MD at Stoane Lighting says “ We are delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Sexton. He joins our Senior Leadership Team to boost Business Development and support Key Specifiers. Roger arrives off the back of 20 years at Phillips Lighting, followed by 12 years at Xicato... Read more
Laura Voss Joins Foundry London
Laura Voss is a Lighting Designer at renowned practice, Foundry based in London. During her five years within the lighting design industry, Laura has worked at Nulty, dpa and Isometrix. During her time at Isometrix Laura worked on many high profile projects spanning the UK, and further afield, including... Read more
New WE-EF Group Managing Director
WE-EF announced that Stephan Fritzsche is to step down at the end of September and Mario Dreismann is the incoming Group MD.  The purpose of the early announcemeent is to ensure continuity and promote development. After setting the course for the future of WE-EF by joining the Fagerhult Group... Read more
Filix Lighting Appoints New MD For Asia-Pacific
Filix Lighting with its European HQ in Croatia specialises in conceptual light design and engineering.  Earlier this month the announced the appointment of Alan Dowen as Managing Director for their APAC regional presence, covering The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam from a new Filix Lighting office based in Manila,... Read more
Marianne Simensen Joins Rebel Light
Marianne Simensen has recently joined the Rebel Light team to support the Norwegian design community as part of a growing Nordic sales team. Simensen started out as an electrician before moving into lighting, and subsequently enjoyed 6 years at Fagerhult and 12 years at Louis Poulsen.  “Marianne brings a... Read more
Zumtobel Announce New Supervisory Chair
This week saw Zumtobel Group formally announce the appointment of Karin Zumtobel -Chammah  as the new Chair of the Supervisory Board.  After finishing her MBA at the University of Fribourg, she held leading management positions at major financial institutions.  In 1996 Ms Zumtobel-Chammah joined the Zumtobel Group where she... Read more
New CEO For Tridonic
Hugo Rohner was appointed CEO of Tridonic, the lighting technology arm of the Zumtobel Group.  Mr Rohner joins as 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. Prior to that, he... Read more
Inventronics Appoints New General Manager Of Europe
Inventronics, a global leader of the LED driver market, is pleased to announce that Jeroen Van Velzen has been appointed General Manager of Europe and will be leading the company’s European strategy and execution. Inventronics new innovations and increasing demand from its customers has led it to look for... Read more
Ecosense Acquires Assets From Soraa
In the US, many staff at Soraa have been made redundant after many years of service at Soraa following the Ecosense acquistion.   Ecosense®, a leading LED technology company, announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, California. Under... Read more
New iGuzzini CEO
iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A., the international leader in the field of architectural lighting and part of Fagerhult Group, announced in February that CEO Andrea Sasso has decided to pursue new professional ventures.  iGuzzini’s Board of Directors has appointed Cristiano Venturini, currently CFO of iGuzzini, to succeed Sasso as CEO. “We... Read more
Supervisory Board Changes Afoot At Zumtobel
Zumtobel Group recently announced that Jürg Zumtobel (left) and Fritz Zumtobel (right) will step down from their roles on the Supervisory Board.  The resignation of two long standing board members shall set the course for new appointments and rejuvenation of the Supervisory Board of Zumtobel Group.  Jürg Zumtobel currently... Read more
Douglas Leonard Begins IALD Presidency
Douglas Leonard assumes the 2020/21 presidency of the International Association of Lighting Designers. The IALD has been supporting its members for 50 years. Douglas Leonard statement in full, “I am excited and hopeful for the growth and challenges we face as a profession as we move into our next... Read more
Marco Milano Joins Filix Lighting As MD
Marco Milano joins Filix Lighting Germany as Managing Director as part of an expansion across European markets.  He has many years experience in the lighting industry from his previous role at Stuttgart based Wibre. ” A better understanding of what lighting designers need to have in lighting instruments requires... Read more
Brad Koerner Joins Cima As Product Development & Innovation VP
Cima announced that Brad Koerner will join as Vice President of Product Development and Innovation.  Brad is a creative leader in the application of advanced lighting technologies and digital media systems.  Having spent 20+ years in the lighting industry, Brad has developed award-winning (most recent award from U.S. Department of... Read more
New Senior Lighting Designer At Atkins
Kristina Allison has worked in the lighting industry as a designer and consultant for 13 years and has been recently promoted to senior lighting designer, in the Atkins Global specialist lighting team in London.  Her most recent projects include; London City Airport expansion and Euston Station redevelopment. During her... Read more
Global Lighting Association Elects New Exec Committee
The Global Lighting Association elects new Executive Committee, foreshadowing active advocacy programmes. The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met earlier this month in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland.  Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in... Read more
Elektra Lighting Appoints New Design Director
Congratulations to Magdalena Gomez who has recently been appointed Design Director at Elektra Lighting. She has worked at Elektra since 2013 and originally trained as an architect specialising in Urban Planning in Mexico.  Later, she completed her Masters in Architectural Lighting in Germany where she transitioned into Lighting Design.... Read more
Guillermo de Peñaranda New TRILUX CEO
Guillermo de Peñaranda steps up to CEO at TRILUX after being a member of the TRILUX Management Board since April 2019. He has almost twenty years of experience in the international management of successful German industrial groups such as Thyssenkrupp and Bosch and, as the new CEO, will be... Read more
LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes
Finnish LED secondary optics specialists make key changes to the leadership team. Petteri Saarinen has been appointed as the new CEO of LEDiL, Petteri Saarinen has more than 20 years of operational and international experience within several different companies.  His most recent position was in the Finnish inductive energy... Read more