Appointments | LightingEurope | Apr 14, 2023

LightingEurope Elects Executive Board and President

The LightingEurope General Assembly elected on 31 March a new Executive Board for a two-year mandate. The role of the LightingEurope Executive Board is to implement LightingEurope’s strategy and work program. It is composed of 16 members, equally split between representatives of member national lighting associations and member companies.

The newly appointed Executive Board elected, on that same day, Maurice Maes as President of LightingEurope. Maurice Maes is the Head of Standards & Regulations in Signify since 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in associations, having served on boards of industry initiatives such as the ZigBee Alliance, LightingEurope and the Global Lighting Association.

Juergen Waldorf, Managing Director of the ZVEI section Lighting and, was elected Vice-President and Miguel Aguado, Marketing and Technology Manager EMEA at Lutron, was elected Treasurer.

“I am honored to be elected President and look forward to working closely with the Executive Board colleagues and the wider membership to contribute to fit-for-purpose regulations that stimulate smarter, better and more sustainable lighting, bringing even more value from lighting systems to their users,” says Maurice Maes.

The Executive Board consists of the following members (by alphabetical order of family name):

  • Miguel Aguado, Lutron, UK (Treasurer)
  • Alfredo Berges, ANFALUM, Spain
  • Bob Bohannon, The LIA, UK
  • Lionel Brunet, Syndicat de l’Éclairage, France
  • Nathalie Coursière, IGNES, France
  • Jean-Marie Croué, Syndicat du Luminaire-GIL, France
  • Maurice Maes, SIGNIFY, The Netherlands (President)
  • Joerg Minnerup, Trilux, Germany
  • Isacco Neri, ASSIL, Italy
  • Arnulf Rupp, OPTOTRONIC (OSRAM group), Germany
  • Mark Oliver Schreiter, ERCO, Germany
  • Wouter Soer, Lumileds, The Netherlands
  • Lars Stuehlen, LEDVANCE, Germany
  • Carlo Urbinati, ASSOLUCE, Italy
  • Klaus Vamberszky, ZUMTOBEL Group, Austria
  • Dr. Jürgen Waldorf, ZVEI, Germany (Vice-President)

Contact: Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General,


About LightingEurope
LightingEurope is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 30 companies and national associations. Together these members account for over 1,000 European companies, a majority of which are small or medium-sized. They represent a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro. LightingEurope is committed to promoting efficient lighting that benefits human comfort, safety and well-being, and the environment. LightingEurope advocates a positive business and regulatory environment to foster fair competition and growth for the European lighting industry. More information is available at

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