Appointments | May 08, 2021

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.

Matt started out professional life as an electronics graduate engineer, sponsored by a Thorn EMI business. Early on, he moved into sales and progressed into senior roles in different industries, with a passion for personal learning and development. Drawing from his experience supporting growth in blue chip global businesses and SME’s, along the way he gained his MBA.

More recently he has worked within the lighting industry having operated as the Commercial Director of Sylvania Lighting and also held the position of Managing Director at Simmonsigns.

The Lighting Industry has seen incredible changes in recent year and the LIA sets out to promote the growth of its Members, within a strong and vibrant Lighting sector and with Matt’s appointment the LIA are confident in meeting its Members and industry’s expectations for the future.

Matt has a passion for combining his technical heritage, a history of developing customer partnerships and helping individuals and businesses grow and develop.

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.

Screenshot 2021-05-08 at 06.25.48.jpgThe LIA Laboratory is the largest lighting specific facility in Europe. As a result of recent considerable investment, it has established itself as a key provider of testing and certification for lighting products at its state of the art offices located in Telford.

This meant that the LIA required a Laboratory Manager who had the knowledge, experience and vision to deliver the next step in the Laboratory’s evolution.

Jack originally joined the LIA after graduating from the University of Sheffield, with a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has moved through all areas of the Laboratory from Technician, Certification, Technical Lead and now Laboratory Manager.

This is a key role within the LIA and Jack also joins the LIA’s Management Team.

When asked, Jack said his aim is “to ensure the LIA Laboratory provides excellent customer service as well as balancing the requirements that come with being one of only four NCBs (National Certification Body) in the UK.”


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