News-Spot | Business News | May 23, 2012

Gavin Brydon To Become New Tridonic COO

Gavin Brydon, who is currently responsible for all electronics plants of Tridonic all over the world, will assume the function of Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Tridonic with effect from 1 June.

Accordingly, he succeeds to Rüdiger Kofahl, who left the company in January this year. Gavin Brydon, born in 1967, joined Tridonic as General Manager in Spennymoor, Great Britain, in 2004. The electronics engineer also has training in the field of Lean & Six Sigma and disposes of professional experience in electronics design, supplier management and strategic sourcing.

"We are pleased to have been able to find an experienced executive from our own staff pool for this important function. Gavin Brydon has comprehensive knowledge of the electronics industry and has been able to gain professional experience in Europe, USA and Asia. It is now his primary responsibility to ensure the competitiveness of our production sites in this dynamic phase of technological change," says Harald Sommerer, CEO of the Zumtobel Group.

About Tridonic:
Tridonic, headquartered in Dornbirn/Austria, develops, manufactures and markets equipment for a wide range of light sources, lighting management systems, LED solutions and connectors. Through its active partnership, outstanding service competence and technical expertise Tridonic enables its customers to implement lighting solutions of superior functionality and economy.
Tridonic is a subsidiary of the Zumtobel Group. In the 2010/11 fiscal year, 2300 employees in 30 locations achieved sales of 437 million euros. More than 250 development engineers create intelligent lighting concepts based on sophisticated systems and products. More than 570 inventions and over 2000 patents are ample evidence of the powers of innovation of Tridonic. Customers include luminaire manufacturers, manufacturers of products that incorporate lighting, architects, electrical system designers, lighting planners, electrical contractors and wholesalers.
The history of Tridonic stretches back more than 60 years and is a success story with many highs. Today, true to its slogan “enlightening your ideas”, Tridonic is synonymous with outstanding products and services related to the fascinating subject of light.

For more information go to www.tridonic.com.

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