News-Spot | Business News | Feb 05, 2013

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Dietmar Zembrot as President of the Executive Board, Mr. Jan Denneman as the Vice-President, and Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar as Treasurer. Additional Board members include: Alfred Haas (Osram), Peter Hunt (The Lighting Industry Association), Thomas Walentowski (BLV), André ten Bloemendal (NLA), Peter Dillen (Havells-Sylvania), Jean Michel Trouis (Syndicat de l'Eclairage), Francois Séguineau (Toshiba), Johan Segers (AGORIA), Harald Sommerer (Zumtobel), Markku Norhio (AFLE), Alfredo Berges (ANFALUM), Alvaro Andorlini (ASSIL), and Klaus Breisch (Panasonic).

LightingEurope is an industry association representing 31 leading European lighting manufacturers and national lighting associations. LightingEurope members employ over 100,000 people in Europe and represent an annual turnover estimated to exceed 20 billion euros.

Since November 2008 Mr. Zembrot has served as Managing Director of the TRILUX Group. He is currently responsible for technologies, product development and supply chain. He previously worked for the Zumtobel-Group in various positions and European locations, accumulating over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. Mr. Zembrot has also served since 2010 as Vice President Division Lighting of ZVEI and as Vice President of CELMA the past two years and as President since November 2012.

Mr. Denneman joins LightingEurope from Philips where, since 1976, he has been working in several roles within product development, business development, product management and marketing. In his current role, he manages Philips Lighting worldwide activities on sustainability, collection and recycling, regulations and standards. He is also the President of the Global Lighting Association and the outgoing president of the European Lamp Companies Federation.

With over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, Mr. de Stoppelaar is the global General Manager for the Vertical Outdoor within GE Lighting. In this role, Mr. de Stoppelaar is providing the market vision; linking industry and customer’s desires with GE’s Lighting technology roadmap for Outdoor. Prior to joining GE, he has served in various management roles within Philips Lighting, as Chief Marketing Officer of Thorn Lighting, Regional Commercial Director of Zumtobel, and Vice President for Sales, Europe and Africa, of Lutron.

LightingEurope is dedicated to promoting efficient lighting practices for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort, and the health and safety of consumers.

About Lighting Europe:
The lighting industry in Europe is facing unprecedented challenges and exciting opportunities with the transition to new technologies. The industry is evolving, reinventing its approach to lighting to meet the needs of the 21st century. On 5 December 2012 interested companies and national associations active in the lighting sector gathered in Brussels to found the new European lighting association. LightingEurope will unify the strengths of the industry, becoming the main platform for development and communication of industry positions; shaping the future of lighting in Europe and globally.

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