The LIA announces new council members and Presidents Award recipient

On the 30 July, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) held its Annual General Meeting. Because of Covid this is held online, with lots of the board, the LIA CEO and past Interim LIA CEO in a position to meet together as a united team. Residing President, Terry Dean welcomed all and reflected within the last 1 . 5 years, highlighting the positive changes that have occurred at the LIA.

Dean also gave his because of the many committees that support the LIA and thanked Paul Crisp for his support in his tenure as Interim CEO.

The LIA is governed by way of a united team of well-respected industry wide volunteer representatives, referred to as the LIA Council collectively. Its purpose would be to support lighting member businesses and individual members to thrive and excel with current lighting training, testing, lobbying and knowledge.

Annually, an array of Council Members automatically retires providing a chance for other LIA Members to contribute thus. LIA CEO Matt Sturgess formally announced that the next Members were elected to Council in the May elections for a term of four years.

David Barnwell, Paul Coggins, Amanda Heidi and Speight De Lucchi, representing commercial luminaires. Catherine Connolly, representing domestic Simon and luminaires Lilley, representing components, controls and services.

Sturgess also confirmed that the Officers serving before 2022 AGM will undoubtedly be:

–  President: Terry Dean (D W Windsor)
– Vice President: Peter McVeigh (Status International)
– Vice President: Matt Carpenter (Feilo Sylvania)

Meeting regularly, the Council Members share their time, experience and expertise to greatly help develop LIA policies which are aimed at supporting top quality and a captivating, competitive UK lighting industry.

The AGM concluded with Dean presenting the ‘LIA Presidents Award’, which recognises exceptional service to the lighting industry. This year’s recipient is David Wright, Managing Director of Emergency Lighting Products Jordan and Limited Reflectors Limited.

Dean bestowed the award on Wright not only for his distinguished career in lighting but additionally to acknowledge the support and guidance he’s got directed at the LIA and Lumicom over time.

Wright started his career in Research and Development with Thorn Lighting accompanied by eight years managing the lighting laboratories at BSI (British Standards Institution). He joined Existalite / Thomas &amp later; Betts as Technical Director and was promoted to Managing Director while also handling the Group roles of European Product Manager and World Standards Manager. Wright joined the Jordan Group in 2003 initially as Managing Director of Emergency Lighting Products Limited but took control of both Jordan UK companies in ’09 2009.

Wright has been a dynamic Person in the LIA always, is Chairman of ICEL, the Committee for Emergency Lighting. Its mission would be to fortify the industry and promote the advantages of top quality emergency lighting. He also sits on the LIA Council of Management and is really a Director of Lumicom, the UK’s leading independent not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme, which within the LIA, offer impartial, expert and accurate suggestions about WEEE compliance for both household and non-household producers.

On receiving the award Wright said: “It had been an unexpected honour to get this year’s Presidents award. Through the countless years I’ve worked in the lighting industry, I have already been mixed up in inception of ICEL, the development of Lumicom and the transition from LIF to LIA. I’m particularly delighted to possess been recognised at the same time when our industry has been enduring obvious difficulties and by way of a President that, with the Council and Board, has been so instrumental in bringing positive change to the LIA.”

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