Mr. Brunet currently serves as CEO of the French Syndicat de l’Éclairage. He graduated in 1979 from the French business school, ESSEC, and has been working in several roles in the chemical and mechanical industries; within finance, commercial and marketing, plant management and as general manager at the international level. Before joining the Syndicat, he had been creating a world trade organization for nitrocellulose in 2004.
Alfredo Berges graduated in Higher Industrial Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid in 1976, having majored in Industrial Organization. He currently serves as General Manager of the Association of Lighting Equipment Manufacturers of Spain, “ANFALUM”, since its creation in 1981. Mr. Berges is also General Director of ASEFACOL; Member of the Governing Board of AENOR; and Corporate and Institutional Relations Director of ECOLUM. Mr. Berges is also past Secretary General of CELMA in 1991, 2002, and 2007.
Dr. Peter Besting PANASONIC LIGHTING EUROPE
Peter Besting joined Panasonic Lighting Europe - the holding company of the Vossloh-Schwabe group - in 2003 where he has been responsible in various management positions. Since 2013, he is the General Manager of the company‘s Central Technology, Quality and Environment Office. For many years, Peter has actively contributed to European lighting industry initiatives, initially in CELMA and later on in LightingEurope. Peter holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University in Bonn, Germany and has been a post-doctorate researcher at Carnergie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and at the Centre d’Études Nucélaires in Saclay, France.
Nathalie Coursière is President of the Emergency Lighting Division of the French IGNES association. She works at Legrand as European Lighting Affairs Manager and Standardization Coordinator for the Building Systems SBU. Nathalie joined this group in 1997 when Legrand acquired URA, the leading French Emergency Lighting manufacturer where she was Marketing & International Vice-President. Since then, she has been working in several roles from International Emergency lighting Project leader to Strategic Marketing Manager for Lighting & Safety products. She takes active part in the European and international standardization works. Nathalie is also chairing the LightingEurope Emergency Lighting TF and is actively engaged in LEDification and Intelligent Lighting Systems WGs.
12 years of experiences in tertiary lighting equipment and in interior decorating lighting .
I‘m the General Manager of the French decorative trade union GIL- Syndicat du Luminaire for 4 years now, our members are SME and most of them manufacture locally.
I Have been General Manager of an office supplies and furniture company for 10 years.
In Lighting Europe, I am Chair of the Association Committee.
I am also auditor of Lighting Europe financial statement 2015 and 2016.
Member of 3 working groups: Ledification, Circular economy and Human Central Lighting and of 5 Task Forces: Serviceability, Circular Economy Norms , Sigle Lighting Regulation, EPBD and WEEE.
In AFNOR / CENELEC, Member of 34D and TC 111.
Mr. Denneman joins LightingEurope from Philips where he is Vice President for Industry Associations. Since 1976, he has been working for Philips in several roles within product development, business development, product management, marketing, sustainability, collection & recycling and standardization. He is also the President of the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and member of the Board of The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA) and previously served as Vice President of LightingEurope and as president of the European Lamp Companies Federation.
Pascal De Langhe AGORIA/ Belgium
Mr. De Langhe graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ghent in 1990. Four years later he obtained his cum laude PhD. in Applied Sciences Summa at the same university. He did his postgraduate in Telematics and Telecommunications at the University of Antwerp. His academic background has been reflected in the number of publications on electromagnetic scattering, Printed Board technology and ecological design methodology in national and international journals and conferences. After having worked 10 years for Alcatel, he became Vice-President of Emergency Lighting at ETAP, where he has worked as a Division Director the last two years. He has also been member of the Board of Lightrec and IBE-BIV for 5 years. Since 2016 he serves as a Chief Executive Officer at ETAP chairing the Executive Committee and being also a member of the Board.
Massimiliano Guzzini serves as Chairman of iGuzzini Lighting China and is responsible for the Asia-Pacific market, Director of Business Innovation & Networking and Vice President of iGuzzini Headquarters. In Italy he is also Coordinator of the ADI Company Department (Association for the Industrial Design). The department brings together companies that consider industrial design an important factor of their production culture and bring to the Association their experience and expertise. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the LUISS institute in Rome.
Frank Hohn is Vice President and Head of Governmental Affairs at OSRAM Licht AG in Munich/Germany. He is responsible for all contacts/activities with regard to public- and governmental affairs as well as industry association work. Additionally governance functions, such as sponsoring, donations and memberships belong to his area of responsibility. Mr. Hohn has been at OSRAM for more than 30 years. He started at Corporate Purchasing, continued in International Sales and Marketing and led OSRAM´s Regional Business Unit CL (Consumer Lighting) in Asia Pacific, based out of Hong Kong. In the recent years Mr. Hohn was part of the Project Management Organization working out of Munich again. It was mainly about managing highly complex projects amongst several internal- and external stakeholders.
Peter Hunt has been involved in the lighting industry from an early age and has attained an Honours Degree in Ergonomics at Loughborough University. He also ran a successful lighting company in the UK. Mr. Hunt joined the Lighting Association Council of Management in 1987 and became President in 1992 during which time the Association established its own dedicated test laboratory for the industry. In 2008 he took over the role of COO of the Lighting Association and played a key role in merging the LA with the Lighting Industry Federation in 2012 to create one association for the UK industry in the form of the current Lighting Industry Association, which represents 250 lighting companies and 150 associate members.
Mr. Pilter is the Product Regulatory Compliance Leader of GE Lighting in the EMEA region. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering and is a PhD of Environmental Sciences. He started as development engineer at GE in 1998 with increasing responsibilities within the Technology organization. His primary focus areas were product quality and cost out engineering. He became Product Manager of Incandescent lamps in 2006, in which position he already joined the ELC team developing the Ecodesign regulation for Non-directional Household Lamps of the EU. Since 2010, he has been fully dedicated to product regulatory compliance, including internal affairs within GE Lighting as well as policy shaping through ELC and later LightingEurope. He was an active member of various working groups of both organizations. He was the Chair of WEEE (Collection&Recycling) WG of the ELC and later in LE for several years. He was acting board member in ELC in 2011, and he is the board member and Policy working group member of GE Lighting in the Middle East Lighting Association (MELA) today. In his current, role Zoltán oversees the entire product regulatory lifecycle of GE Lighting from policy shaping to full compliance focusing on the Europe, Middle East and Africa Pole, but assuming occasional global assignments as well. He is a committed environmentalist with the mission and vision of the Circular Economy. He is also involved in the work of many European Lighting C(R)SO-s, actively supporting the activity of the Eucolight association dedicated to the collection and recycling of lighting waste.
Christian Schraft is the President of Feilo Sylvania Europe. Previously he held various positions as Vice President or Senior Vice President with OSRAM. There he served as CEO Electronics, Consumer Lighting and Luminaires and was the Head of Corporate Strategy and Marketing. Mr. Schraft started his professional career as consultant with McKinsey. He graduated as lighting physicist and holds a MBA. Christian Schraft has a broad international exposure from living and working in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He speaks German, French, English and Spanish.
Lars Stuehlen Ledvance
Lars is head of Corporate Communications for LEDVANCE, and has been with the company for almost 10 years—a decade that has seen a revolution in the lighting business. Lars also has degrees in civil engineering and business administration, and they have certainly helped because there have been few dull moments as this industry has undergone a total transformation in terms of the products and services that were common less than two decades ago. Before being promoted to Head of Corporate Communications, where Lars lead the internal and external communication into LEDVANCE, he held a number of positions preparing me to navigate this one comfortably. Lars started as a spokesperson, and has been Director of Domestic Lighting Legislation, responsible for regulation and LED quality requirements. Lars has participated in several working groups for LightingEurope. He also represented OSRAM at the UNEP en.lighten initiative, where we accelerated market transformation of sustainable and efficient lighting technologies. Finally, Lars gained operational experience within the Thermal and CFLi business segment.
Jan van Rompay LUMILEDS
Jan Van Rompay is Director Sustainability at Lumileds. At Lumileds he develops and executes the global sustainability program “shaping the future of sustainable illumination”. The program has a 3 pillar focus on green innovation (products), green operations (manufacturing) and supplier sustainability. He is also responsible for several regulatory projects at EU level. Prior to joining Lumileds Van Rompay served 10 years at Capgemini Consulting as Principal Consultant, and had leading roles in several large EU regulatory projects, and innovative sustainability projects. Van Rompay earned his masters degree at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and completed an executive program on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Dietmar Zembrot is born in 1962 in Bad Waldsee. He graduated as an Electrical Engineer specialized in lighting engineering at the University Karlsruhe, Germany.
Since November 2008 Dietmar Zembrot is Managing Director of the TRILUX Group. He previously worked for the Zumtobel-Group in various positions and European locations. Mr Zembrot benefits from more than 20 years of management experience in the luminaire sector.
As Member of the Executive Board of the TRILUX Group Dietmar Zembrot is internationally responsible for Research, Development and Technology. Under his management the company has adopted a new language of design for luminaires. The effectiveness of Customer Relations, Sales and Service has been significantly improved and new sustainability standards have been implemented.
Since his start in the lighting industry he was engaged in different working groups of ZVEI and Standardization Committees. In 2009 he was elected as a member of the Board of the Division Lighting in ZVEI. In 2010 he became Vice President of the Division Lighting in ZVEI.
Dietmar Zembrot was always active in CELMA. He was Vice President of CELMA since two years representing ZVEI. He was actively engaged in the reunion of CELMA and the ELC.
On 1st February 2013, Dietmar Zembrot was elected President of the newly founded Lighting Europe association in Brussels, the European voice of the lighting industry. After his first period as President he maintains to be Member of the Executive Board of Lighting Europe representing TRILUX.
Dr. Jürgen Waldorf
Since 2005, Dr. Waldorf has served as managing Director of the ZVEI Lighting Division, comprised of 135 members. Besides being responsible for the interactions with ZVEI members and numerous work groups, steering committees and executive board / advisory boards, his activities comprise public relations (political and marketing), statistics, standardization and research projects.
He directs the marketing and information platform licht.de and the activity workgroup DALI with more than 100 international members. In 2008 he initiated the formation of one Lighting Division in Germany and subsequently supported actively the formation of LightingEurope.
Since 2005 he has been a member of the advisory board of Light+Building and since 2002 also member of the strategy committee.
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