NORDEON GROUP is strengthening its leadership foundations

- Louis van Uden appointed CEO of the Nordeon Group

- foundation of an advisory board to support Nordeon Group in developing its strategic agenda

- advisory board with top-class line-up Doug Herst and Pierre van Lamsweerde


Utrecht, August 3rd 2017

The Nordeon Group, one of the world’s leading lighting companies founded in 2012, has further strengthened its leadership foundations. Within just four years Nordeon Group has developed itself into a full service, full portfolio, global lighting company, operating at the forefront of technology, development, design and services. With its brands Griven, Hess, Vulkan, Lamp Lighting, Schmitz, WILA and Nordeon it caters to every possible lighting requirement. The collective know-how regarding applications, technology, design, specifications and adaptation makes the Nordeon Group a true full-service partner for lighting professionals across the globe.

To consolidate this dynamic development, both at a strategic and at an operative level, and to continue to strengthen the market position of the Group, the Nordeon Group is rearranging its management structure.

Patrick van Rossum, chairman of the Nordeon Group: "Over the past four years Nordeon Group under Pierre van Lamsweerde’s leadership, has done a tremendous job in establishing itself as a leading world class professional lighting company. To take the business to the next level we have decided to further strengthen the Group’s leadership structure."

Part of this has been the appointment of Louis van Uden as CEO of the Nordeon Group as of July 1st 2017 replacing Pierre. Patrick van Rossum: "Louis van Uden has been instrumental in re-establishing Vulkan as a leading outdoor urban area lighting business. Following this he has managed to revitalize Hess and restore it in its former glory as one of the world’s leading decorative outdoor lighting companies. With this proven track record, he is the perfect fit for this role.”

To further support the Group’s leadership team in setting its strategic agenda Nordeon Group has appointed an advisory counsel. We are proud to have been able to attract Doug Herst as its first member. Doug developed Peerless Lighting from the USA into a leader in the specification market for architectural indoor lighting before selling his family business to Acuity Brands. He has a strong affiliation for technology, and amongst other, sits in the board of Lumenetix.

Doug Herst will be joined by former Nordeon Group CEO Pierre van Lamsweerde. Pierre has been at the helm of the Nordeon Group from its inception and has invaluable industry- and company knowledge.

The Nordeon Group is one of the world’s leading lighting companies. It consists of medium-sized, agile manufacturing and innovation sites, which operate in close proximity to their specific markets. The Group's aim is to pool and utilize the experience and capabilities of these individual companies, in order to offer customers maximum benefit and optimum service and performance.

The Nordeon Group can boast a comprehensive portfolio of leading lighting companies to service the market’s every need:

The leading architectural outdoor lighting brand Griven (Italy);
Premium decorative specification brand Hess (Germany);
The outdoor functional lighting specialist Vulkan (Germany);
The premium architectural indoor brand WILA (UK and Germany);
The indoor functional lighting specialist Nordeon (Germany);
Schmitz-Leuchten (Germany) with premium indoor lighting solutions;
Finally, Lamp Lighting (Spain) with its extensive portfolio of professional luminaires for indoor and outdoor applications.

Each of these brands are brought to market through a worldwide sales, manufacturing and support organization.

Hess, Griven and Nordeon have a strong presence in the North American market through the Nordeon Group site in Gaffney, USA. And in the Middle East the Group strengthened its position by establishing an own sales office.


Nordeon Group    
Marco Walz     
Head of Communications   
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