The Nordeon Group sets the course of its future

- Reorganization of the management team

- Succesful recruitment of experienced industry experts

- Clear focus on sales and the market

Picture caption (from left to right): Louis van Uden (COO Nordeon Group), Benjamin Halemeier (CSO Nordeon GmbH), Ignasi Cusidó (CEO Lamp), Luca Meinardi (CEO Griven), Peter Le Manquais (MD WILA UK), Klaus Bröker (MD Schmitz | WILA), Ralf Knorrenschild (CEO Nordeon Group), Alexander Hartlieb (MD Hess), Winfried Falk (CFO Nordeon Group) and Chris Stockton (MD Nordeon USA)

Eindhoven, 24th February 2020. Nordeon Group, one of the world’s leading companies in the area of illumination, has successfully reorganized its management team. Since its foundation in 2012, the Group has developed into a company with a comprehensive service and product range that operates at the cutting edge of technology, development, design and services. With the brands Griven, Hess, Vulkan, Lamp, Schmitz, WILA and Nordeon, it is able to meet every technical lighting requirement. The collective expertise regarding applications, technology, design, specifications and adaptation makes the Nordeon Group a true full-service partner for lighting professionals worldwide. 

“We have a clear agenda and intend to significantly expand our market position in the coming years, both nationally and internationally,” says Ralf Knorrenschild, CEO of the Nordeon Group. “I am therefore very pleased that we have been able to optimally position our management team in recent months and that we have also succeeded in winning the trust of industry experts for the Group and the respective brands. I see this as an impressive demonstration of how our subsidiaries are taking a prominent position within the market and what extraordinary potential is seen there.”

With Benjamin Halemeier as CSO (Chief Sales Officer) of the Nordeon GmbH in Springe, Klaus Bröker as Managing Director of Schmitz | WILA in Arnsberg, Luca Meinardi as Managing Director of GRIVEN in Castel Goffredo (IT), Alexander Hartlieb as Managing Director of Hess in Villingen-Schwenningen and Chris Stockton as CEO of Nordeon USA in Gaffney SC (USA), the current management team has been expanded and strengthened in an admirable manner. 

“This extraordinarily high level of industry expertise, coupled with the knowledge and experience of our existing team, is the essential precondition for actively shaping the future and achieving dynamic and sustainable growth – and that is something I am looking forward to seeing happen,” says Knorrenschild. 

The Nordeon Group will be taking center stage at the Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair, which is to be held in Frankfurt from 8 to 13 March 2020. On a total of some 750 square meter, high-quality luminaires and intelligent, smart solutions for indoor and outdoor areas will be presented. At Stand D70 in Hall 3.1., the interior lighting division will be represented by the companies Lamp, Schmitz | WILA and Nordeon. 

The entire “world of outdoor lighting”, ranging from technical and design luminaires to Smart City solutions through to emotionally evocative illumination, will be presented to the interested public by Vulkan, Hess and Griven at a booth of extraordinary design at Stand A21 in Hall 4.0. 


 The Nordeon Group is one of the leading lighting companies in the world. The company comprises medium-sized agile production and innovation facilities that work very closely with the specific markets. The aim of the group is to combine the experience, capacity and capabilities of the individual companies in order to achieve maximum service and performance for the customer.

The Nordeon Group has a comprehensive portfolio of leading illumination companies that meet all the needs of the market.

For outdoor lighting:

Griven (Italy), the leading brand for outdoor architectural lighting Solutions.

Hess (Germany) with its premium range of design outdoor luminaires and site furnishings.

Vulkan (Germany), the specialist for functional outdoor luminaires.

In the area of interior luminaires:

SCHMITZ | WILA and WILA UK (Germany and Great Britain), a premium brand for architectural lighting design and high-quality lighting solutions for interior spaces.

Nordeon (Germany), the specialist for sustainable lighting solutions in industry, retail and logistics.

Lamp (Spain) with an extensive product range of architectural interior and exterior luminaires.All the brands and companies listed under the umbrella of the Nordeon Group benefit from a worldwide distribution network, extensive production facilities and shared infrastructure. 

In addition, Hess, Griven and Nordeon are strongly represented in the North American market due to the Nordeon Group’s location in Gaffney, South Carolina, and this is complemented by proprietary sales offices of the Lamp brand in Latin America. In the Middle East, the Nordeon Group has also strengthened its market position significantly by establishing its own sales office.