Hess GmbH Licht + Form expands management expertise

- As of April 2015, Detlef Mikulsky will be Managing Director

- Expansion of the business management constitutes an important element for the implementation of strategic objectives


Villingen-Schwenningen, 30 January 2015  

Hess GmbH Light + Form, an internationally leading manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings which is based in Villingen-Schwenningen, expands its business management. As of April 1, 2015, Detlef Mikulsky (50) is appointed as an additional Managing Director of the premium provider. Thereby, Hess boosts the operative management on the one hand and on the other hand, sets the course for sustainable growth within the framework of the strategic direction of the company management.    

Detlef Mikulsky brings extensive management expertise as well as many years of professional experience to the table. The graduate engineer has held diverse leading positions for over 25 years, among others as a technical manager, head of development as well as head sales and marketing, in companies from very diverse industries. Currently, Detlef Mikulsky is the Managing Director of a company, in the lighting industry, which is based in Austria. After more than 5 years of successful work, he will end his commitment there as of March 31, 2015 and change to Hess GmbH.  

Pierre van Lamsweerde, CEO of the Nordeon Group and Managing Director of Hess: "At Hess we have worked very intensively from day one to learn the ropes and have gotten to know and understand the mechanisms of the company. After just six months in April 2015, within the framework of Light & Building, we publicly formulated our strategic goals: "Made in Germany", "innovation", "customised solutions" as well as "international customer focus" are our company's drivers. It was clear to us from the beginning, that we would need reinforcement in the business management for the implementation and achievement of our goals."

Correspondingly, van Lamsweerde appears to be very positive about the current choice: "Over several months we have developed a clear job profile and have taken the necessary time with the search. I am very happy that we were able to recruit Detlef Mikulsky, an outstanding expert with exceptional management expertise, for Hess. With his wealth of highly technical experience and his extensive know-how in sales and marketing, Detlef Mikulsky will aid Hess in developing dynamically and future-oriented in a rapidly changing environment."

Detlef Mikulsky himself is already very excited about the task that lies ahead of him: "Hess is the premium provider in outdoor lighting and can look back on a long history. The entire lighting industry is undergoing change and I am delighted to be able to help actively shape this change and thus also the future of Hess."  

About Hess GmbH Licht + Form:
Thanks to an extremely varied range of luminaires, Hess is able to fulfil every lighting design requirement in outdoor public spaces and exterior architectural lighting. Perfectly matching, high-quality site furnishings complete the product portfolio.

Light and form are part of our company name, and thus firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy and our very genes. Hess stands for the very best lighting solutions and an unparalleled expression of design. The perfect interplay of light and form is what makes our products unique. Combining lighting and furnishings to optimum effect allows integrated concepts and customised special solutions to be implemented across urban and outdoor spaces in line with the Hess slogan "We design cities".

Tradition, innovation, and design have made Hess to a leading international brand. Hess supports and accompanies architects, planners, cities, communities, and building owners from the planning stage through to installation – throughout Europe and beyond. With the main factory located in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), there is also a manufacturing site in Gaffney, South Carolina (USA). Hess has been a subsidiary of the Nordeon Group since 1 October 2013.

Contact details

Hess GmbH Licht + Form
Marco Walz
Head of Communications
Lantwattenstraße 22
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
Tel.: +49 (0) 7721 920 475
E-mail: marco.walz@hess.eu

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