The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of the LIA. Matt replaces interim CEO Paul Crisp who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its members as they plan for the post 2020 era.
Matt Sturgess started out professional life as an electronics graduate engineer, sponsored by a Thorn EMI business. Early on, he moved into sales and progressed into senior roles in different industries, with a passion for personal learning and development. Drawing from his experience supporting growth in blue chip global businesses and SME’s, along the way he gained his MBA.
More recently he has worked within the lighting industry having operated as the Commercial Director of Sylvania Lighting and also held the position of Managing Director at Simmonsigns.
Congratulations are also in order for Jack Adams as he undertakes his new position of Laboratory Manager at the LIA. The LIA Laboratory is the largest lighting specific facility in Europe. As a result of recent considerable investment, it has established itself as a key provider of testing and certification for lighting products at its state-of-the-art offices located in Telford. This meant that the LIA required a Laboratory Manager who had the knowledge, experience and vision to deliver the next step in the Laboratory’s evolution.
Jack originally joined the LIA after graduating from the University of Sheffield, with a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has moved through all areas of the Laboratory from Technician, Certification, Technical Lead and now Laboratory Manager.
Jack said his aim is “to ensure the LIA Laboratory provides excellent customer service as well as balancing the requirements that come with being one of only four NCBs (National Certification Body) in the UK.”
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