Patrick van Rossum, Chairman of the Nordeon Group, commented: “Over the past four years, Nordeon Group, under Pierre van Lamsweerde’s leadership, has done a tremendous job in establishing itself as a 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 (right) as CEO in place of Pierre van Lamsweerde. Van Rossum continued: “Louis van Uden has been instrumental in re-establishing Vulkan as a leading outdoor urban area lighting business. Following this, he has revitalised Hess in its home markets and restored it to its former glory as one of the world’s leading decorative outdoor lighting companies. With a proven track record, he is the perfect fit for this role.”
In just four years Nordeon Group has developed itself into a diverse full service 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 a wide range of lighting requirements.
To further support the Group’s leadership team in setting its strategic agenda Nordeon Group has appointed an advisory board, on which van Lamsweerde will sit. Also joining is Doug Herst, who developed US-based Peerless Lighting into a leader in the specification market for architectural indoor lighting before selling the business to Acuity Brands.