The company bids a fond farewell to Steve Stark after nearly forty years in the lighting industry
Warrington, UK, 7 April 2021 – LEDVANCE UK are pleased to announce that Nelo Neves will be taking the reins as Head of Trade Sales in the UK and Ireland. He takes over from Steve Stark who is commencing his retirement following an impressive 36 years at OSRAM and LEDVANCE (since 2016).
Commenting on his appointment, Nelo Neves said, “Steve leaves us a brilliant legacy at LEDVANCE, building an exceptional team in the UK. His service to LEDVANCE and the lighting industry has been outstanding. I am looking forward to taking our dedicated team in Warrington forward, building on our strong relationships with our partners and customers in the UK and Ireland, and to addressing the new challenges and opportunities that the lighting market presents.”
Nelo Neves has been Managing Director for LEDVANCE South Africa since 2018 at the company’s Johannesburg office. Following a technical education in the UK he started his lighting career in an export role, progressing to Head of Sales. Across his career he has worked in Spain, Holland, Sweden, and across the African continent. He will be based at the LEDVANCE UK offices in Warrington.
With offices in more than 50 countries and business activities in more than 140 countries, LEDVANCE is one of the world’s leading general lighting providers for professional users and end consumers. Having emerged from the general lighting business of OSRAM GmbH, LEDVANCE offers a wide-ranging assortment of LED luminaires for a broad spectrum of application areas, intelligent lighting products for Smart Homes and Buildings, one of the largest LED lamps portfolios in the industry, and traditional light sources. In fiscal year 2017, LEDVANCE achieved a turnover of around 1.9 billion Euro. Based on an agreement with OSRAM, LEDVANCE will continue to use the trusted OSRAM brand for many of its products (SYLVANIA for the USA and Canada). Further information can be found at www.ledvance.co.uk.
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