Sound knowledge of technical marketing for lighting specification professionals
Advice on standards, product approval, EU directives & International regulations
Lighting technical expertise in all areas, available for comment or presentations on all related subject areas
International Sales Advice
For lighting projects, network of contacts, distributor management, international commercial practice
Experienced in developing and obtaining trademarks, design registrations and patents
Fred brings more than 35 years of lighting experience to his consultancy latterly with 10 years at Neonlite the brand owner of MEGAMAN®. Fred was responsible for strengthening business development and leading the sales and marketing strategies with some of the world’s leading energy-saving products. He directed the Paviom brand sales team which won major roll outs with Liverpool stores in Mexico where they installed over 26,000 LED tracklights and over 50,000 low energy downlights. He also took a leading role in participating in the United Nations U4E (united for efficiency) programme .
Formerly, Fred held senior positions in numerous lighting companies including Group Product Marketing and R&D Director at Sylvania Lighting International Ltd where he was responsible for directing the design and development of fixture product across the group.
He directed the international sales team that won the Paris Metro project for Concord Lighting with a low energy custom made linear system which still lights 100 Metro stations and was worth over £8 million.
As a specialist in lighting, he has also represented companies at external bodies such as the EU commission, the UN, NGOs and standards organisations such as ZigBee. Fred is familiar with all areas of energy saving lighting solutions having worked with light sources, light fittings, LED modules & components and smart lighting controls.
Fred is technically grounded having graduated in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Leeds Beckett University.
Director for Global Marketing & PR of Megaman brand
Neonlite International Ltd
April 2010 – April 2018
Joint owner and Managing Director
Paviom HK Ltd
Jan 2008 – Mar 2017
Group R&D Director Havells-Sylvania fixtures
SYLVANIA (UK) HOLDINGS Co. Ltd
July 2006 – Dec 2007
Global Product Director Sli fixtures
SYLVANIA (UK) HOLDINGS Co. Ltd
Jan 2005 – June 2007
International product director
CONCORD LIGHTING LTD (Sli group company)
1998 – 2004
International experience as director across four country jurisdictions.
Project worth over £8 million for Concord Lighting with a low energy custom made linear system which still lights 100 stations.
Liverpool Stores, Mexico
Directed the Paviom sales team which won major roll outs with Liverpool Stores installing over 26,000 LED tracklights and over 50,000 low energy downlights.
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