New LIA President, Dave Ribbons.
LIA Welcomes Dave Ribbons as President
At the LIA’s Annual Luncheon in May, Peter Scott from Fern-Howard handed over his tenure as President of the LIA Council of Management to Dave Ribbons of Lutron EA Ltd
Dave thanked Peter for his contribution in overseeing the completion of the Lighting Industry Academy, for his contimued efforts to improve the association and for mentoring him into this role.
Dave has been an integral part of Lutron EA Ltd since 2013 and as Director of Sales Europe and Africa, leads and manages a diverse sales team through Specification, OEM, Distribution and Residential CI channels. He also works with the R&D team to produce the next innovation in lighting controls.
Highly respected and well known throughout the lighting industry, Dave is seen as an accomplished and focused individual, with a passion for the industry that spans over 25 years. During which time he has experienced and influenced all areas of the industry from wholesale to manufacture.
Dave is also a previous graduate of the now know LIA Certificate Course, so understands the quality and importance of the support and services the LIA offer its membership and wider industry.
Commenting, the LIA's new President said: “I feel proud and privileged to be taking on the role of president at such an exciting time for the association. With the now completed Academy taking in record numbers of students and the Lab fully functional, I take over the role with a solid foundation and infrastructure to guide the association to deliver exactly what the members have been asking for and what our customers demand, knowledge and quality”.
Annually, a selection of Council Members automatically retire thus providing an opportunity for other LIA Members to get involved.
This year a record thirteen candidates were nominated for the four available seats.
The following retiring Council members were re-elected
Mike Barrett (GE) representing luminaires
Alasdair McRury (Holophane) representing luminaires
Simon Lilley (S Lilley and Son) representing components
Joining the Council this year, representing luminaires, is newly elected James McKenzie of PhotonStar LED.
More on Dave and the LIA Council can be viewed at www.thelia.org.uk.