Global Lighting Association welcomes new Secretary General

Posted on Wednesday September 3 2014, by Tim Whitaker

The Global Lighting Association (GLA), a group of national and regional lighting associations representing over 5,000 lighting manufacturers, has announced that Bryan Douglas has been elected to serve as Secretary General for a two-year term. The GLA has a liaison agreement with Zhaga. 

Mr. Douglas has been an active member of the GLA since its inception and has previously served as chair of its Environment Committee. He is Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Council Australia— Australia’s industry alliance for the lighting industry —and is Chief Executive Officer of SPARC International Lighting Event and SPARC Design.

Jan Denneman, President of the Global Lighting Association stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Bryan in this capacity. He has been an active and influential member of the GLA and understands the transition the industry is in. We look forward to his continued participation, insight, and leadership.”

The Global Lighting Association is the voice of the lighting industry on a global basis and, as a grouping of peak national and regional lighting associations represents over 5,000 lighting manufacturers and US $50 billion annual sales.

For further information please contact:

Anne Vick, Communications Manager
Global Lighting Association Secretariat
Tel. +32 (0)2 706 8606
Email: info@globallightingassociation.org
Web: www.globallightingassociation.org

LightingEurope appoints interim Secretary General

In related news, LightingEurope, one of the member associations of the GLA, has appointed  Diederik de Stoppelaar as its interim Secretary General.

Mr. de Stoppelaar, a seasoned lighting veteran, brings over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry to LightingEurope, including being instrumental in the founding of LightingEurope and serving as Treasurer from 2011-2013.

Dietmar Zembrot, President of LightingEurope stated, “We very pleased to welcome Diederik to LightingEurope during this strategic period and look forward to his participation and leadership.”

LightingEurope is an industry association of 33 European lighting manufacturers, national associations, and companies producing materials. LightingEurope members represent over 1,000 European companies.