GE Lighting has appointed Diederik de Stoppelaar as director of the company’s new commercial organisation – Luminaire Solutions.
Stoppelaar will lead a team providing lighting design for Indoor Commercial LED Luminaires, Indoor Core Luminaires and Outdoor Lighting.
Simon Fisher will lead Indoor Commercial LED Luminaires as general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He will head both project and indoor product and lighting design teams working across EMEA to drive innovation in LED solutions across industrial and commercial interiors.
As channel manager Luminaires Solutions for the Middle East and Africa region, Selcuk Mert will drive all the sales for luminaires working closely with the local teams in the region.
Stoppelaar has more than 25 years experience in a variety of roles in lighting including general management positions for Philips Lighting in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the US.
He was also chief marketing officer for Thorn Lighting, regional commercial director for Zumtobel and vice president for sales, Europe and Africa, for lighting controls company Lutron.
“With the current focus on infrastructure development, the Middle East region is a perfect fit for strengthening our LED business,” said Phil Marshall, president and CEO, GE Lighting EMEA.
“This new commercial organisation led by these exceptionally experienced leaders will allow us to leverage the wonderful technology heritage and LED capabilities that exist within GE to further develop and expand our Luminaire footprint.”
Headquartered in Budapest, GE Lighting’s EMEA operations has over 7,600 employees. The company has over 8,000 lamp types and eight plants in seven cities.