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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.
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LIA: New LIA President, Dave Ribbons.
New LIA President, Dave Ribbons.

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”.



LIA Council

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.


The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

About The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA) is Europe’s largest Lighting Trade Association with a simple mission: "To strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and Members". The LIA was formed in January 2012 from the merger of The Lighting Industry Federation and The Lighting Association which brought together 175 years of experience in representing the industry. The LIA additionally owns and operates Lumicom, a not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme that helps producers selling into the non-household market meet their regulatory obligations. Visit www.thelia.org.uk.

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