Rosemont, Illinois -- Philips Lighting, the leading provider of lighting products and technology, announced the recent addition of Ray Houweling as a Key Account Manager for Canada for the horticulture LED lighting segment.
With a long history in horticulture, Houweling has held a number of positions including most recently with Agrozone International, in which he sold Ozone systems to the horticultural industry for water and air treatment. Prior to Agrozone, Houweling had broad horticultural experience in the industry through the mechanical sectors, energy fields, and extensive time as a grower and owner/operator.
Houweling will collaborate with an established network of certified horticulture partners as well as Philips Lighting Plant Specialists and Application Engineers to bring LED solutions to Canada greenhouse growers in multiple segments including high-wire fruits and vegetables, floriculture, and specialty crops.
Ron DeKok, Philips Lighting Business Development Director for the horticulture LED segment, said, “We’ve assembled a solid team of knowledgeable and experienced individuals that enable us to be more responsive to customer’s needs, and further develop the Philips Lighting leadership position as a partner for innovative LED solutions in the U.S. and Canada.”
DeKok added, “The continued growth of the North America team demonstrates Philips Lighting’s commitment and support for the horticulture segment here in North America and globally.”
Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting products and technology for more than 100 years, has been at the forefront of innovative LED technology for a wide range of consumer and commercial applications. As part of the company’s leadership in horticulture LED lighting, Philips continues to significantly invest in LED research and collaborate externally with higher education facilities and research institutes. The emphasis on research as well as ongoing expansion of the Horticulture team demonstrates the Philips commitment to leading the horticulture industry as the innovative LED solutions partner.
For more information on Philips Lighting LED products for horticulture, click here: www.philips.com/horti