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Philips expands LED team in N. America
By Dave Harrison
May 14, 2015, Rosemont, IL, and Markham, Ont. – Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions for the horticulture industry, announced the addition of Greg Lonergan as key account manager – floriculture and Barbara Perzanowski as marketing communications specialist.
Lonergan, a certified horticulturalist, previously worked as technical sales agronomist for ICL Specialty Fertilizers and as territory manager for The Scotts – Miracle Grow Company.
In addition, he served as regional extension specialist to the Turf and Ornamentals and Specialty Agriculture Industries with Virginia Tech for more than 10 years.
Lonergan owned and operated Environmental Expressions, Inc., a wholesale and retail greenhouse/nursery operation for more than 20 years.
He received a B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and possesses a Certified Crop Advisor certification from American Society of Agronomy and a Nutrient Management Planner licence.
Lonergan, in partnership with Philips team of plant specialists and application engineers, will focus on bringing LED solutions to the floriculture segment.
Perzanowski joins the North America Horticulture LED team as marketing communications specialist. She brings to Philips more than 18 years of marketing experience including 11 years with Smithers-Oasis in Kent, Ohio, the manufacturer of OASIS® brand grower and floral products.
Perzanowski will be responsible for localizing Philips LED global marketing plans and programs for the North America horticulture market.
“We’ve assembled a solid team of knowledgeable and experienced individuals that enable Philips Horticulture to be more responsive to customer’s needs, and further develop the Philips leadership position as a partner for innovative LED solutions in the U.S. and Canada,” said Ron DeKok, Philips Horticulture LED business development director.
“The continued growth of the North America team demonstrates Philips commitment and support for the LED Horticulture segment here in North America and globally.”
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Royal Philips, a 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, Philips continues to significantly invest in LED research and collaborate externally with higher education facilities and research institutes.