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Philips welcomes key account manager for Canada for hort LEDs

May 12, 2017  By Dave Harrison

May 12, 2017, Rosemont, Ill — Philips Lighting, a leading provider of lighting products and technology, is welcoming 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.

“We’ve assembled a solid team of knowledgeable and experienced individuals that enable us to be more responsive to customers’ needs, and further develop the Philips Lighting leadership position as a partner for innovative LED solutions in the U.S. and Canada,” said Ron DeKok, Philips Lighting business development director for the horticulture LED segment.
“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, 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.


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