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8 June 2016

Plessey appoints head agronomist for PhytoLux horticultural lighting

UK-based Plessey has appointed Maarten Klein as head agronomist to provide specialist expertise for the firm's horticultural lighting solutions. Klein brings specialist expertise in the use of LED lighting for growing commercial crops, developed while he was research director at Delphy in Wageningen, Holland. 

Recently, on 11 April, Plessey announced that it had signed a global exclusive licence agreement with Phytolux for the manufacture, design and commercialization of its products, including the Attis set of horticultural lighting products. 

Picture: (left to right) Plessey's CEO Michael LeGoff, new head agronomist Maarten Klein and Steve Edwards (head of horticultural LED fixtures) inspecting a trial using PhytoLux grow lights in Holland.

"Having spent some time with the Plessey team and working with their Phytolux products, I am convinced they have the winning solution," says Klein. "I have been impressed with their commitment to understanding the problems being faced by individual commercial growers and working in collaboration with them to provide commercially viable, LED lighting solutions," he adds. 

"Maarten's expertise will be invaluable in supporting our planned growth in the horticultural market, especially in the very challenging Dutch market," says Steve Edwards, head of horticultural LED fixtures at Plessey. "Whether growing indoors or in greenhouses and with a vast variety of commercial products, Maarten will ensure that we can develop our business globally."

See related items:

Plessey signs license agreement with PhytoLux for solid-state horticultural growth lighting solutions

Tags: Plessey GaN-on-Si HB-LEDs

Visit: www.phytolux.com

Visit: www.plesseysemiconductors.com/led-plessey-semiconductors.php

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