May 12, 2017
Philips Lighting Adds Key Account Manager

Philips Lighting has hired Ray Houweling as a key account manager for Canada for the horticulture LED lighting segment.

Houweling has held a number of positions in the horticulture industry 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.”

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