Philips Horticulture Lighting Names Key Account Manager
Signify, which markets itself as an international leader in lighting, recently expanded its team in the U.S.
Jackie Weise will now serve as key account manager for horticulture lighting. In the new role, she will support business development efforts in Western U.S. for Philips horticulture LED lighting across all customer segments, according to a news release from Signify.
Weise has an extensive background in the high-tech and agricultural industries, and more than 19 years of experience in sales, business development and strategic partnerships, according to the news release from the company. Based in Northern California, she will focus on developing new business, supporting horticulture partner engagement, and establishing direct contact with growers. Weise will work in close collaboration with Signify’s team of plant specialists and application engineers to facilitate custom lighting solutions to meet customer needs.
Henry Olson, Signify’s commercial leader for the U.S. agriculture market, said Weise had a “knowledge of horticulture lighting, an established industry network, and a solid track record of strategic sales.”
For the past two years, Weise served as the Director of Business Development at BIOS Lighting, according to a news release from the company. Prior to joining BIOS, she spent three years as Director of the Western Region – North America at Heliospectra AB, where she supported small and large growers with their lighting needs. Weise was a top sales producer for two of the three years at Heliospectra.
Signify sells Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services. Its 2021 sales were about 6.9 billion Euros, according to the news release. The company has about 37,000 employees in more than 70 countries.