Abacus Announces New Russian MD Appointment

World leaders in lighting, Abacus have announced that Anton Palnikov is to become the new Managing Director of Abacus Russia, LLC. The announcement was made at Interlight Moscow, Russia’s leading lighting trade fair where Abacus exhibited and attended along with 27,000 lighting experts and professionals from Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent) states.

The announcement coincided with Abacus celebrating a ten year history of working in Russia.

The lighting firm which designs, manufactures and installs and maintains exterior lighting schemes ranging from road schemes, retail, airports and major sports grounds have been involved in many high profile lighting projects in Russia.

Anton Palnikov previously headed up Russian offices for the Italian lighting manufacturer SIMES. He holds an MBA from the prestigious State University of Management in Moscow, as well as both engineering and economic degrees from Sochi and Kuban State Universities in Russia.
Anton joined Abacus as Commercial Director in June 2011. In his new appointment as Managing Director, he can look forward to working with an already strong and accomplished team at Abacus Russia LLC’s two offices, located in St Petersburg and Moscow. The team there are currently busy working on several ambitious construction projects in preparation for the international APEC summit in Vladivostok in 2012 and the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. 

Andrew Morris-Richardson, Chairman of Abacus Russia LLC said: “We are delighted to announce Anton Palinkov’s appointment. I was most impressed with Anton’s in-depth knowledge of the lighting industry, as well as his strong managerial and academic achievements.
Abacus’ presence in Russia represents an important staging post for our global ambitions and continued development into Eastern European markets and under Anton’s strong leadership skills, I am confident these ambitions will continue to be realised.”


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