On 30th July the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) held its Annual General Meeting, which concluded in the presentation of the ‘LIA Presidents Award’. This year’s recipient is David Wright, Managing Director of Emergency Lighting Products Limited and Jordan Reflectors Limited.
The LIA Presidents Award recognises exceptional service to the lighting industry and LIA President, Terry Dean, bestowed the award on David not just for his distinguished career in lighting but also to acknowledge the support and guidance he has given to the LIA and Lumicom over the years.
David started his career in Research and Development with Thorn Lighting followed by eight years managing the lighting laboratories at BSI (British Standards Institution). He later joined Existalite / Thomas & Betts as Technical Director and was promoted to Managing Director while also handling the Group roles of European Product Manager and World Standards Manager. David joined the Jordan Group in 2003 initially as Managing Director of Emergency Lighting Products Limited but took control of both Jordan UK companies in 2009.
David has always been an active Member of the LIA, is Chairman of ICEL, the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting. Its mission is to strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality emergency lighting. He also sits on the LIA Council of Management and is a Director of Lumicom, the UK’s leading independent not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme, which as part of the LIA, offer impartial, accurate and expert advice on WEEE compliance for both household and non-household producers.
On receiving the award David said “It was an unexpected honour to receive this year’s Presidents award. Through the many years I have worked in the lighting industry, I have been involved in the inception of ICEL, the development of Lumicom and the transition from LIF to LIA. I am particularly delighted to have been recognised at a time when our industry has been enduring obvious difficulties and by a President that, with the Board and Council, has been so instrumental in bringing positive change to the LIA.”
LIA President, Terry Dean, said of the award “When it came to thinking about this year’s President’s Award, David was a quick and obvious choice. Having known David for over 25 years, he has always struck me as someone who cares about our industry and has made a significant contribution to the LIA Council and ICEL. I’m sure you all agree he is a very worthy recipient.”