Europe - Two key individuals who have been integral to Robe lighting s.r.o’s international sales team for many years will be taking on new roles in the company.
At 70 years young, Harry von den Stemmen, announces that he will be taking life slightly easier in the immediate future as he steps back from his post as international sales director to continue working as a global key account manager as well as taking an ambassadorial role within the company.
Says Harry, “I celebrated my 70th birthday last month and after 50 hard-working years in this amazing industry, the last nearly 20 as a public face of Robe, I felt it was the right time to adjust my work-life balance, turn in a few less hours and air-miles every month, and spend more time with my grandchildren and the

UK - Michael Grandage has announced that he will stand down as president of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after 12 years in post. The multi award-winning director and producer graduated from Central in 1984 and was appointed its president during the 2009-2010 academic year.
During his tenure, he oversaw numerous achievements at Central including the acquisition of Royal Title and the opening of the School’s new North Block building.
He established the President’s Circle to raise financial support for Central’s work and to help ensure the availability o

UK - CP Electronics – part of Legrand UK & Ireland – has appointed Gilles Silva as its new director of product development.
Having gained almost 20 years’ experience – 14 of which spent in Legrand Brazil’s R&D team – Gilles’ new role will see him take a lead on product innovation at CP Electronics. Focusing on energy efficiency, in line with Legrand’s latest CSR roadmap, Gilles will lead a team of 14 people in the UK, as well as closely working with R&D centres in France, the USA and China.
As part of his new role, Gilles will develop and deliver

UK - Technical business development specialist Neutral Human (NH) has appointed Christian Dickens as co-director of the business.
Dickens first established a solid working relationship with NH founder, Sarah Cox, while working at media server manufacturer disguise as head of support and sales director EMEA, respectively.
“At disguise, Christian and I laid out many successful strategies for onboarding and managing client adoption of complex software and hardware tech as the company grew,” says Cox. “We both understand what each other does and where our strengths lie. Be

UK - Ambersphere Solutions Ltd has announced the promotion of Lee House to the position of Operations Director. Lee joined the Ambersphere sales department in 2013, following a successful career in technical sales and product management. His commitment and ability to understand all things technical has been a significant factor in Ambersphere’s growth. Lee’s new role will involve him taking on some additional responsibilities and is also recognition of the wide-ranging role he already has.
Ambersphere’s Managing Director Glyn O’Donoghue says: “Lee and I have worked toge

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