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DW Windsor CEO named the next President of the LIA

May 2019, by Gemma Snelling, Marketing Manager

We are excited to share our latest news: on the 2nd May 2019, at the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Annual Luncheon, Dave Ribbons, Director of Sales at Lutron, handed over his tenure as President of the LIA Council to Terry Dean, DW Windsor CEO. Terry will serve as President until April 2021. On his appointment, Terry commented,

" it is a great honour to be voted in as President. I would like to thank Dave, alongside the LIA team, for his endeavours in bringing about continuous improvement. Over the course of my two years, my focus will be on continuing to improve communications between the LIA and its members - through what is a period of considerable uncertainty (in the face of BREXIT). Our members look to the LIA as a body of excellence, technical support and advice: supporting the LIA in delivering on this mission, in a professional manner, will be my priority "


Terry has contributed to the lighting industry for almost 40 years.  A well-known figure and frequent spokesman within industry, Terry has served on the LIA council for seven years and was Chairman of HEMSA in 2004/5 and 2010/11.

The well-respected body of the LIA Council is made up of professionals from various aspects of the UK Lighting Industry.

About our CEO

Terry Dean is CEO at DW Windsor Group. He leads the successful group, who are synonymous with quality British manufacturing and technology; including exterior lighting manufacturer DW Windsor and IoT technology/Smart City experts Urban Control.

More about the LIA

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) was created following the merger of the Lighting Association (LA) and The Lighting Industry Federation (LIF) in January 2012. Their combined experience in all things lighting dates back to 1905.

Previously the LA served mainly the domestic and decorative lighting industry whilst LIF focused more on the commercial and street lighting sectors. Following a substantial period of consultation, the Members of each organisation agreed to merge at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 29th September 2011.

By merging the operations of the LIF and LA into one new expanded association it was agreed that Members and the market generally would benefit, both in terms of better representation of the industry and the provision of services to members especially during a period of rapid technological change for the industry.

For more information on becoming a Member of the LIA visit: https://www.thelia.org.uk/membership