Gabriel Byrne, Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) delegate to LightingEurope, was elected to its Executive Board during the recent general assembly in Brussels. On his election Ourania Georgoutsakou, LightingEurope Secretary General, said: “Gabriel’s long experience in lighting, both as a company owner and as a leader of industry associations, will be of great value to the LightingEurope Executive Board.”
Gabriel is a long-standing member of the lighting business community in Ireland and is currently Chairman of Fantasy Lights Group, the company he founded more than 30 years ago. He was a founding member and the first Chairman of Lighting Association Ireland (LAI). He remains a guiding member of the LAI, and is also President of the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland (EIFI).
“I’m delighted to be appointed to the LightingEurope Executive Board and look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the work of the organisation,” says Gabriel. “The Lighting Association of Ireland benefits greatly from the activities and expertise of LightingEurope and I am excited to join the body that guides the organisation.
“The work done in LightingEurope today will shape the future of Europe’s lighting industry for the next five to 10 years. Our members are collaborating to define sustainability for lighting across all applications and products, and our team is working with regulators to draft rules that are easily understood and enforced, and that accelerate the uptake of quality lighting.”
Ourania concluded: “The LightingEurope Executive Board is regularly called upon to provide strategic direction to the organisation, and we very much welcome Gabriel’s hands-on experience of the lighting industry and of consensus-building.”