New MD for Derby lighting manufacturer

New MD for Derby lighting manufacturer
Simon Deacon with Simon Morrison

Derbyshire lighting manufacturer, Advance International, has appointed Simon Morrison as Managing Director with immediate effect.

Mr Morrison has moved a rung up the ladder from his previous position of General Manager at the company, replacing Simon Deacon who spent almost two decades in the role.

Mr Deacon will now move into a new role as company Chairman.

“Simon and I have a shared vision of where we want to take Advance,” said Mr Morrison.

“This year will see Advance continue in our existing LED lighting sectors of Point of Sale, retail, refrigeration and strengthen our position within the commercial lighting market.

“2018 promises to be a very exciting year for Advance – we have a number of projects in the development pipeline including LED grow lights for the horticultural market and we are also developing digital technology.”