AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has welcomed a new National Account Manager to its team in response to a period of intensive growth for the company, as the market is predicted to soar over the next three years.
New addition Chris Shenton will focus on supporting existing customers as well as expanding LST's client portfolio through the development of new business opportunities.
His 15 years' experience in the lighting industry has seen him work with some of the largest global lighting manufacturers including Osram, Fagerhult, Ledvance and Whitecroft Lighting, leaving him fully primed to take on his new role.
Chris said: "It's a great time to join LST as its growth plans are very ambitious for 2022 and beyond; I can't wait to get stuck in. Having spent much of my career working in the industry, the market is now growing at an incredibly fast rate and it is a dynamic and exciting place to be, particularly within a company whose potential we are only just beginning to see.
He added: "LST's compelling proposition for farmers and growers to help maximise savings and efficiency was an important factor in my choice."
Simon Deacon, CEO of Light Science Technologies commented: "This is another big appointment for LST and we couldn't be more fortunate to have someone of Chris' experience and expertise on board. His in-depth technical knowledge of the UK's LED and luminaires market combined with his project sales experience means he is ideally matched to help us achieve our next phase of growth. We look forward to watching the impact he will make over the coming months and years."
About Light Science Technologies Holdings plc
Light Science Technologies Holdings plc is the holding company of the Group's controlled environment agriculture ("CEA") division, Light Science Technologies Ltd ("Light Science Technologies"), and its contract electronics manufacturing ("CEM") division, UK Circuits and Electronics Solutions Limited ("UK Circuits").
Further information is available at: www.lightsciencetechnologiesholdings.com.
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Light Science Technologies was founded in 2019 and is the Company's grow lights and sensor technology business, providing bespoke recipes and technologies tailored to customers' needs - with key targets including indoor, vertical, glasshouses, polytunnels and medicinal farming markets. The all-in-one CEA solution will include analysing customers' crop growing requirements to provide bespoke, low-energy and sustainable equipment.
Market drivers include food and water shortages in many parts of the world; growing global population; UK and other government policy encouraging sustainable and efficient growth methods; increased scrutiny of the effect of food production on climate change and the continuing transition away from processed foods.