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Philips names new head of entertainment lighting

Philips Lighting has announced the appointment of Philips executive Colin Kavanagh as the company’s new head of its entertainment lighting business.

Kavanagh will take on this new role as head of entertainment lighting with immediate effect, which will see him relocating to Dallas, Texas.

He is tasked with growing Philips Lighting’s presence in the entertainment sector, specifically with lighting for a number of sectors including theatres, festivals, and theme parks.

Kavanagh has extensive commercial and technical experience and a strong background in Design for Excellence (DfX), Concurrent Product Development (CPD), lean manufacturing and Voice of the Customer (VoC) in fast time to market industries.

“I am developing a sector-specific strategy that will greatly enhance how the entertainment team works and take the business to the next level,” explained Kavanagh. “At Philips Lighting, we have an unparalleled degree of innovation, passion and technical expertise. My job is to put this at the forefront of everything we do, coupled with the VoC approach to best serve our customers.

“The time is ripe for the business to flourish and delight our customers with trail-blazing technical ingenuity in entertainment lighting that meets – and, indeed, surpasses – their business needs. We have an incredible product portfolio, unparalleled in the industry, and a passionate global team with deep industry knowledge and expertise. I am delighted that initial feedback from our customers has been very positive.”

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