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Plessey Appoints Horticultural Lighting Specialist

Former Delphy research director, Maarten Klein, to become head agronomist for PhytoLux

Plessey has appointed Maarten Klein as head agronomist to provide specialist expertise for Plessey's horticultural lighting solutions.

Maarten brings specialist expertise in the use of LED lighting for growing commercial crops, developed whilst he was the research director at Delphy in Wageningen, Holland.

 Maarten Klein said: "Having spent some time with the Plessey team and working with their Phytolux products, I am convinced they have the winning solution.  I have been impressed with their commitment to understanding the problems being faced by individual commercial growers and working in collaboration with them to provide commercially viable, LED lighting solutions.  Plessey are undoubtedly at the forefront of delivering efficient, economic and effective plant growth lighting.  The future is exciting and I am looking forward to working with such a focused team."

Steve Edwards, head of horticultural LED fixtures at Plessey, said: "We are delighted that Maarten has agreed to join us.  Maarten's expertise will be invaluable in supporting our planned growth in the horticultural market especially in the very challenging Dutch market.  Whether growing indoors or in greenhouses and with a vast variety of commercial products, Maarten will ensure that we can develop our business globally."

Plessey recently announced on 11 April 2016 that it had signed a global exclusive licence agreement with Phytolux for the manufacture, design and commercialisation of its products including the Attis set of horticultural lighting products. 

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