Birmingham Science Park’s photonics research and development team has appointed Paul Williams to the new post of business development manager.
Based at the Park’s optical performance centre, Williams will coordinate and promote technical training programmes and seminars for the lighting industry, market specialist software to help companies understand the optical hazards of light sources, and assist with the promotion of the Science Park’s annual euroLED Conference, Gala Dinner and Exhibition. This is now in its ninth year and is being held at the NEC Birmingham from 13-14 June 2012, with more than 2,000 attendees expected.
‘Paul has an impressive track record in to promoting advances in solid state lighting and developing long term relationships with many leading players and companies in the lighting industry,’ said Dr David Hardman, CEO of Birmingham Science Park. ‘We required a business development manager to take the Centre forwards by creating and developing new revenue streams.’
Williams has worked in the lighting industry for 23 years. He started his career as a laboratory technician and spent five years working with local authority and government bodies promoting energy saving road and street lighting. Later he worked with two start-up companies to promote low cost, energy saving LED downlighters.