Ansell Lighting expands senior team

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Ansell Lighting has made two senior appointments to its Warrington headquarters, as part of its ambitious expansion plans,

Pete Blackburn has joined the business as head of product development and Jane Rylands has been named head of marketing.

Pete Blackburn, head of product development at Ansell Lighting

Mr Blackburn has joined Ansell with more than 15 years’ experience, starting his career as a lighting designer at Whitecroft Lighting, before progressing to global product manager at GE lighting and most recently, global product manager at ACDC Lighting, part of the Zumtobel group.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the development of innovative new Ansell lighting products for the UK and international markets.

Newly appointed head of marketing Jane Rylands joins Ansell from manufacturing giant Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, where she was head of marketing communications, overseeing the marketing strategy for household names Morphy Richards, Stoves, Belling, Lec and Britannia Living.

Jane Rylands, Ansell Lighting’s head of marketing

Ms Rylands will lead the development and implementation of Ansell’s marketing strategy both domestically and overseas. 

Mark Abbott, Ansell Lighting’s managing director, said: “Both Pete and Jane are at the top of their respective fields and their appointments are a demonstration of our ambitious growth plans for Ansell Lighting and the Ansell brands

“I have every confidence that Pete’s innovative approach and Jane’s strategic expertise will push us forward in achieving our commercial goals for the business.”

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