Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with 14 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions.
Patrick also works with vendors of emerging technologies where he develops the ecosystem necessary to enable and accelerate broad adoption in the lighting market. He has developed a suite of award winning online design tools to help lighting OEMs make informed design decision at both the LED and the luminaire level to reduce time and cost to market. He is also the inventor of a patent related to optimized LED color mixing for generating high CRI white.
Patrick has received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Carleton University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.