Lighting components provider Fulham expands into Europe

May 5, 2016
To spearhead its expansion into Europe, Fulham Group, a global supplier of lighting components and electronics, has appointed Mark Needham as its new Vice President, European Sales.

Based in the UK, Mark will oversee Fulham’s growing European presence, focusing on its innovative intelligent LED drivers, modules and emergency LED solutions along with UV and other specialist lighting gear. Mark will have the full backing of the Fulham’s global operation which engages in product innovation and manufacturing, employing 800 people in North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Commenting on Mark’s appointment, Mike Bauer, Vice President of Global Sales for Fulham said, “We are delighted that Mark Needham has joined our company with his long and deep experience in the lighting industry. Mark’s position is key to our company growth as we expand our presence in European countries and he will be instrumental in introducing some exciting new products which we are about to launch worldwide”.

Mark Needham has over 25 years’ experience in the lighting industry and an extensive background in sales, having most recently spent seven years as sales director for Venture Lighting Europe. As a result, Mark has much knowledge of doing business in all European countries and an understanding of their different needs. Mark commented, “This is an exciting new challenge with the Fulham Company to establish and grow their position in Europe with such a high quality and advanced product range for ‘tier one’ lighting manufacturers.I look forward to strengthening existing relationships, introducing Fulham to more of the mainstream lighting manufacturers, and appointing key agents in each country.”

Examples of Fulham’s advanced technology are reflected in two recently introduced products. The HotSpot Plus is an all-in-one unit combining a dimmable LED driver, an emergency LED driver and a replaceable battery. Fulham’s WorkHorse LED driver is a fully programmable driver which replaces numerous variations of fixed output drivers and is a smart solution for greater LED efficiency.

With headquarters in California, Fulham is a global manufacturer and supplier of intelligent and sustainable lighting components for OEM lighting fixture manufacturers and also for the electrical wholesaler market. It has a wide range of LED drivers, LED modules, LED light engines and LED emergency systems to meet market needs. This is on top of being a leading supplier of electronic ballasts for fluorescent and HID systems.

Fulham is an innovator of intelligent lighting components for energy efficient and sustainable lighting solutions and engages in a continuous product development programme. The company prides itself in the quality of its products and service. Its lighting components are featured in many lighting manufacturers’ luminaires including commercial and industrial, emergency, signage, refrigeration and street lighting.


Mark Needham, Vice President, European Sales - Fulham Group