Mackwell has appointed Kevin Thompson as general manager for the Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA).

Originally from Durham Kevin has a degree in both engineering and business management and has broad experience in multi-brand and multichannel market approaches. Having lived and worked in Dubai for three years, he will bring with him a vast amount of local market knowledge. With six years’ experience in the lighting industry working for Zumtobel Group, and a background of engineering, operations, marketing and product management, Kevin will be overseeing business strategy, further developing customer relations and contributing towards the growth of Mackwell throughout the MEIA region.
Talking about his new role Kevin commented “I am very excited to join the team at Mackwell. Mackwell has always been renowned as a very strong brand and is globally recognized for its expertise in the field of emergency lighting. It is key that both the lighting and the fire and safety industry has support from companies like Mackwell who understand and interpret the most recent legislation and provide the latest innovative solutions in the market. With a UK manufacturing base and 40 years experience I think we have all the key ingredients that will allow me to support the continued growth of our business in the Middle East.”