Holophane Europe Ltd Leadership Announcement

After 30+ years of dedicated service to Holophane, Alasdair McRury has decided to retire, stepping down as Managing Director and resigning his position as of August 30, 2019.

Alasdair has been Managing Director of the Holophane Europe business for the past 12 years and has successfully led the business through a period of significant change, investment and profitable growth. 

Alasdair has also represented Holophane on the council of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA) having previously served as its president for three years. He will remain as a Non-Executive Chairman for Holophane Europe.

We thank Alasdair for his commitment to Holophane and congratulate him on his tremendous career in the lighting industry.

We are extremely pleased to announce that David Barnwell will be appointed as Alasdair’s successor on September 1, 2019.

David has over 19 years of experience in leading roles within Holophane Europe and is uniquely placed to build on the success Holophane has enjoyed over its 123-year history. He is a highly respected leader within the business and will continue to execute the business strategy with his management team.  This is a well-earned promotion and we have every confidence that under David’s leadership the business will continue to thrive and grow.

May we take this opportunity to congratulate David on a successful future leading one of the world’s longest established and respected brands.


Ricky Reece
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer