Leeds Lighting Company Harvard Expands Team

New Harvard team members
From left to right: Barry Bennett, Richard Adelsberg and Michael McDonnell, sales and marketing director at Harvard.

Harvard, a leading player in the LED and wireless street lighting industries, has recently expanded its sales and marketing team to meet growing demand for its products. Barry Bennett joins as sales manager for the North of England and Scotland and Richard Adelsberg joins as marketing executive.

Barry Bennett brings with him a wealth of knowledge and has over 32 years experience in the street lighting industry, including a role as director at Steanne Solutions and 27 years at Cheshire Council as a street lighting engineer. Barry will be based at Harvard’s Leeds office, but will spend a large amount of time travelling throughout the North of England and Scotland to meet customers.

Richard Adelsberg joins the team following 2 years at Blue Chip Marketing in Manchester where he managed key accounts, including The Co-operative Food and O2. He graduated with a 2.1 BA Hons degree in Marketing from The University of Liverpool. His role will involve supporting the sales and marketing director, Michael McDonnell to facilitate further growth throughout the UK and Europe.

The new appointments reflect Harvard’s continued year-on-year success. The company has expanded its range of products, which includes the award winning LeafNut street lighting solution and the award winning CoolLED range of products. LeafNut is being deployed by many Councils across the UK and as far afield as Hobart in Australia. The company also recently opened their European HQ in France to help develop opportunities in the European market.

Michael McDonnell, sales and marketing director at Harvard, commented,

“We are all extremely pleased to welcome both Barry and Richard to the Harvard team. The company has had a strong twelve months and the new appointments give opportunity for further expansion.”

About Harvard:

Established in 1993, Harvard has grown to be a leading player in the LED lighting and wireless street lighting industries. Harvard’s innovative range of products includes the CoolLED range of switchable drivers and LeafNut, the revolutionary wireless remote monitoring system for street lighting.


The LeafNut system has already been deployed in nearly 30 locations across the world.
UK: Hertfordshire, Blackpool, Luton, Suffolk, Westminster, Durham, Sheffield, Monmouthshire, North Somerset, Hartlepool, Plymouth, Warrington, Medway, Nottingham, Surrey, Neath Port Talbot, Blaneau Gwent, Merthyr Tedfil, Kirklees
World: Heerlen (Netherlands), Lech (Austria), Madrid (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Poitiers (France), Cork (Ireland), Hobart (Tasmania), Canberra (Australia)

The system can save up to £46 a light per year and up to 100kg of carbon emissions per year on each street light

LeafNut uses the WiMAC wireless Central Management System to remotely monitor and control the output of each individual street light

The innovative technology reduces maintenance costs by identifying lamp problems in advance and accurately predicting lamp failure

LeafNut helps Councils meet Carbon Reduction targets
2010 – Winners of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award
2010 – Winners of the Light Sources & Controls Award at the Lighting Design Awards

For more information visit www.HarvardEng.com

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