Meet the team

It's not whether you can become successful... it's how many people can you help become successful.

 
Steve Jardine
Steve Jardine

Sales Director

Steve has over 22 years of experience in the lighting industry, through product design and development, lighting design and sales/ project management. As Sales Director for Acoulite, Steve covers the UAE, working with the team to develop client relationships, lighting projects and ideas. His technical knowledge and background, coupled with his design capabilities, enable him to provide unique project solutions whilst communicating this to the entire project team.

Sharon Warrington
Sharon Warrington

Operations Manager

Sharon joined Acoulite in 2007 from the UK. as Operations Manager, and was charged with setting up a European style logistics and operations department to mirror the service values and expectations of an international company. In order to achieve this task, Sharon drew from her 12 years experience in Thorn lighting as Export Sales Administrator and proudly manages the entire Acoulite logistics operations for the Middle East, which encompasses the 5 regional offices.

Visha Ram
Visha Ram

Finance Manager

A post graduate in commerce from India, Visha has been with Acoulite for seven years and has more than 22 years of international experience in finance. Visha previously worked for KPS’s finance division as a senior accountant for seven years and also worked in various fields including software, accounts and sales co-ordination. She is qualified in RDBMS & Oracle Financials. Her vast experience aids the smooth running of Acoulite’s finance division.

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Senior Lighting Account Manager

Scott started in electrical engineering and installation, then moved into sales with Phillips and Louis Poulsen later moving to Australia to work JSB. Returning to Scotland, he joined Atrium Lighting, which led him to set up Kelvin Lighting after recognising a gap in the market in Scotland.

Kelvin Lighting continues to grow and now needs very little input from Scott, enabling him to bring his expertise to Intra Lighting as a Sales Director. The chance to work with Acoulite in Dubai was perfect, as he spent a great deal of his childhood in the Gulf.

Richard Semple
Richard Semple

Lighting Specification Manager

Richard has fourteen years’ experience in the lighting industry, working in a range of sectors including consultancy, engineering, design and manufacturing. He also holds a BENG Degree in Building Services Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Richard started his career as an Electrical Consulting Engineer with Jacobs Engineering. He then moved to Zumtobel Lighting as a Project Sales Engineer. Through his experience in both professions, he has gained valuable in-depth knowledge in both product and design.

As Lighting Specifications Manager for Acoulite, Richard liases directly with Lighting Designers in the region to assist with specification of products and provide support throughout every stage of the project. He also deals with all Acoulite’s exclusive and preferred manufacturers, supporting the sales team in bringing new and innovative products to the team.

Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes

Coelux Account Manager

Emma joined Acoulite at the start of 2018 as the Account Manager for CoeLux. Emma has been in Dubai for over 5 years, with 7 years of experience working in the account management field and then the construction Industry. She originates from the UK and studied Language and Communications at Cardiff University, before spending 2 years working in London and then relocating to Dubai in 2013. Emma proudly represents everything that is Coelux for Acoulite in the Middle East region. Her experience in Account Management and project handling helps her to effectively manage the CoeLux brand and innovative lighting systems.

Stephen Kane
Stephen Kane

Design & Technical Director

Stephen has 27 years’ experience in the electrical industry, starting as an apprentice electrician Stephen moved onto Project Management and then to Senior MEP Contracts Manager, a position he held for 10 years before joining Acoulite. Stephen’s knowledge of working as both Main contractor and sub-contractor and his knowledge of electrical installations is essential to our project management style.
Stephen joined Acoulite in 2015 to manage the lighting delivery, technical specifications and installation at Doha festival city. He now occupies the role of Projects & Technical Specifications Director where he will co-ordinate with Design, Projects and Technical teams from early project conception through to completion.

Ben Spargo
Ben Spargo

Acoustic Account Manager

Ben has been in the Sales & Development industry for over 7 years and has proved his success in various sectors such as retail, wellness & the motor industry. Through his exceptional capabilities he has been successful in growing quality relationships & has contributed towards continuous organization growth.

He was welcomed into the Acoulite family in November 2015 from the UK to contribute towards business development . His aim was to grow the already successful name of Acoulite and to support the acoustic solutions department along the way.

In December 2017, Ben took on a new role as the Acoustic account manager for Acoulite. Within this role, he directly liaises with his strong client base to assist with specification of various acoustic products and provide support throughout every stage of the project, continuously maintaining & developing business relationships.

Neilvin Celis
Neilvin Celis

Design Manager

Neilvin joined Acoulite in 2011 and leads the Design Team in managing multiple types of design-build projects.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, giving him an edge with the interpretation of overall requirements of projects from concept to delivery.

He is responsible with planning the overall strategies of lighting design for all our Acoulite offices and continuously redefining design processes in par with the current market and trends.  He’s also spearheading the tailored design approach matching our clients’ requirements using the latest version of Revit, AutoCAD & Lighting calculation softwares.

With over 13 years of combined experience in Architecture & Lighting, Neilvin can easily provide design & technical solutions to Architects, Interior Designers, Consultants, Contractors, Project Managers & Owners.

Sky Bembury
Sky Bembury

Lighting Specifications Project Manager

Sky has more than 15 years’ experience in the Architectural & Entertainment Lighting industry.
He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Lighting Design & Management, and has worked with and for some of the top lighting design firms and lighting manufacturers in the USA & United Kingdom.

As a Lighting Designer, Sky has worked on many iconic projects including, Hoboken clock tower, Rothschild Building London, the Count Basie Theatre, and a number of West End and Off-west end plays and musicals. Moving to project sales in 2013, Sky worked with Lumino lighting in England, eventually focusing on North American specifications & projects.

As a Lighting & Projects manager at Acoulite, Sky works directly with the local design community by providing advice & assistance with lighting specifications, design guidance, and project supervision. His focus also extends to supporting North American specifiers working on projects in the GCC.

Sandeep Saha
Sandeep Saha

Senior Lighting Controls Account Manager

Sandeep has eight years of hands-on experience in Lighting Control and Dimming systems, Guest Room Management systems and Home Automation. This has not only enabled him to design and troubleshoot these systems for various projects but has also helped to provide his clients with valuable technical support. He spent the early years of his career working for manufacturers and conglomerates like Schneider Electric with brands like Clipsal and Merten.

He has also worked with manufacturers like Lutron, Beckhoff and LG. Sandeep works with the Acoulite team to develop client relationships in the UAE and Qatar.

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Muthu Kumaran
Muthu Kumaran

Specification Manager

Muthu has been in the lighting industry since 2004 where he started as a sales support engineer. In 2008 Muthu joined Acoulite and became heavily involved in product specification, a very important part of the business, Since 2008 Muthu has developed a vast amount of experience in product specification and controls all the estimation, tenders and value engineering. He heads the Specification Team which acts as a bridge between design and the sales team.

Jack Martin
Jack Martin

Regional Controls Manager

Jack has been in the electrical Industry all his working life, starting as an apprentice electrician, later becoming Project Manager with large MEP Contractors, then going into Lighting Controls as Commissioning Engineer working for Philips Dynalite. His experience of systems and technical experience led him into sales with Honeywell Ex-Or and Helvar.

In 2017 he become Regional Lighting Controls Manager, focussing on our emerging regions Kuwait/KSA/Qatar, working alongside the teams in these countreis to develop and enhance our Lighting Control Solutions.

Inayat Morawala
Inayat Morawala

Country Manager Kuwait

Osama Masri
Osama Masri

Country Manager KSA

Osama has been involved in the lighting industry for over 22 years, dealing with lighting fixtures, wiring devices, lighting control systems, audio/video equipment and intelligent lighting operations. Osama possesses in-depth knowledge of export and import affairs with a wide platform of suppliers and manufacturers, both local and overseas. His specialties include dealing with local and foreign consultants, designers and architects as well as supervising sales teams, technicians, workers and other personnel, manpower management and marketing strategies.

Interested in joining the team?

If you think you have what it takes to work with the leading solution provider for lighting and acoustics in the region, find out more about how you can join the team.