Meet the team

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

 
Rynn Ching
Rynn Ching

Country Manager - Malaysia

Rynn has been in the lighting industry since 2006. She has actively been involved in projects across Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Dubai and the UK. Having joined Acoulite in 2017, she bring enormous experience in product development and sourcing.

Excellent account management and multicultural interpersonal skills are a few of her forte. With over 13 years of hands on experience in lighting design, she and her team are proficient in providing lighting solutions with special skills in design and specification. . Her in-depth knowledge of various lighting products is commendable

Syed Faizuddin
Syed Faizuddin

Admin & Operations Manager - KSA

Faiz joined Acoulite at the start of 2013 as the Admin & Operations Manager. He has been in KSA for over 8 years, with 5 years of experience working in the Retail/business development sector in London. His background is in Operations and Human resource management with MBA from University of Wales UK. Faiz’s existing network in the Construction and Interior fit out market in KSA has led to a smooth transition into the lighting industry, with the aim of maintaining existing relationships and developing new business.

In December 2019, Faiz took on a new role as the Admins & Operations manager – KSA for Acoulite in KSA. Within this role, he directly liaises with our KSA client base to assist with Design & Specification of various Lighting & Controls products and provide support throughout every stage of the project, continuously maintaining & developing business relationships.

Jonathan Brown
Jonathan Brown

Senior Lighting Account Manager

Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience within the construction industry, holding a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Nottingham Trent University. Working in both the Public and Private sectors in the UK, Australia and the Middle East, this varied experience has given Jonathan a wide understanding of different cultural environments in and outside the workplace, helping develop strong client focus and relationship building ability.

Having worked for both contractors, and as part of the supply chain, Jonathan has a unique skill set to support all parties within a project, understanding the true impact of design changes and cost management.

In 6 years in the UAE he has built and managed a strong network across Architects, Designers, MEP Consultants and Contractors, which allows him to provide support throughout every stage of the project.

 

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Jonathan Houghton
Jonathan Houghton

Account Director

Jonathan grew up in Dubai and then briefly moved to the UK to complete his bachelors from The University of Kent and he is now pursuing his MBA from Heriot Watt University.

Living in the UAE for over 25 years has given Jonathan a deep understanding of the culture and of the local design market. Being a customer focused account manager with 6 years in the lighting industry, he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from commercial fit out space to education, retail, healthcare and many more.

Jonathan joined Acoulite an Account Director in 2020 with his role covering the full sales cycle from concept design to after sales support.

 

Jay Randy Gigantoca
Jay Randy Gigantoca

Design and Specifications Manager

Jay Randy Gigantoca came to UAE in 2007 as a fresh graduate with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Young and savvy at the time, he confidently joined Acoulite as an Autocad Operator, equipped with technical skills in the industrial set-up.

13 years of hard work and loyal service to the company earned him his current position- Design and Specifications Manager. Understanding the evolving tastes of the clientele and the cut-throat competition in the business, his strength is anchored internally towards the continuous development of a system that would sustain the processes and achieve ultimate lighting solutions.

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 12 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.

Lee Vincent
Lee Vincent

Lighting Account Manager

Lee joined Acoulite at the start of 2019 as the Business Development Manager for the Commercial and Entertainment sector. Lee has been in Dubai for over 3 years, with 6 years of experience working in the sales/business development sector. His background is  in construction recruitment, specialising in Architecture, design & Interior fitout. He originates from the UK spending 3 years working in London and then relocating to Dubai in 2015. Lee’s existing network in the Design and Interior fit out market in the U.A.E, has led to a smooth transition into the lighting industry, with the aim of maintaining existing relationships and developing new business.

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.

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.

Inayat Morawala
Inayat Morawala

Country Manager Kuwait

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.