Acolyte opens new Australia office

(Australia) – Acolyte increases global reach by adding David Virgona to team as Australian National Sales & Technical Manager.

Acolyte LED has increased its global reach by adding David Virgona to its growing team. As the Australian National Sales & Technical Manager, Virgona will be covering the markets of Australia and New Zealand.

Virgona was born in Sydney, Australia, and has a diverse background that includes more than fifteen years of lighting experience. After an early stint as a police officer for the NSW Police Force, he worked for Legrand Australia and then Thomas & Betts as a sales manager for the emergency lighting division.

He moved on to Gerard Lighting to reinvigorate their emergency lighting section. Within a seven-year period, he more than tripled their gross annual sales, re-engineered their product line to utilise LED technology, and introduced Lithium Ion batteries to the mix. He also incorporated DALI control & sensor technology to keep up with market trends and customer demands.

Virgona’s more than fifteen years of experience also includes mechanical engineering, wireless communications, lighting product design, LED product design, Lithium Ion battery design & structuring, and emergency lighting.