Philips Lighting appoints David Nicholl as CEO for UK & Ireland

David Nicholl, CEO UK & Ireland, Philips Lighting

(UK) – Following a stint as Rockwell Automation Country Director, Nicholl succeeds Peter Maskell, who retires at the end of this year.

Philips Lighting has announced the appointment of David Nicholl as its CEO for the United Kingdom & Ireland. Nicholl succeeds Peter Maskell, who will be retiring at of the end of this year.

Nicholl joins Philips Lighting this month from Rockwell Automation where he was Country Director for the United Kingdom & Ireland. He was instrumental in accelerating the adoption of the connected enterprise approach; harnessing the Internet of Things in the industrial and manufacturing space to enable customers to benefit from greater connectivity and information sharing. Prior to Rockwell Automation, Nicholl spent thirteen years with Schneider Electric where he held senior leadership roles in the UK, Romania and Sweden, driving energy management and the transformation to systems and services.

Commenting on his appointment Maria Letizia Mariani, Market Group Leader Europe for Philips Lighting said: “David joins us with a strong track record for delivering results. His experience and customer centric approach will drive new areas of opportunity and growth within the UK and Ireland, accelerating our connected lighting journey and our leadership in lighting for the Internet of Things.”

Nicholl added: ”I am truly excited to be joining Philips Lighting and look forward to delivering real value for our customers by unlocking the potential of greater connectivity and light beyond illumination.”