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Legrand BCS Division Welcomes Charlie Derk to the Shading Systems Team as Director of Product Marketing April 30th, 2018 By: Mary Placido
San Jose, Calif., April 30, 2018 – Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division today announced the addition of Charlie Derk as Director of Product Marketing, Shading Systems. Derk has 20 years of experience in the lighting and shading industry and brings unique insight and know-how from various perspectives to the Legrand Shading Systems team.
Derk’s breadth of experience encompasses previous roles in engineering, manufacturing, product management, and sales and marketing in the shading and lighting controls industry in both residential and commercial markets domestically and internationally.
“I am pleased to welcome Charlie to our senior shading leadership team at Legrand,” notes Amy Hahne, VP and General Manager, Shading Systems. “His vision for innovation and pushing the style quotient combined with his deep understanding of the industry will be a powerful force to drive the next phase of growth for Legrand.”
“I’m excited to join the team and help drive product innovation and expansion of Legrand’s footprint in the shading business,” said Derk. “During my career, I’ve been able to witness the shading business from almost every perspective. I am extremely passionate about the product category and seeing customers succeed with this area that has so much opportunity for growth.”
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $6.2 billion (USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
Mary Placido, Legrand Building Control Systems