Alan Graham retires from LSC
Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
LSC Lighting Systems has announced the retirement of long serving manager Alan Graham. Alan joined LSC in 1988 and will be known to many in the lighting industry as the front man for LSC export sales from the early 90s until 2004 when he relinquished the position to concentrate on internal matters and move away from the constant travel.
“Alan has contributed to LSC in many ways over the years and has had input to all aspects of the company including the design of its products, how they are manufactured and how they are marketed and sold,” says the company. “On top of this, his love of building was gainfully employed when he undertook the design and project management of the company’s current 2000sq.m head office.”
Trained as a design draftsman, Alan was initially employed by LSC as a contractor in the early 80s to design printed circuit boards for LSC products such as the Precept control desk and Tour Series dimmers. However it became obvious to management at the time that Alan had more to offer than PCB design and he was offered the position of general manager in1988. He has held this role since but in the early 90s became very interested in the sales and marketing aspects of the company where, as it turned out, he had a natural talent. Alan became the exterior face of LSC through the 90s and into the last decade as he headed up local and international sales.
From 2004 on, Alan has concentrated on the internal operations of the company including production and marketing where he has used his many talents to streamline production and continue to push the company’s commitment to Australian Designed and Manufactured.
Gary Pritchard, LSC’s CEO commented, “The contribution that Alan has made to the growth and success of LSC over very many years is significant and his input will be missed. I am sure he will be able to look back at his time at LSC with fondness even though the company has been through both good times and bad over the years. He will certainly be able to stand back and look at LSC with pride and say ‘I helped build that’. I join with the rest of the LSC staff and wish Alan all the best for his future.”
Alan’s initial plans are to take a year off, build another house and take a long holiday in Europe. Although he is leaving full time employment with LSC he will continue on as a director of the company. He leaves the company on 23 December.