04 Aug Fluence by OSRAM Leaders Timo Bongartz and Steve Graves Recognized on LEDs Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List
Program recognizes innovative industry leaders working on the cutting edge of LED technology
AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 3, 2020)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, today announced that two of its global leaders, Timo Bongartz and Steve Graves, have been named to the esteemed 40 Under 40 list by LEDs Magazine.
LEDs Magazine is a leading, global resource for the LED community, serving readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for varied applications. The 40 Under 40 program was launched to lift the profiles of individuals whose careers are on an upward trajectory to deliver a positive impact on the LED and SSL markets and related applications.
“Steve and Timo have been integral players in Fluence’s growth, expansion and commitment to delivering leading LED technology to the world’s growers,” said David Cohen, CEO of Fluence. “Their leadership, dynamic expertise and clear passion for serving our customers have been invaluable assets to the entire Fluence team. I’m thrilled to see them recognized among other trailblazing leaders in the lighting industry.”
As described in his profile, Graves’ passion for horticulture lighting applications is inspiring to his colleagues.
“I’ve never heard anyone speak about red vine-ripened tomato the way Steve describes it. His passion is fantastic! Some people think about a greenhouse as a structure made of metal piping, plastics, fiberglass and other materials, but Steve has a talent to idealize them as a grower’s paradise,” said Greg Hovagim, global director of product development for Fluence.
Similarly, Bongartz is noted for his diverse background and historic commitment to transforming legacy processes through digital strategy. Described as a prolific speaker and regarded for his involvement in more than 20 patent applications, Bongartz’s colleagues celebrate his deep commitment to working collaboratively with growers as one of his greatest achievements.
“He is extremely customer-focused and he goes over many limits to do everything for our growers,” said Silvia Nagyova, head of marketing communications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Fluence.
To read more about the innovators on the 40 Under 40 list, click here.
About Fluence by OSRAM
Fluence Bioengineering, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, creates powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to enabling more efficient crop production with the world’s top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. Fluence global headquarters are based in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence-led.com.
About LEDs Magazine
LEDs Magazine is the most trusted global resource for specifiers, facilities managers, product designers, engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals for comprehensive coverage of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies, applications, and markets. LEDs Magazine reports on and analyzes the latest developments and significant trends in both the technology and business of LEDs worldwide—and offers greater technical depth than any other publication in the field.