Basel – Regent, one of the leading luminaire manufacturers and with a presence in over 35 countries, announced the appointment of Christoph Platzer as its new CEO on 21 June 2017. 

After completing a degree at a university of applied sciences in Electronics and Information Technology, and a Master’s degree in Sales Management, Christoph Platzer worked for Zumtobel subsidiary Tridonic. As Product Manager LED and Global Segment Manager, he acquired valuable market knowledge and expertise. Following that – since 2014 – he has reorganised and led Product Management at Regent Lighting. Under the influence of advancing digitisation and a highly competitive market environment, the lighting industry finds itself in a state of constant change. Christoph Platzer brings fresh ideas and expertise to the company. Together with its employees, customers and partners, he will prepare the long-established company to meet the impending challenges.

“As CEO and together with the highly motivated Regent team, I feel honoured to lead this long-established company into the digital future. As Head of Product Management I came to know the company as a dynamic organisation and helped to shape it with my colleagues. I will apply my expertise in the field of lighting technology, my many years of experience and in particular my affinity for the digital transformation process, in order to guide Regent into the digital future. Maintaining our proximity to both customers and projects, operational efficiency and new technologies will also play a key role in this. I will be building on our core competence of “light” and on the commitment of some great employees and partners. Regent is ideally positioned for national and international growth. I am thrilled to be able to lead the company in this exciting transformation phase. I look forward to meeting the challenges and would like to thank you for the opportunity.”