Lighting controls specialist Pharos Architectural Controls has announced the appointment of Simon Hicks as its new Chief Executive Officer. Simon takes over from Chris Hunt, a founder of the company, who will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Pharos.
Chris comments, “Simon is the right person to be leading Pharos into its next phase of growth. He has been at the centre of our product innovation and development for many years now, resulting in the expansion of the company’s product portfolio, which now includes our new Expert range, our rebranded Designer range and our remote management solution – Cloud. It’s an exciting time for the business, and with Simon’s appointment Pharos will be in the best possible position as it prepares for significant growth during 2023 and beyond.”
Simon’s extensive experience in the sector spans 20 years and has featured several roles with Pharos and its suppliers, including when he led the team to develop Pharos Cloud under the SixEye brand. He has held executive positions on the board of Pharos for a number of years already, first as Technical Director in 2012 and more recently as Product & Marketing Director.
Speaking about his appointment, Simon Hicks said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as CEO of Pharos and I’m looking forward to working with our fantastic team and supporting our customers as we execute on our ambitious growth strategy over the next 3 years. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved so far and the new Expert range is a great example of the innovation and teamwork within Pharos that remains strong to this day.”