“I am happy to add both Ries and Jan to the team in North America,” said Ron DeKok, Director of North America Horticulture at Philips Lighting. “Ries has a wealth of experience working with innovative growers in Europe that have already adopted LED technology, and can offer his LED technical expertise and seamlessly transfer this knowledge to North American growers.”
Neuteboom has worked at Philips Lighting since 2013, where he was Key Account Manager for the Benelux region of Philips Lighting Horticulture. Under his leadership in the Benelux region, Neuteboom helped the adoption of horticulture light technology for commercial growers. In his new duties he is responsible for western North America of the high-wire fruits and vegetables, soft fruits, lettuce and leafy greens, and specialty crops segments. Neuteboom is a graduate of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.