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    Philips Horti team




    • Leontiene van Genuchten

      Leontiene van Genuchten

      Leontiene van Genuchten is a practical researcher in heart and soul with a dedication to meeting growers’ needs. Since she joined Philips lighting - Horticulture LED Solutions in 2015 as a Plant Specialist, part of her job was to improve rose cultivation with LED grow lights.

    • Wim Steeghs

      Wim Steeghs

      Throughout his career, Wim Steeghs has successfully put his passion for plants and keen business sense to work to help companies grow.

    • Blake Lange

      Blake Lange

      For the past two-and-half years, Blake Lange has been helping people make the shift to a new way of growing as Business Development Manager.

    • Gao Song

      Gao Song

      Key Account Manager Gao decided to return to China to convert his learnings, observations, and thoughts to promote Chinese horticultural production.

    • Gauri Maharjan

      Gauri Maharjan

      Plant Specialist Gauri understands the tremendous impact that modern agricultural technology can have in Japan.

    • René van Wees

      René van Wees

      Application Engineer René has extensive experience with lighting solutions and believes in the power of LED lighting.

    • Thijs van den Bergh

      Thijs van den Bergh

      GrowWise Plant Specialist Thijs is working hard to find the ideal growth recipe for growing healthy vegetables in city farming applications.

    • Rachelle Winningham

      Rachelle Winningham

      Application Engineer Rachelle loves the variety in her job and the fact that her work can make a real difference in how we feed the planet.

    • Harrie van der Linden

      Harrie van der Linden

      Application Engineer Harrie has long experience of working with light and electricity and enjoys doing pioneering work in new horizons in horticulture.

    • Pascal van Megen

      Pascal van Megen

      Whether he is making lighting plans for a greenhouse or defining the requirements for a city farm, Application Engineer Pascal is always focused on finding the right balance.

    • Andris Stuks

      Andris Stuks

      Plant Specialist Andris tells us about the challenges that arise in his field and in ‘his’ working area, Northern and Eastern Europe.

    • Abhay Thosar

      Abhay Thosar

      Plant Specialist Abhay tells us about the growing popularity of city farming in North America and the revolution being brought by the use of LEDs.

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