A new chapter for acdc

acdc’s CEO Gareth Frankland has left the business by mutual agreement, taking effect from 1 April 2020.

Gareth grew the acdc brand for over 24 years, and was instrumental in positioning the company as one that stands for innovation and creativity, for challenging the norm and pushing boundaries and for fun and hard work – in equal measure.

The Zumtobel Group acquired a 60% share of acdc in 2015 with the agreement that they would purchase the remainder of the business in April 2020. Now that this milestone has been reached, acdc is a full member of the Group and is well positioned as the outdoor architectural brand within it.

“I leave in place a fantastic team, a strong product portfolio and roadmap, and an awesome culture,” Gareth said. “It has been a massive privilege to have worked with some amazing people over the years, creating and leading a ground breaking lighting company, developing and growing it into a global lighting brand, and now handing it over to one of the largest lighting companies in the world.”

The business is left in the very capable hands of Global Business Development Manager Richard Gunn, who until further notice acts as General Manager of acdc.

The acdc family and wider Zumtobel Group thank Gareth for his commitment and enthusiasm over the years and wish him all the best for his personal as well as professional future.

Press contact

Jessica Dixon
Marketing and Communications Manager (acdc)
Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 7967448951

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