April, 2021

Richard Chaplin joins Midstream Lighting in a newly created strategic role as Head of Partnerships.

Midstream Lighting, a world leader in LED lighting technology, is delighted to announce Richard Chaplin has joined the company in a newly created role as Head of Partnerships. Richard will be responsible for developing a new Partnership Programme at Midstream to drive further, sustainable growth worldwide.

A lighting industry specialist, Richard has held director and senior management roles with major global manufacturers in Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career, he’s as successfully delivered significant growth programmes in both start-up and mature business units.

Asked why he’s joined Midstream Richard says:

‘Quite simply the Midstream team and the company’s industry sector focus.

When it comes to people, the Midstream approach is to recruit those who know what they’re talking about in their chosen fields of expertise – the Midstream core sectors of aviation, maritime, sports, horticulture, and military. It employs specialists who are influencers at a high level in these markets. That gives Midstream real credibility in these key sectors.

That’s not all though. The company stands out from the rest for me because of its laser-like focus on its core lighting competencies, rather than the scattered, ‘catch-all’ approach that many manufacturers adopt to try to grow their business. So what does this mean for Midstream users? It means they get an expertly engineered, quality solution that’s been fine-tuned to the exact needs of its application. Couple that with outstanding service and support, the resulting Midstream value proposition for the customer is massive.’

Richard Chaplin, Head of Partnerships at Midstream Lighting

Alexander Krupkin – Operations Director and Co-Founder at Midstream – has this to say about Richard joining the Midstream family:

‘We’ve created this new role to help drive the next stage in the Midstream story and elevate us to even greater heights, So, it was extremely important we found exactly the right person to fill it. We’ve done that in appointing Richard. His proven track record in partnership management and business development in the lighting industry is amazing. He’s achieved incredible results everywhere he’s worked and we’re sure he’ll do the same at Midstream. We’re all looking forward to working with and learning a lot from Richard.’

Midstream Lighting