Adam Sedgwick has been appointed as Sales Director at Light Science Technologies to spearhead its global growth plans, as the Derby-based AgTech firm eyes further success after a busy 2022.
With extensive experience in the industry spanning 30 years, Adam is a graduate of Harper Adams University, where he gained his BASc in Agricultural Engineering, before working as a precision farming specialist for four years. He then moved into sales in the sector, working for Vantage England & Wales, before moving into an international sales role at environmental data services specialist Soil Scout.
In his new role, Adam will be responsible for directing the firm’s sales strategy across the UK and identifying further opportunities in the lighting and sensor markets.
The announcement comes off the back of a successful 2022 in which LST reported it had secured contracts for several trials for its newly launched sensorGROW product, with a potential value of more than £1.1 million. sensorGROW offers technology, data collection, advisory and maintenance services for clients, on a three-year contracted basis.
Adam said: “It is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in this area of the market, LST’s lighting and crop growing technologies in indoor farming are evolving rapidly to offer a viable solution to growers focused on energy and cost efficiency, as well as sustainability. My aim is to build on the success LST has had so far as an AgTech specialist, one which has already established a strong footprint within the CEA market. I’m very much looking forward to helping deliver on our ambitious sales targets as we kick start 2023.”
Simon Deacon, CEO and founder of Light Science Technologies, commented: “Adam’s expertise in the field perfectly complements our vision – we are delighted to have him on board. His extensive experience in sales will without doubt accelerate our business development activity and we are excited about expanding our client base in the UK and further afield. Adam is a great asset to the team and brings a wealth of both industry and sales insight to the table.”