International Audio Group, owner of brands such as Wharfedale and Quad, have announced plans to ramp up their speciality lighting division, Apogee Lighting, with the recruitment of the experienced John Adams.

IAG managing director, Steve Woolley confirmed Adams’ appointment as president of Apogee Lighting, IAG America Inc. The division will focus on the manufacture and distribution of entertainment and architectural lighting, utilising its new manufacturing resource in Shenzhen, China.

Formerly responsible for international sales and operations at High End Systems, Adams left three years ago to join pro audio manufacturer, Apogee Sound, prior to joining the IAG Group.

Adams said, “IAG/Apogee Lighting has the resources, capability and motivation to become an industry leader, and with our unique business model, which embraces fully-integrated, low-cost/high-value manufacturing and worldwide distribution, I intend to take them there.”

Adamswill be based in Austin, TX and can be contacted at jadams@apogeelighting.com.