Iain Macrae

  Thorn Gulf

Al Shoala Building.
PO BOX 22672.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel.: +971 4 294 8938


Short Profile of the Person:
Iain Macrae graduated in Mechanical Engineering and some how found his way into lighting. Since starting with Thorn over 22 years ago he has gained twenty years design and technical experience including a whole range of projects in most market sectors. Iain is Head of Global Lighting Application Management at Thorn Lighting working with a team of specialist technical staff to give strategic, legislative and product application advice for the company and customers globally; he is Vice President of the Society of Light and Lighting and tutors at the Thorn Academy of Light.

Short Profile of the Company:
" Thorn Lighting, part of the Zumtobel Group, is a highly recognised, global brand for professional indoor and outdoor lighting. Its mission is to improve the quality of life by lighting people and places.

Thorn, which originated in the Electric Lamp Service Company founded by Jules Thorn in 1928, now competes successfully in over 100 markets around the world. It has established market leadership in Europe. The company is also a leading lighting supplier in the so called "emerging markets" such as Middle East, South East Asia, China.

The brand delivers technically innovative lighting solutions to broad-based target groups - especially electricial contractors, developers, end users, lighting designers, specifiers, municipalities and landscape architects - and stands for reliability, outstanding customer service, high functionality and technically advanced design. These qualities are fast making Thorn a major player for all its core market sectors."