(UK) – Traynor takes over from Zlatan Idnert as Head of Light Bureau.
Paul Traynor has, as of 1 January 2021, taken over as the new Head of Light Bureau, a part of AFRY, the company has announced.
Traynor is the founder of UK-based Light Bureau, which joined AFRY (then ÅF Lighting) in 2017, growing the team to about 100 designers. The whole lighting design offer of AFRY later assumed the brand Light Bureau.
“This is more than I imagined would happen three years ago when AFRY acquired Light Bureau, but the more I have thought about it, the more I value the opportunity of working with a great business to develop the brand to which I am forever committed,” said Paul Traynor.
“Beginning with binding the cultures in our different territories, I want to see us all motivated by doing great projects and growing together.”
Malin Frenning, Head of Division Infrastructure at AFRY, added: “I’m so pleased that Paul will lead Light Bureau as the award-winning lighting design offer now aims to grow even further internationally. Paul is an internationally recognised lighting designer with a proven track record as a leader. Having worked extensively internationally and as a former President of the Professional Lighting Designer’s Association, Paul’s profile is ideal to help realise Light Bureau’s ambition.”
Zlatan Idnert, who has been Head of Light Bureau this past year, will continue his commitment as Head of Efterklang, part of AFRY, and focus on its continued growth in existing as well as international markets.”