Marco Cavalieri, 43, has joined Astro in the new role of sales director. The appointment is a cornerstone of the company’s global business growth strategy, which Marco will define and implement.

Based in the USA for the past decade, but responsible for worldwide sales, Marco brings experience both of lighting and diverse markets to this key leadership position in Astro’s growing team. He has devoted most of his career to the development of overseas markets, including five years with the Italian lighting brand Terzani.

“I see Astro as a brand with great potential,” said Marco, who will be based at Astro’s head office in Harlow near London, but regularly out in the 34 markets which the company serves. “We have an amazing product for hospitality and while we are present in many markets, there is huge opportunity to grow.”