Digert Named VP of Innovation and Market Development at Kingspan Light + Air

December 20th, 2023 by Editor

The vice president of Solatube International Inc., Neall Digert, Ph.D., is moving into a new role at Solatube’s parent company, Kingspan Light + Air North America, a division of Kingspan Group PLC. As vice president of innovation and market development, Digert, who has more than 35 years of industry experience, will lead Kingspan Light + Air as it continues to expand its portfolio of solutions for green building and construction.

Neall Digert, Ph.D.

During his 22-years as vice president at Solatube, Digert focused on building public awareness of optical daylighting technologies, guiding product development and developing global sales and marketing strategies. He also played a role in pioneering innovative design and application tools to facilitate the successful integration of daylighting products into today’s commercial, educational and industrial buildings. In this broader role, Digert will continue to collaborate closely with the engineering and product development teams to identify market opportunities.

“We are excited to see Neall embrace his expanded role within Kingspan Light + Air, where he will continue to drive innovation for both KLA and Solatube, fostering the synergy we envisioned,” said Marci Bonham, president of the Americas, Kingspan Light + Air.

Digert is active in the global daylighting design and performance metric development process, assisting in creating standardized methods for measuring daylighting within a facility. He is a founding member and chairperson of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Daylighting Metric Committee, served as vice chairperson of the IES Daylighting Committee and served as director of IES from 2011 to 2013. He also served as vice chairperson for the NEMA Daylighting Management Council and chairperson for the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Tubular Daylighting Device Task Group, which is responsible for developing the VTannual product testing and performance standard for optically complex fenestrations.

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