Vic Bentley has joined Arnsberg as VP/Sales & Marketing for Arnsberg, a Trio Lighting Group Company that is part of a new joint venture of Trio-Leuchten of Arnsberg, Germany and the Eusterbrock family, formerly of Holtkoetter. The new company is based out of Los Angeles.
Trio Lighting Group has 25 years in the industry under the leadership of Bernd and Philipp Mueller. It has grown to become one of the largest European residential lighting companies with more than U.S. $100 million in annual sales.
Bentley — who brings more than 30 years of experience in the lighting and furniture industries to Arnsberg — will spearhead the sales and marketing efforts of the new company in North America.
“I am fortunate to have Vic on my team to lead the opening of the North American lighting market,” says Paul W. Eusterbrock, Generalbevollmaechtigter of Arnsberg. “His industry contacts and unparalleled understanding of the lighting market will be instrumental in the launch of our wonderful products to market.”
Bernd Mueller, owner of Trio-Leuchten and the Chairman of the Board for Arnsberg, notes, “We are very happy to have such a competent and well-respected person on our team.”
Adds Bentley, “I am looking forward to this new challenge and to work beside Paul, Bernd, and Philipp to make this a truly successful and unique venture.”
Arnsberg is organized by Paul W. Eusterbrock, a lighting industry veteran with more than 30 years of lighting experience in the U.S. and Canada. The company will bring German-designed and competitively manufactured lighting to the American and Canadian market under the Arnsberg brand beginning this summer. Next spring, it will introduce the Zeitlos brand of German-designed and German-manufactured lighting, most notably high quality lighting fixtures and lamps. According to the executives, the quality and design of the fixtures, plus on-trend styles and top notch customer service will be mainstays for Arnsberg in North America.