Neall Digert was named Kingspan’s vice president of innovation and market development.

The vice president of Solatube International Inc., Neall Digert, is moving into a new role at Solatube’s parent company, Kingspan Light + Air North America (KLA). Digert was named Kingspan’s vice president of innovation and market development.

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.

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

KLA officials say Digert has pioneered innovative design and application tools to facilitate the successful integration of daylighting products into today’s commercial, educational and industrial buildings. They add that he will continue collaborating closely with the engineering and product development teams in this broader role to identify market opportunities.

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. He served as vice chairperson of the IES Daylighting Committee and as director of IES from 2011 to 2013.

He was also the vice chairperson for the NEMA Daylighting Management Council and chairperson for the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Tubular Daylighting Device Task Group.

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