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About Us

A sustainable solution for high-quality plant production

Founded more than 10 years ago by plant scientists and biologists with a vision to make commercial crop production more connected and resource-efficient, Heliospectra has become the industry’s most proven intelligent lighting solution for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments.

Today growers and commercial producers across six continents use our holistic and flexible solutions to consistently increase yields while producing crops that achieve quality appearance, superior nutritional or medicinal value and longer shelf life, harvest after harvest.

Our LED Grow Lights

At Heliospectra we develop LED grow lights in collaboration with commercial growers – for growers. All to make sure you get a product that works and the crop quality you strive for.

Automated Light Control

HelioCORE control software gives you the ability to automate light strategies to make sure you achieve the light intensity and quality your crops need across the entire grow cycle.

In-house Research

With more than 340 light strategy and spectra tests completed, our in-house Plant Lab offers our R&D department and customers a deep expertise in plant science research.

Manufactured in Sweden

Our solutions are manufactured in Sweden, backed by the highest quality LED technology and years of experience developing grow lights and control systems.


Empowering growers to consistently and sustainably produce crops of the highest quality.


We drive transformation of the horticulture community by expanding our market-leading solutions through innovation and collaboration.  

With a relentless focus on helping growers and their operation teams accelerate harvest cycles, increase yields and control consistency, we provide intelligent cultivation solutions and light control software to enhance business and crop performance for our customers and build long-term revenue for our owners. 

With an unrivaled passion for technology and plants and the relentless pursuit of innovation and quality, Heliospectra fosters a culture driven to help growers produce what’s best.

Core Values

Our values serve as a compass and define our culture. They help guide our actions and describe how we behave in the world - towards each other, our customers and our investors.

Meet Our Team

The Heliospectra team consists of people passionate to transform the horticulture market and find new sustainable solutions. Besides our experienced management team, our individuals are experts in a range of fields including biologists, plant researchers, software developers, technicians and lighting consultants.

Leadership Team

Ali Ahmadian

President and CEO

Ali combines his passion for people and technology with 20 years of international business leadership experience to his position at the helm of Heliospectra. Ali is globally recognized for his successful track record of developing new business and delivering profitable growth in a multitude of geographies. He has lived and worked in five different countries on three different continents over the course of his career. Highly skilled in integrating cultural and commercial experiences, he excels in establishing partnerships with different stakeholders and driving diverse teams to peak performance. Prior to joining Heliospectra, Ali was Vice President of Tetra Pak in Asia Pacific and served as a member of Tetra Pak’s global executive team.

Hans Naess


Hans has 30 years of experience working as Auditor, CFO and Finance Director with global, market-leading companies, including CMA-CGM, Zimmer Biomet, Global Blue, and PWC. Prior to Heliospectra, Hans served as Finance Director at Volvo Buses. Hans Naess joined Heliospectra in 2018 and holds 30 000 shares and 100 000 warrants.

Scott Thornton

Vice President of Sales & General Manager, North America

Scott Thornton has more than 20+ years of B2B commercial leadership experience both in North America and internationally. Prior to joining Heliospectra, Scott worked for PBC, a private label food broker in Canada, where he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was responsible for the company’s overall sales and broker network throughout North America. Prior to that Scott worked over 17 years with Tetra Pak, starting his career as a Business Development Manager and rising to Managing Director TP Canada and was part of the company’s Management team (2014-2018) before leaving the company in 2018. Scott graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and has numerous Leadership Certificates from IMD in Switzerland and Ashridge in the United Kingdom.

Hanna Rüdel

Vice President of Technical Services

Hanna’s entrepreneurial approach, drive and business-oriented mindset has led her to an extensive 18 years of experience in B2B development within the international food industry. She has earned a stellar reputation in selling new technology for food production globally and driving customer projects from idea concept development to implementation and start up in factory. She is very performance driven with a successful strategy of leading others based on trust, courage and constant exploration. Before joining Heliospectra, she held executive leadership positions with Micvac AB. Hanna Rüdel joined Heliospectra in 2018 and holds 35 000 warrants.

Peter Emanuelsson

Vice President of Supply Chain

With more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in International trade, project management, technical production management and B2B Sales; Peter’s proven expertise includes strategic purchasing and strategic sourcing. His strategies consistently reduce cost and increase the quality of materials and services provided while creating productive and enduring partnerships. Through his experience and education in multiple degrees from Chalmers University of Technology including a M.Sc. in Automation Engineering, he has become a highly skilled and successful professional with comprehensive experience coordinating global supply chain operations, inventories, materials, and procurement while ensuring compliance to regulations and guidelines. Peter has worked with a wide variety of multi-national companies including Stena Recycling AB and Ericsson before Heliospectra.
Peter joined Heliospectra in 2016 and holds 35 000 warrants.

Sarah Basiri

Vice President of Marketing

Sarah Basiri is a senior marketing executive with 12+ years of global experience across a diverse set of industry sectors. She has a successful track record developing creative solutions and multichannel marketing programs that deliver bottom line results. Prior to Heliospectra, Sarah was a Marketing Director at The Mezzanine Group, a B2B marketing agency, where she supported multi-national companies with their tactical and strategic global marketing plans. Prior to her time at the agency, she held senior leadership roles for prominent business organizations across North America. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from York University and currently resides in New York City.

Karin Dankis

Director of Product Management and Engineering

Karin Dankis works strategically on Heliospectra’s product portfolio and long-term product offerings. She holds an MSc in Automation and Mechatronics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg with focus on product development. Previous positions include Product Manager & Interim Marketing Manager at Heliospectra AB.
Karin joined Heliospectra in 2016 and holds 35 000 warrants.


Our Culture

We pride ourselves on a diverse environment built on candid communication and acceptance of contributions from everyone. We care about our customers and are dedicated to empowering them to produce what’s best – by delivering innovative solutions for consistent top-quality crops and agriculture.

We love what we do and so should you. We want people who will show up every day with the passion and persistence to create the most efficient and intelligent light sources for the plant science and horticulture communities.


Grow With Us!

Not only are we creating some of the most advanced technologies, but what we do matters!

LED lighting was established to increase the efficiencies of controlled environments and food production. This includes reducing energy costs, reducing production and plant waste, and producing highest quality crops that look better, taste better, and last longer.

Heliospectra provides an environment for personal and professional growth. We are an agile, fast growing company that is always interested in meeting those individuals who can contribute to our culture and improve our growth.

Do you think you have the passion to make a difference? If you do, we look forward to meeting you.