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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.

Vision

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

Mission

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

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.

Caroline Nordahl Wells

GM Americas

With more than 15 years of experience in the agriculture and horticulture industries, Caroline is widely credited for accelerating the widespread adoption of LED grow light technologies for commercial horticultural and scientific applications. As General Manager for Heliospectra in Americas, she works closely with Heliospectra's customers and is keen to bring the benefits of smart horticultural lighting to traditional greenhouse growers, vertical farms and emerging urban agriculture projects. Caroline co-founded LumiGrow before joining Heliospectra in 2015.

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.


Thorbjörn Leu

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

A Visionary intrapreneur with a good sense of sales and market trends; Thorbjörn possess a valuable 20 years of international experience and leadership within the Automotive IT, Telecommunications and Green Tech Industry. Notable in his skill in advanced sales processes on a global level, he has held leadership roles with businesses operating throughout the European Union, the United States and Asia. He has an impressive ability to scale sales and always leads his team in a dynamic manner due to his multicultural experiences. Before joining  Heliospectra, Thorbjörn served as Vice President, Sales and Business Development for the Americas at Parans Solar Lighting AB.
 

Peter Emanuelsson

Supply Chain Director

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 Nyberg

Head of Technology and Development

An expert at prioritizing company needs and developing policies that allow corporate technology to sustain itself, Peter has over 15 years of experience in system and software development. His burning desire and goal is creating great solutions, innovating and still robust in the long term in regards to business values, craftsmanship and excellence in the solution. His extensive success includes building, directing engineering and development teams across multiple industries including telecom, automotive and mobile app development for international markets. His education in the field of technology includes not only a M.Sc. in computer sciences but also numerous endorsements on Java enterprise solutions and Agile methodologies. His blueprint is “living on the edge, testing and evaluating new technology as ways of doing business.’’ Before joining Heliospectra he worked at Ericsson, Telia, Volvo Cars and the Adecco Group to name a few.

Magnus Svensson

Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned executive with more than 16 years of experience, Magnus has been driving teams through the development and implementation of Strategic financial procedures. Earning high endorsements for financial reporting, financial analyses, financial auditing and forecasting, he is capable of developing and establishing cooperate financial structures that are necessary for both existing and start up organizations. He has held senior positions at Lindex Group and Ernst & Young AB., which has given him keen analytical skills to utilize analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Magnus served as Finance Director at Car-O-Liner Group AB before joining Heliospectra.

Career

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. Read more about our Core Values.

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.