New Management at MK Illumination Switzerland


MK Illumination AG
Simone Arnheiter, Managing Director,
Hertistrasse 2/Pavillon, 8304 Wallisellen,
Tel. +41 44 818 74 00
Mobile +41 79 432 61 16

Wallisellen, Switzerland, July 2014: Simone Arnheiter has been appointed the new
Managing Director of MK Illumination Switzerland, a subsidiary of Europe’s leading
provider of festive decorative lighting products and complete lighting solutions. Before
joining MK Illumination, the 41-year-old professional business expert worked in leadership
roles for 12 years.

“A key focus for me is to build a personal and cooperative relationship with wholesalers as
well as with shopping centres, cities and communities. It is important that MK Illumination
Switzerland continues to be perceived as a reliable and service-oriented provider of premium
light products and complete solutions of lighting concepts of any scale and size”, says
Salzburg born Simone Arnheiter about her objectives for MK Illumination Switzerland.
Arnheiter gained the necessary educational foundation from her business studies course at
the University of Innsbruck/Austria, the Business School of Copenhagen and at the Bremerton
High School in Washington/USA.

Her 12 years of working abroad provided Arnheiter with expertise in international business management and team leadership. Before joining MK Illumination Switzerland, she spent seven years in Doha, Qatar. There she held the position of Marketing and Corporate Communications Director, initially working for “German Railway Consulting“ and then for“Stenden University Qatar”. Arnheiter takes over from Kenan Altindag, who left to pursue new professional challenges.

Local business, global expertise: MK Illumination Switzerland
Since its foundation in 2002, MK Illumination Switzerland has implemented numerous decorative lighting projects. These include the iconic “lighthouse project” in Sihlcity Shopping Centre, the unique sun motifs in the alleys of St. Moritz and the outstanding illuminations at Zurich Airport. All MK’s light displays are based on high quality light products with only patented LEDs, that stand out for their minimal loss of luminosity, ever used in the displays. For this reason, many Swiss wholesalers have been buying products from MK Illumination for a number of years. With its 28 subsidiaries and distributors, the geographical spread of MK Illumination Handels GmbH covers almost the whole globe. A strong philosophy lies behind this strategy: proximity to customers. These not only benefit from the expertise of a globally operating company, but also from the sensitivity of the local branch towards local cultures and conditions.