Stuart Bain is the CEO of Design LED Products Ltd, an innovative Scottish business that invents, patent protects and commercialises exciting LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology in the international lighting industry. At Design LED he has established a strong team and a state-of-the-art design, development and prototyping centre, supporting three outsourced manufacturing facilities in the UK and China. Volume products in the home sector commenced in 2017 and the company is now focussed on the automotive and built environment markets where Stuart has a particular interest in autonomous vehicle design and utilising the “ubiquity of light “as a carrier for multiple IoT applications.
In the past few years, Stuart has raised significant funding and investment from a variety of sources including seed funding from Angel syndicates and Corporate Venture capital from companies such as Siemens, OSRAM and most recently IKEA.
Prior to Design LED Stuart has held a variety of senior strategic and operational leadership positions helping grow Scottish businesses on an international stage in the printing, electronics and automotive industries. Stuart has lived and worked extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe the United States and China and is now based in Edinburgh.