Fluence Bioengineering hires David Cohen as new COO

Fluence Bioengineering hires David Cohen as new COO

Cohen was previously the CEO of Schréder Lighting U.S.A. and has also worked in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and China.

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August 16, 2018
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Fluence Bioengineering Inc. today announced David Cohen has joined Fluence as chief operating officer. Cohen will lead the Fluence Marketing, Sales and Operations teams, and he will focus on the creation and execution of the global growth strategy along with defining and executing the digitization strategy for Fluence.

“David will be an integral part of Fluence’s growth trajectory as the company expands to become the
global leader of the horticultural lighting industry,” said Nick Klase, CEO and co-founder, Fluence
Bioengineering. “David’s experience in directing high-growth products in the LED lighting industry will
ensure Fluence anticipates and addresses developing trends in food and cannabis production around the
world."

Cohen has extensive leadership experience in the lighting industry and has held roles as CEO, general
manager, COO, executive vice president and managing director while living in China, Italy, the
Netherlands and the U.K. His most recent position was general manager and CEO of Schréder Lighting
U.S.A. Prior to that position, David was the general manager of Future Electronics’ lighting business in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while based in London.

“The Fluence Bioengineering acquisition by Osram pairs best in class technology with a global lighting
leader. I am excited to be joining Fluence at this critical time to drive global expansion,” said David
Cohen, COO, “As Fluence refines its expertise in plant photobiology to address the escalating demand
for natural food."