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Edison Awards 2015

Erik Wellen, OneMBA alumnus and partner at Parhelion, laser technology company, has received the Golden Award at this year’s Edison Awards, in New York. The award was given in recognition of Parhelion’s innovative laser-based light bulb.

Parhelion’s LDG (Laser Diffraction Grating) light bulb was named Gold Award Winner in the Health, Safety and Emergency Response category. The Awards recognize and honour innovation and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new products and services.

The light bulb, a continuous laser-based light with passive cooling, took three years to develop and is designed for navigating through smoke, light congested areas and turbid environments that obscure visibility.

‘Laser-twins’ Jim and Richard Redpath launched Parhelion in 2012, aiming to integrate laser technologies into everyday life. Erik Wellen from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) Global Executive OneMBA Class of 2005 is CCO and partner at the laser technology company. Wellen’s expertise as a serial entrepreneur, senior market maker and branding expert contribute to the new technology company’s revenue growth.

The OneMBA alumnus is a key part of the three-headed management team, as the three executives’ diversity and experience contribute to Parhelion’s global success.

Eric Wellen says: “Both my law degree and OneMBA degree from RSM have given me great and useful insights that I can apply on a daily basis when building new businesses or taking existing business into new geographical territories."


For more information about the OneMBA programme or to speak to Erik Wellen please contact Alexandra Dobocan at or call +44 (0)1582 790 709.

Note to the Editor:
The Global Executive OneMBA is the only Executive MBA programme designed with equal input from five premier business schools located in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Designed for senior executives and professionals, this prestigious 21-month programme offers you the opportunity to experience business through the lens of the world’s most important economic regions, making it unparalleled in its development of knowledge, leadership abilities, global networks and experience of international business where it happens, as it happens.

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