Lightware Celebrates Opening of New Offices in France and Central Europe

Lightware’s latest regional hubs, led by experienced AV experts Dominique Bonneau and Piotr Dębski, will serve France, Central Europe and all overseas French territories

Budapest, Hungary, 21 February 2023 – Lightware Visual Engineering, a leading manufacturer of matrix switchers, signal extenders and accessories for the professional AV market, has announced the opening of its new French and CEU business hubs, covering countries such as France and the French overseas territories, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. 

In line with Lightware Visual Engineering’s wider corporate strategy to expand across Europe and further meet the needs of new and existing customers, Lightware France, located in 13 Avenue Morane Saulnier, in Vélizy-Villacoublay, right outside Paris, will be a meeting point for partners, consultants and end users, with plans to incorporate in the next couple of months a User Experience Center room and a training room fully equipped with Lightware products and solutions.

The CEU office, located in Warsaw, Poland, will serve the professional AV audiences of the Central European region, increasing the brand awareness and familiarising the Central European AV industry with Lightware’s technologies and products, offering a demo room for local training and technical support.  

Leading these important geographic expansions and also point of contact for French and CEU markets are Dominique Bonneau, Country Manager of France, and Piotr Dębski, Regional Director, respectively. 

Dominique is a highly experienced and respected team leader, and he joins from Kramer Electronics where he spent 15 years. He previously enjoyed extensive sales and senior management roles at Fnac Video Enterprise. Piotr has been working in the industry for more than 25 years, and he was the Regional Manager for the Central European region at Kramer Electronics for 16 years.

Bonneau explains: “Leading Lightware’s new office will be an exciting opportunity to expose Lightware’s market leading technology to new partners, influential consultants, integrators and new end users, keeping efficiency and professionalism as our main differentiators.” 

In the CEU region, Piotr will dedicate his efforts to introduce the values of the company and the difference Lightware can bring into any AV operation. “I am more than happy to extend and strengthen the brand in the Central European market. I will do my utmost to build an intense presence here, and with my experience I will develop the new Lightware CEU branch very quickly and position it accordingly in the market,” explains Piotr. 

Tamás Rapcsák, Global Sales Director at Lightware Visual Engineering says, “I am honoured to welcome Dominique and Piotr to our team. Their proven commercial and technical skills are a guarantee that our customers and those who do not know us in France and Central Europe are going to be in great hands. Lightware’s presence in the EMEA region and beyond will be enhanced by our strategic move to grow the company in France and building our direct presence in the CEU market, especially in Warsaw, a city that means a lot to us, both culturally and historically.”

About Lightware Visual Engineering

Lightware Visual Engineering is a high-fidelity signal management specialist in the design, manufacture, and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of matrix switchers, extenders, and AV-over-IP systems. Lightware’s devices are powering a wide range of AV projects from large-scale live events to collaboration spaces to mission-critical operations across four continents and the company proudly serves the global AV community for 25 years

Lightware Visual Engineering celebrates a quarter of a century in the business, operating in over 30 countries with a workforce upwards of 350 people. Providing solutions for a wide-range of verticals – including Corporate, Education, Gaming, Defence, Intelligence, Medical, Entertainment and Rental & Staging – the future focus is on Lightware’s customer needs to deliver viable solutions above expectations, with an uncompromising level of customer service and support.

For more information about Lightware Visual Engineering, please visit 


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