London, UK—A manufacturer of lighting gels and photographic filters, Lee Filters appointed Tim Haskell as director of Sales. Haskell takes over from Ian Clark. Clark retired at the end of July 2020, after further developing and successfully leading the company’s global sales strategy. Haskell’s appointment is effective September 14, 2020.
Haskell has significant sales, business development as well as marketing experience in the imaging industry. He will lead the company’s sales and business development activities across the globe.
“Tim further reinforces our commitment to the growing needs of our global clients,” said Paul Mason, Lee Filters’ managing director. “He is a respected industry professional who brings valuable experience and expertise with retail, manufacturing and distribution in relevant industry as well as market sectors.
“His perspective will help us continue to deliver innovative products that respond to and anticipate our customers’ technical and artistic requirements. I am sure that Tim will continue the hard work and progress led by Ian to build upon our industry-leading position and develop deeper relationships and partnerships around the world.”
Haskell comes to Lee Filters with an established network and industry relationships from his previous senior-level sales roles. Prior to joining Lee, he worked at Rotolight, XP Distribution, Bowens and the Calumet Group. Based at Lee Filters UK in Andover, Hampshire, Haskell will travel globally to support the company’s valued clients.
“Lee Filters have always been the go-to lighting filter brand for my customers and my team since I started in professional photographic retail some years ago,” commented Haskell. “Lee is a trusted brand and dedicated partner in the industry. I’m thrilled to join this premium quality, innovative filter manufacturer. I’m looking forward to guiding and supporting the Lee team in delivering the highest-quality products and services to our customers.
“Moreover, I am particularly excited about the company’s recent launch of the new Lee85 camera filter system. It brings Lee’s world-class camera filter technology to users of smaller format mirrorless camera systems; it also reminds the industry of Lee’s proud tradition of ingenuity and artistry.”
Since 1967, Lee Filters has manufactured lighting gels and professional photographic filters; they are designed for the B2B entertainment and B2C photographic markets. Ongoing R&D and product testing have kept the company at the forefront of new technologies, adapting to the ever-changing needs of photographers, cinematographers and lighting designers.
In addition, Lee Filters is part of Panavision’s portfolio of brands, which includes Light Iron, Panalux, Direct Digital and Island Studios.