I am Robert Helineva, (USA) I am the owner/operator of New Ark Lighting Oy - an import company specializing in lighting products since 2013.
I have a university degree from Oakland University I was active within the theatre department and specialized in theatrical production, lighting and sound. Previous to that, I was active with Wayne State theatre in Detroit and the Bonstelle theatre.
Even during High School I was involved with television and radio production at WLSD channel 35 in Lansing, Michigan.
We did live radio and television broadcasts and filmed public interest newscasts and sporting events among other topics.
I always enjoyed being a part of a team with the goal of the bigger picture.
Being surrounded with other artistically gifted persons was/is something special and enriching. I immigrated to Finland in 1990. I met my wife in Michigan and I chose to follow her and build a 'new life' and adventure in Finland.
I was fortunate to get a good start in Finland, considering I couldn't speak the language, didn't understand the norms here, and, being far from from home. I was employed at Machinery Oy an import company with a long storied history. Personally, it was an important 7 years in terms of my life in Finland. I learned the language (still learning) gained experience in Finnish lifestyle, and norms. Soon thereafter, our family included two boys which made me 'dig in' further and build my life in Finland.
In 2005 I was employed at Pejan Oy (today IGuzzini Finland). This was a nice experience and important to me this experience tied me back to my educational background and interests. I did various tasks, warehouse, deliveries, demo events, lighting sales and more. I was trained further at IGuzzini courses and seminars in Italy and Finland. At this time 2009, LED lighting was just beginning as we know it today. These advances in LED technology revolutionized the industry to where we are today.
In 2013 I started my own mini micro sized lighting business. New Ark Lighting Oy had its humble beginnings working from my home. I have maintained a footing and have had co- operation with companies big and small. I have realized projects for corporate customers, and also private homes and all sizes in between.
Today I am co operating with Esse-Ci Lighting, specializing in architectural lighting. PAN International, a budget orientated lighting company with a variety of decorative and architectural products. Studio Italia Design, with a long tradition in glass and metal treatments with timeless design. Also, many other smaller lighting brands based on customer requests or new technologies and products. I am optimistic about the future and where the future of New Ark Lighting takes me.
In my spare time activities include, I enjoy travel, active in sports, and active in my local church
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