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Appointments | Feb 01, 2023
Alexander Everke Hands Over ams OSRAM CEO Position to Aldo Kamper
Alexander Everke Hands Over ams OSRAM CEO Position to Aldo Kamper ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces that Alexander Everke will step down as CEO of ams OSRAM after seven successful years at the helm of the company. He will be succeeded by Aldo Kamper whom the Supervisory Board of ams OSRAM has today appointed as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO. Aldo Kamper has been CEO of Leoni AG, Nuremberg, a global player in energy and data management solutions for the automotive industry, since 2018. Prior, Aldo Kamper spent over 15 years in different management positions with OSRAM, most recently as general manager of the business unit Opto Semiconductors, which recorded significant growth under his leadership. Read more »
LpS Digital Summit | 2022 | Keynotes | Panel Discussion | Awards | Dec 12, 2022
LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Awards
LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Awards This year's LpS Digital Summit under the motto of "Experience the Future of Light" took place on December 7th. The program consisted of keynotes from Ourania Georgoutsakou from LightingEurope, Aleksandar Nastov from Samsung , Dr. Rene Wegh from Signify, and Professor Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a panel discussion and the LpS Digital Awards ceremony. Siegfried Luger, Head of Luger Research e.U., hosted the event. Luger Research e.U. – Institute for Innovation – is the event organizer in collaboration with their publications LED professional, Trends in Lighting and the Global Lighting Directory. Read more »
Zhaga Awards | Awards | Dec 09, 2022
Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards Submission Date Extended
Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards Submission Date Extended The Zhaga Consortium launched the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards in mid-September to address the needs for innovative sensors of the many cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights. The awards encourage and recognize excellence in smart city sensors that can be installed on streetlights using the Zhaga Book 18 standard and are suitable for Zhaga-D4i certification. The submission date has now been extended. Sensor manufacturers, innovators as well as universities and students are encouraged to submit their applications by 3 March 2023. Read more »
Awards | People | Nov 30, 2022
The LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022 Winners Have Been Announced
The LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022 Winners Have Been Announced Zurich, Switzerland – The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting designers. The program celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications. Read more »
Appointments | Lumileds | Steve Barlow | Nov 02, 2022
Lumileds Successfully Completes Comprehensive Financial Restructuring and Announces Leadership Transition
Lumileds Successfully Completes Comprehensive Financial Restructuring and Announces Leadership Transition Lumileds Holding B.V. (“Lumileds” or the “Company”), a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11, having reduced its funded debt by approximately $1.4 billion. With the restructuring transaction completed, Lumileds will be owned by a new group of long-term institutional investors, including Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., Nut Tree Capital Management, L.P., and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Awards | Smart Lighting | Sep 13, 2022
DALI Lighting Awards 2022 Open for Entries
DALI Lighting Awards 2022 Open for Entries The DALI Alliance, the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces the call for entries for the DALI Lighting Awards 2022. With a closing date of December 2, 2022, the DALI Lighting Awards 2022 will highlight and recognize the best use of DALI control applications and solutions in lighting projects across the world. Read more »
Energy Focus | Appointments | Sep 13, 2022
Energy Focus Recruits Lesley Matt as CEO
Energy Focus Recruits Lesley Matt as CEO Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFOI), a leader in sustainable, energy-efficient LED lighting control systems and products for the commercial, military, maritime and consumer markets, today announced that Ms. Lesley Matt will join the company as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 12, 2022. Read more »
Lumenpulse | Appointments | Aug 13, 2022
Lumenpulse Brand Appoints Peter Timotheatos as President
Lumenpulse Brand Appoints Peter Timotheatos as President August 10th marks a very exciting milestone for Lumenpulse; they are pleased to announce the details of an internal reorganisation, with the appointment of Peter Timotheatos as President of Lumenpulse, effective immediately. He will continue to report to François-Xavier Souvay, Founder, President, and CEO of LMPG (formerly known as Lumenpulse Group). Read more »
Current | Appointments | Jul 27, 2022
Current Names Jason Scott Fokens as New VP, General Counsel
Current Names Jason Scott Fokens as New VP, General Counsel Current announced that Jason Scott Fokens has been named VP, General Counsel. Jason brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in legal, patent and intellectual property to this role. Most recently he served as Head of Legal and Assistant Corporate Secretary at GOJO Industries. Read more »
Nichia | Neozoon | Awards | Featured | Business | Jul 12, 2022
Neozoon Powered by Optisolis Wins Design Plus Award 2022
Neozoon Powered by Optisolis Wins Design Plus Award 2022 This year, Neozoon powered by Optisolis wins the Light + Building Design Plus Award in the “Exhibitors” category. Neozoon designed the mobile light according to the cradle-to-cradle principle and integrated NICHIA's Optisolis full-spectrum LEDs as the light source. Read more »
Lightfair 2022 | Awards | Business | Jun 22, 2022
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners LightFair has announced the winners of its 2022 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIAs) in 14 categories, along with four overall excellence distinctions: Most Innovative Product of the Year (MIFOR 70 Lighting System by Klus), Technical Innovation (TruBlu™ Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International), Design Excellence (Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting) and Judges’ Citation (CombiCable by Gripple) awards. The LightFair Conference and Trade Show runs through Thursday, June 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall. Read more »
microLEDs | LEDMAN | Lars Samuelson | Appointments | May 31, 2022
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology Lars Samuelson, professor of Lund University, LU and academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Swedish Academy of Engineering, accompanied by four others, visited Ledman Headquarters building. Martin Lee, Chairman and President of Ledman, Tu Menglong, Senior Director of Technology R&D Center and other leaders, on behalf of Ledman, extended a warm welcome to them, showing them around the exhibition hall of Ledman and holding cordial exchanges. Read more »
Appointments | Bridgelux | Mar 29, 2022
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities. Read more »
GE Current | Hubbell | Appointments | Feb 11, 2022
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership Current, the new company formed through the merger of GE Current, a Daintree company, and Hubbell® Incorporated’s commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting business, announced its new executive team for the combined company located across its offices in Greenville, SC, and Cleveland, OH. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Awards | Events | Feb 02, 2022
DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Winners Revealed
DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Winners Revealed The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has revealed the winners of its prestigious DALI Lighting Awards 2021. Recognizing the best use of DALI lighting control applications and solutions across the world, the standard of entries within each of the eight categories was exceptionally high. However, the international judging panel of lighting designers, lighting magazine editors, and representatives from global lighting organizations, eventually came to their decisions. Read more »
National Lighting Bureau | Appointments | Jan 19, 2022
National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members
National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government, announces the appointment of its new Board members. Read more »
NEMA | Annette Clayton | Appointments | Nov 11, 2021
Annette Clayton Re-Elected NEMA Board of Governors Chair
Annette Clayton Re-Elected NEMA Board of Governors Chair The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that Annette Clayton, Chief Executive Officer and President, Schneider Electric North America, was re-elected as Chair of the NEMA Board of Governors for 2022. Read more »
Walter Ziegler | Alurays | Personnel | Nov 02, 2021
Alurays Lighting Technology GmbH Mourns the Death of Walter Ziegler
Alurays Lighting Technology GmbH Mourns the Death of Walter Ziegler Last week, Dipl. Kfm. Walter Ziegler, managing director of Alurays lighting technology GmbH and the former manager of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG (Zumtobel Group) unexpectedly passed away. His sudden death leaves the shareholders and employees of the Alurays lighting technology GmbH deeply saddened. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Appointments | Oct 11, 2021
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer Fränz Ney has joined the DALI Alliance staff as a Technical Software Developer. His initial focus will be to develop DALI Alliance test sequences including the tests for DALI+ and DALI gateways. Other tasks will include analyzing test results and writing/maintaining technical guides. Read more »
EnOcean | Appointments | Aug 24, 2021
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider Raoul Wijgergangs was appointed EnOcean's new CEO, starting from 1 August 2021, succeeding co-founder Andreas Schneider. In this role, Wijgergangs will further expand EnOcean's position as a market leader in the field of battery-free radio technology and wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more »
Appointments | Trilux | Aug 13, 2021
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER Change of leadership at the top of TRILUX: Hubertus Volmert took over as Chairman of the Board of the Arnsberg-based luminaire manufacturer on 1 July 2021, replacing Michael Huber. “It’s good to know that the company’s fortunes will remain in the capable hands of an experienced company and market expert,” stated Michael Huber. The long-standing general representative will also continue to accompany the company in accordance with the shareholders’ resolution. From now on, he will focus on the active, strategic orientation and management of TRILUX as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more »
Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »
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