Lighting Science Group has announced to appoint Steve Marton as its interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of CEO and Chairman James Haworth on May 18, 2012.
The Board also announced that it has retained an executive search firm to help identify and secure a permanent CEO.
Mr. Marton has served as a Senior Operating Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. since April 2008 and has been actively involved in Lighting Science Group’s operations, in a consulting capacity, since February 2012. He has spent over 20 years in general management, new product development and brand leadership in the consumer packaged goods and pet care industries.
Prior to joining Pegasus, from 2004 to 2008, Mr. Marton served as Group President of the Office Products Division of Newell Rubbermaid, and earlier served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. He is currently Chairman of Halo, Purely for Pets as well as a board member of iGPS, Hain Pure Protein Corporation and PetSmart Charities. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.