Foreverlamp Appoints New President and COO

Foreverlamp, a privately held company founded by Peter Shen, former president of Philips Lighting and Electronics Group, announced a new President and a slate of Executive officers. The changes are designed to allow the company’s leadership team to maximize time and attention to focus on seizing additional new growth opportunities and initiatives for LED lighting.  
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Philips Appoints New Chief of Operations

Royal Philips announced the appointment of Sophie Bechu as Chief of Operations and Executive Vice President. Sophie Bechu, who joins Philips as of September 1, 2016 from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), becomes a member of Philips’ Executive Committee and reports directly to Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Sophie Bechu succeeds Pasquale Abruzzese, who left Philips in May of this year for personal reasons.
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Acolyte LED Assigns Scott Vontobel as COO for All Global Operations

In an effort to unify all of the offices and employees around the world, Acolyte LED announces the promotion of Scott Vontobel to Chief Operating Officer of the company effective January 1, 2016. Scott will now be in charge of all global operations of Acolyte Worldwide, United States, Acolyte Asia (China and Hong Kong), Dubai, Australia and New Zealand.
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Rubicon Technology Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, announced the appointment of Hany Tamim as Chief Operating Officer. Tamim will have responsibility for all global manufacturing operations of Rubicon Technology. Tamim will be based in Malaysia and report to the CEO, Bill Weissman. The COO role is a consolidation of two senior management positions and will provide the Company with greater coordination of manufacturing operations at a lower cost.
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LED Source Appoints New COO

LED Source, a franchisor of LED lighting products, announces the introduction of new Chief Operating Officer Sanford (Sandy) Lechner, CFE. Bringing years of experience working within the franchise community, Lechner is joining the company recently named on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies, its fourth consecutive year on the list.
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Lighting Science Appoints New COO

Intelligent LED lighting company Lighting Science Group Corporation announced today that Wayne Nesbit has been appointed Chief Operations Officer. Nesbit brings his proven global experience in manufacturing operations to lead the company’s expansion of its domestic and international manufacturing capabilities. Their state-of-the-art LED product assortment ranges from commercial and retail applications, to biologically correct lighting for home and work, as well as those that accelerate the growth of plants.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE