Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda to Step Down

Cree, Inc. announced that Chairman, President and CEO Chuck Swoboda will step down from his executive positions and as a member of the Board of Directors following a transition period.  Mr. Swoboda intends to stay on until a successor is appointed, and thereafter will remain available as a consultant to the Company to ensure a seamless transition of leadership responsibilities.
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Seoul Semiconductor Appoints New CEO for Europe Operations

Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from Nov. 11, 2016.
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Littelfuse Appoints New CEO

Littelfuse  announced that Gordon Hunter, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Dave Heinzmann, Chief Operating Officer, will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at that time and will join the company’s board of directors, bringing the size of the board to eight members.
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Tridonic Appoints New CEO

With effect from  1 November 2016, Guido van Tartwijk has become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tridonic, a company belonging to the Zumtobel Group. He succeeds Alfred Felder, who has been appointed to the Group’s Management Board back in April this year. 
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Serenity LED Appoints New CEO

Serenity LED, a leader in the LED lighting industry, has announced that they have hired a new chief executive officer, Anthony Bianco. Bianco, the former president of Supreme Lobster & Seafood, has emerged from retirement to take over business development and day-to-day management of Serenity LED.
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SUSS MicroTec Supervisory Board Appoints New CEO

The Supervisory Board of SUSS MicroTec AG has appointed Dr. Franz Richter (61) as a new member of the management board of SUSS MicroTec AG. His contract will run for a period of three years. Richter accepted the appointment to the management board as of today and he will assume his position as new CEO on September 7, 2016. Richter on the one hand stands for continuity in the strategic orientation of the SUSS MicroTec Group and on the other hand for innovation and technological leadership.
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Exclusive Interview with WELLMAX CEO Yamin Wang at GILE 2016

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition has become a wide platform for global LED lighting companies to seek partnership and customers. In this year’s exhibition, it can be observed that a growing number of large LED lighting vendors who target foreign markets participated in the show, with WELLMAX being one of them. During the exhibition, LEDinside had the opportunity to interview with Mr. Yamin Wang, CEO of WELLMAX, about the current status and development strategies of the company.
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GTAT Appoints David Keck as CEO

GT Advanced Technologies,announced that Tom Gutierrez is retiring from the company and has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and as a director. The Board of Directors appointed David Keck, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Polysilicon and Photovoltaic business, as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
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Philips Appoints Andy Ho as CEO for Greater China

Royal Philips  announced the appointment of Andy Ho as Chief Executive Officer for Greater China per November 2, 2015, succeeding Patrick Kung, who will retire on December 31, 2015. To ensure a seamless transition, Mr. Ho will join Philips on August 3, 2015, as Executive Vice President, Royal Philips, reporting to Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Mr. Ho joins Philips from IBM Corp., where he has held a wide range of sales, technology and senior management roles across Greater China, Canada and the United States in a career spanning over 30 years. His latest roles at IBM were General Manager for Greater China North and, subsequently, General Manager Technology Partnership and Strategic Alliances for Greater China.
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TCP Stock Ratings Affected by Recent Litigation

Leading U.S. LED luminaire manufacturer TCP International’s (TCP) stock ratings have taken a blow following a complaint filed against the company and CEO by its general counsel Laura Hauser.
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TCP Investigates Recent Employee Claims

TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI) ("TCP" or "the Company") today issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit recently filed by its General Counsel: 
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TCP Employee Files Business Misconduct Complaint against Company CEO

A Technical Consumer Products, Inc (TCP) employee has filed a lawsuit against company CEO Ellis Yan for alleged business misconduct and aggressive behavior towards employees in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Ohio, U.S., according to several Cleveland media reports.
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Iluminage Beauty Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Iluminage Beauty, a company that manufactures LED light therapy devices for beauty and cosmetic applications, today announced the appointment of George Cleary as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
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NVC Lighting Appoints Wang Donglei as CEO

NVC Lighting, which has suspended trade on the Chinese bourse, recently appointed Wang Donglei as the company’s official CEO, according to a report by Chinese media Tencent.
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Rubicon Technology Appoints William Weissman President and CEO

Rubicon Technology announced that the Board of Directors has appointed William Weissman, 56, to the permanent position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weissman had served as Interim CEO and President since September 17, 2014, and as Chief Financial Officer of Rubicon since 2007. Mr. Weissman has also been appointed a member of the Board of Directors.
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Osram Appoints Olaf Berlien As New Chief Executive Officer

The supervisory board of OSRAM Licht has appointed Olaf Berlien as new chief executive officer (CEO). Berlien, 52, will take over his new function in January 2015. At the same time, Wolfgang Dehen will leave the company at his own request and by amicable agreement.
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GTAT CEO Sells out Huge Chunk of Shares Before iPhone 6 Debut

The CEO of Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technology, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, might have known financial doom was looming, according to a latest report from Wall Street Journal.
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Refond CEO Sheds 5 Million Company Stocks

Refond Optoelectronics recently announced its largest shareholder and company CEO Gong Weibin has sold out 5 million stocks, or about 2.29 percent of shares on Sept. 11, 2014, according to a Securities Times report.
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Lighting Science Appoints as New CEO

Intelligent lighting solutions company Lighting Science® announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Edward Bednarcik as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2014. Bednarcik, a talented executive with experience developing and commercializing technology across multiple industries globally, will lead the company as it continues to bring to market new innovative LED lighting solutions and expand its presence in the office, retail, education, health care, assisted living, agriculture, government, fitness, hospitality, infrastructure and residential market segments.
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LED Roadway Lighting Appoints Peter Conlon as New CEO

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. (LRL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Conlon as Chief Executive Officer. The announcement completes the transition of the Company’s founder Charles Cartmill, who will retain his majority ownership stake in the company and his position on the Board of Directors. “With the appointment of Mr. Conlon as CEO and the recent appointment of Denis Lavoie as Company President, I feel confident that the business is in excellent hands and feel comfortable in stepping back to enjoy my retirement from the day-to-day operations.”
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NVC Lighting Power Transition after Merge with ETI Gets Ugly

Latest developments in the aftermath of NVC Lighting’s merge with Elec-Tech Technology (ETI) has gotten fairly messy, according to several Chinese media reports.
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NVC Lighting Removes Wu Changjiang from CEO Role

The board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) announces that it has resolved to remove Mr Wu Changjiang (吳長江) from the office of chief executive officer of the Company, and to appoint Mr Wang Donglei (王冬雷) as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company. The Board has also resolved to remove Wu Changyong (吳長勇), Mu Yu (穆宇) and Wang Minghua (王明華) from their offices of Vice President of the Company, to requisition for an extraordinary general meeting of the Company (the “EGM”), and to propose an ordinary resolution at the EGM to remove Mr Wu Changjiang (吳長江) from the office of executive director of the Company.
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Osram Projects SSL Revenue Share to Exceed 50% by 2017

Osram’s latest 2013 financial report revealed LED sales had a 29 percent revenue share, however, the German company projected the figure will “exceed 50 percent” by 2017.
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Soraa Appoints Lighting Luminary Jeffery Parker As CEO

Soraa, manufacturer of GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that Jeffery (Jeff) Parker has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned lighting executive and innovator, Parker will leverage his keen business acumen, acquired expertise grooming companies to financial maturity, and his reputation as one of the industry's primary thought-leaders to propel Soraa forward on a trajectory of sustained growth and success.
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Nualight Designates Shaun Gray as Its New CEO

Recently, Nualight Group, appointed Shaun Gray as its new CEO, Retail technology and business services expert. With over 25 years' experience in senior business roles across global corporations and SMEs, Gray brings an established track-record working with new technologies and diverse business models in both established and emerging markets. Gray was CEO of Dione plc between 2002 and 2005, inheriting an insolvent mature business and turning it around in his first year to lay foundations for a high growth phase. In the two and a half years under Gray's stewards...
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The Board Appoints Danny Liao to Serve as CEO of New Business Development of Lite-On Group

Lite-On Technology announced on June 19 that the Board has approved to appoint Mr. Danny Liao, the CEO of Lite-On IT, to serve as CEO of New Business Development of Lite-On Group, mainly responsible for the Group's long-term growth strategy and new Non-PC business development, with the focus on LED lighting, Automotive Electronics and Biotech and Medical industries. In order to accelerate the integration of the group resources and transition, the new businesses will play a vital role in driving the company's further secular growth and profit, looki...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE