Billerica, Massachusetts, May 26, 2009―Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight LEDs, today announced the appointment of Keith T.S. Ward as its President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.
“Keith brings to Luminus an extensive background in general lighting as well as executive leadership experience,” said Dennis Costello, Chairman of the Board for Luminus Devices. “As a proven leader who is well-respected throughout the lighting industry, we are confident Keith’s distinguished career and accomplishments will be an invaluable asset to Luminus.”
Prior to joining Luminus Devices, Ward was President and Chief Operating Officer of EYE Lighting International of North America, where he led the company to profitability and growth as well as expanded market share. Before EYE Lighting, Ward served as General Manager of General Electric Company where he was responsible for developing global synergy in specialty lighting products serving niche segments. His previous positions include Managing Director, GE Lighting of India, Automotive Product General Manager of Quartz and Entertainment Product Manager. Ward received an M.B.A. from John Carroll University of Cleveland, Ohio and a B.S.B.A. from Clarion University of Clarion, Pennsylvania.
Udi Meirav, who has served Luminus Devices as CEO since 2003, is being appointed to Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“The position of President and CEO of Luminus Devices is a tremendous opportunity to lead an innovative company with a very exciting future,” said Mr. Ward. “I look forward to advancing PhlatLight LEDs into the lighting market as we extend our corporate momentum and lead Luminus to the next phase of growth.”
About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources – PhlatLight® LEDs - for a variety of lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com. PhlatLight is a registered trademark of Luminus Devices.
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