FREE subscription
Subscribe for free to receive each issue of Semiconductor Today magazine and weekly news brief.



27 May 2009


Luminus appoints president & CEO

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which manufactures solid-state light sources for illumination applications (including high-definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, and lighting systems) based on its PhlatLight ( Photonic Lattice) LEDs, has appointed Keith T.S. Ward as president, CEO and member of its board of directors. Udi Meirav, CEO since 2003, becomes executive vice-chairman of the board.

“Keith brings to Luminus an extensive background in general lighting as well as executive leadership experience,” says chairman Dennis Costello. “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 & chief operating officer of EYE Lighting International of North America, which he led to profitability and growth as well as expanded market share. Previously, he was general manager of General Electric Company, responsible for developing global synergy in specialty lighting products serving niche segments. Earlier positions include managing director GE Lighting of India. Ward received an M.B.A. from John Carroll University of Cleveland, OH and a B.S.B.A. from Clarion University of Clarion, PA.

“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.”

Search: Luminus White LEDs