24 August 2010


Luminus hires Philips Lighting North America veteran as general manager, Global Commercial Markets

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which develops and manufactures large-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, says that Jim Hunter has joined it as VP & general manager, Global Commercial Markets, responsible for increasing the firm's presence in the general lighting, ultra-violet (UV) and display lighting markets. He joins from Philips Lighting North America, where he held several senior management positions in its lighting division.

“Jim brings a diverse and deep skill set to Luminus and we're excited he’s joined the company as we continue a record-setting year of growth,” says president & CEO Keith T.S. Ward. “Jim’s experience and success managing marketing within the lighting division of Philips’ North America is extremely important for Luminus as we continue to expand our portfolio of big-chip PhlatLight LEDs into tomorrow’s lighting applications.”

As VP of marketing for Philips Lighting and area marketing officer for Philips North America, Hunter managed a team of 70 split between channel marketing, marketing communications, market intelligence and pricing. Previously, he held several senior level marketing positions at Philips Lighting in both the USA and Canada.

“Luminus is developing the world's only big-chip LEDs and today work with many of the world's biggest names in the lighting and electronics industry,” comments Hunter, who aims to help Luminus penetrate new solid-state lighting markets.

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