2 August 2023
Luminus’ CEO Dr Decai Sun retires
Luminus Devices Inc of Sunnyvale, CA, USA – which designs and makes LEDs and solid-state technology (SST) light sources for illumination markets – says that, after 11 years of service, chief executive officer Dr Decai Sun is retiring, and executive VP of marketing & sales Mark Pugh has taken over as CEO.
Sun started Lightera Corp in Silicon Valley in 2012 with funding from Sanan Opto. Lightera acquired Luminus in 2013, merging the two firms with Sun becoming CEO. Under his leadership, Luminus became a profitable LED component company, with a broad range of applications worldwide. He moved Luminus from Boston to Sunnyvale in 2014 and recently built the worldwide team to more than 200 employees.
Mark Pugh has been a pioneer in the optoelectronics industry for over 30 years, with leadership roles in business development, marketing and executive management. His career began with Hewlett Packard in the Optoelectronics Division, working with LEDs and infrared devices. This eventually led to an opportunity to represent HP in a new joint venture with Philips that later became Lumileds. In 2007, Pugh co-founded Xicato, with the goal to replace halogen lights with LED modules that had industry-leading quality-of-light and all the benefits of LEDs. In 2015, he joined Luminus Devices as executive VP of marketing & sales, and the company quickly tripled in sales and turned profitable.
“We will continue to further expand our broad product offering of photonics solutions as well as leverage our Sanan group relationship to grow our customer base in new markets with new and compelling semiconductor technologies,” says Pugh.