Lumileds Named A New CEO, Who Has Worked At Big Companies Like GE

- Mar 01, 2019-

Yesterday (March 28), Lumileds announced the appointment of Jonathan Rich as CEO.

He previously served as chairman and CEO of Berry Global, Inc., a specialty materials and consumer products packaging company, from 2010 to 2018.

Prior to assuming the role of chairman and CEO at Berry Global inc. he was President and CEO at Momentive inc. in the United States.

Prior to that, he served with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, first as President of its global chemicals business and then as President of Goodyear's north American Tire division.

He also started at general electric, first as a research scientist at GE's global research institute and then in a series of management positions at GE plastics.

"I am excited to join mileds and look forward to building on our differentiated lighting technology to add value to our customers across a range of industries," Jonathan Rich said. "the opportunities for lighting innovation to have a positive impact on safety and sustainable development are enormous."

Mark Adams is stepping down as CEO and board member but will remain an adviser to the company.

Apollo Global Management (Apollo Global Management), a senior partner and chairman of the board of trustees Lumileds Rob Seminara said, "Mark Adams, during the term of his or her office made a significant contribution to Lumileds, led to the transition of independent company, Lumileds cultivating innovation and take the customer as the center of culture", "on behalf of the board of directors of Lumileds thank him do service for the company, and wish him every success in future career.

We are excited to join Jon Lumileds to drive the next stage of innovation and development, and we look forward to working with him again."

Mark Adams said: "leading Lumileds' transition to independent companies has been a great experience in delivering lighting solutions that truly make a positive difference in the world.

I would like to thank the Lumileds staff and Apollo team for their support, and wish the company even greater success in the future.