Lumileds names Jonathan Rich as CEO

Lumileds has announced the appointment of Jonathan Rich as Chief Executive Officer. Dr Rich succeeds Mark Adams, who is stepping down as CEO but remains an advisor to the company.

Jonathan Rich was formerly Chairman and CEO of Berry Global, a Fortune 500 materials and consumer packaging company, where he served from 2010 to 2018. Before that he had a management career primarily in speciality chemicals companies (his BS and PhD degrees are in chemistry). He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University Johnson School of Business since 2017

Dr Rich said he was looking forward to building on the company’s lighting technology foundations to increase the value Lumileds can deliver to customers. “The opportunity for lighting innovation to make a positive impact on safety and sustainability is tremendous.”

Lumileds chairman Rob Seminara paid tribute to his predecessor: “Mark Adams has made significant contributions to Lumileds during his tenure, leading the transition to an independent company and cultivating a culture of innovation and customer focus”.

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