Philips Announces Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas
Editor’s Note: This story was first reported on EdisonReport on 16 DEC 2014.
Royal Philips announced today it has appointed Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas, reinforcing its commitment to connected lighting and systems and services as the next evolution in LED technology. In this role, she will be responsible for driving Philips’ market share in the region across all businesses, including Lamps, Consumer Luminaires and Professional Luminaires, with a specific focus on driving solution sales for the company.
Huntington joined the company in Amsterdam as CEO of Professional Lighting Solutions (PLS) in April 2013. She successfully led the PLS business, improving both its profitability and growth profile with a focus on Systems and Services, making her the ideal candidate to take over the helm of the Americas, a key market for the company.
“Amy has extensive global business experience and a successful track record working across functions and businesses to drive strategic and transformational initiatives, which is evident in the significant impact she has had on PLS in the short time she has led the business,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting. “I am confident that her knowledge of the Americas lighting market, leadership skills and ability to deliver on what our partners and customers need, will have a significant impact on that business as well.”
Prior to joining Philips, Huntington held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Schneider Electric North America. In this role, she managed the consolidated P&L for the region, including direct accountability for Schneider Electric’s presence and performance in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Before this appointment, Huntington was Chief Executive Officer for Schneider Electric’s subsidiary, Juno Lighting Group, and held multiple other senior positions at Schneider Electric throughout her 22-year career with the company.
“Running a global luminaires business has given me great perspective into how our innovations resonate with customers to deliver new levels of business value, as we unlock the huge potential of LED lighting and the new world of connected lighting systems,” said Amy Huntington, President of Philips Lighting Americas. “I look forward to working with our teams and partners to leverage the full breadth and depth of our solutions to enable our customers to realize the promise and potential of digital light.” ”
Huntington is a U.S. Citizen who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management / Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management, both from Purdue University in the USA.