Luminus Appoints Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing
a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, announced today the appointment of Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing. Mark brings tremendous solid state lighting (SSL) experience to the company adding new depth and market knowledge to the Luminus executive management team.
Before joining Luminus, Mark co-founded Xicato in July 2007 and was instrumental in creating the “LED Module” category for the SSL industry. Over the last 7 years at Xicato, he developed the product and business strategy establishing Xicato’s dominant position in the critical lighting designer and specification market. Prior to Xicato, Mark was a member of the Lumileds joint venture (JV) between Hewlett Packard and Philips. Mark was based in the Netherlands and was responsible for manufacturing and marketing. He successfully established and cultivated numerous global partnerships, channels and developed new markets. Mark later became the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Marketing as the JV expanded in 1999 starting new businesses for Lumileds such as LED backlighting for televisions and displays.
“We are delighted to have Mark join our executive team,” said Dr. Decai Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Luminus. “It is a testament to the expansion of our intellectual property portfolio and growing market traction that we can continue to attract top industry leaders such as Mark to join the team and help fulfill our vision.”
“Luminus offers the market a never before seen portfolio of solutions aimed at multiple market segments, said Mark Pugh. “From high volume consumer and commercial applications like retrofit lamps and general illumination fixtures to high value specialty lighting applications in medical, entertainment and projection displays. Luminus is poised to become the market leader in high quality LED light sources. I am honored to be joining this organization to help build upon and accelerate its success. It is an exciting time in the history of Luminus.”