CLEVELAND, Jan. 18, 2010— GE Lighting, a unit of GE Appliances & Lighting, has established GE Lighting Solutions to better serve its customers and enable profitable growth. The new venture combines its light-emitting diode (LED) systems operation, Lumination, based at the company’s world headquarters in Cleveland, and its commercial and industrial fixture group, GE Lighting Systems in Hendersonville, N.C.
“The value of energy-efficient lighting solutions has never been more apparent to businesses and consumers,” said Michael B. Petras Jr., president and CEO of GE Lighting. “We’re building on the investment GE has made in our business and the reshaping that’s been underway for a period of years.”
David Elien, previously the president and CEO of Lumination, will now serves as president and CEO of the newly formed company, while Paul Morse, formerly president of GE Lighting Systems, will lead the commercial efforts as vice president of sales and as Hendersonville site leader.
“The value of energy-efficient lighting solutions has never been more apparent to businesses and consumers,” said Petras. “Through GE Lighting and our new GE Lighting Solutions unit, we’ll continue to provide innovative GE-quality solutions for customers who want to optimize energy efficiency and pursue energy cost savings, while having less of an impact on the environment.”
The full integration of the businesses will be completed in the first half of 2010.
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