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Ushio America, Necsel Merge

Photonics.com
Apr 2017
CYPRESS, Calif., April 19, 2017 — Lighting manufacturer Ushio America Inc. and laser solutions developer Necsel Intellectual Property Inc. have integrated the two companies to offer a full spectrum of light source solutions including lamps, LEDs, lasers, drivers, systems and services.

Ushio America will operate as a matrix organization composed of four individual business units: solid-state solutions, semiconductor and industrial solutions, specialty lighting solutions and general lighting solutions.

William F. Mackenzie, who most recently served at Necsel IP as founder, chairman, president and CEO, and later, as group executive officer of Ushio, will lead Ushio America as president and CEO. Shinji Kameda will serve as chief operating officer.

Mackenzie brings more than 30 years of international business experience in executive management, marketing, engineering and operations. In 1987, he began his career in engineering at Motorola Semiconductors in the U.K. He has served as CEO and in various executive management roles in both public and private companies ranging from small, innovative startups to Fortune 100 companies.

Kameda will support Mackenzie by running the four business units of the new matrix organization. Kameda has more than 25 years of experience with Ushio in the areas of sales and business development.


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