Lutron appoints Pessina President

Jan. 6, 2012
Date Announced: 06 Jan 2012 Coopersburg, PA – Michael W. Pessina has been appointed President of energy-saving light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. In his 35-year career with Lutron, Pessina has acquired broad experience in the engineering, quality assurance and manufacturing areas. After being promoted through several management positions, he was appointed to senior vice president in 2000, to executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2002, and to President, Office of Product Development in 2009. Pessina is also a member of Lutron’s Executive Board and Lutron’s Advisory Council.A licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and certified senior quality engineer through the American Society of Quality, Pessina is a member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). He is also a member of the board of the Lehigh Valley Partnership. Pessina serves on the Board of Trustees of DeSales University and chairs their Audit Committee. He also is in the Association of Governing Boards of Universities. He holds a B.S.E.E from Lafayette College and an MBA from Lehigh University. About Lutron Electronics ( Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

Melissa Andresko Senior Residential Public Relations Manager Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. 610.282.6440

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