Next Lighting appoints Thomas Katona, Ph.D. as vice president of products

May 9, 2012
Date Announced: 09 May 2012 San Francisco - Next Lighting Corp., a leading developer of LED-based linear lighting products, announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Katona as Vice President of Products. He will have responsibility for all aspects of product marketing and engineering. Katona joins Next Lighting after previously working with Soraa Inc., serving in various management roles in engineering, marketing and business development since 2009. He has been working with LEDs for over 13 years, having received a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a renowned center for solid-state lighting research. “Tom brings a breadth of experience that bridges across both the traditional LED and lighting industries. This breadth is essential in developing innovative products that provide unique value during this time of transition in the lighting industry,” said Randall Sosnick, Chief Executive Officer. “We are very excited to add him to our core team that continues to develop exciting linear LED lighting solutions.” About NEXT LightingNEXT Lighting was founded in 2009 with a vision to develop environmentally friendly solid-state lighting solutions that provide value not achieved with traditional fluorescent lamps. The company will be unveiling its breakthrough NEXTLamp™ this week at LIGHTFAIR 2012. To learn more about NEXT Lighting™ products, visit or e-mail [email protected]. NEXT Lighting, NEXTLamp and the NEXT Lighting logo are trademarks of NEXT Lighting Corp.

Rob Leonard Product Marketing Director

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