Leotek appoints new president

Feb. 9, 2012
Date Announced: 09 Feb 2012 Milpitas, CA – Leotek Electronics USA Corp., a global pioneer in LED technology since 1992, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Hwang, PhD as President, effective October 17, 2011. Dr. Hwang received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and began his professional experience at the Central Research of Dow Chemical, in the field of Advanced Ceramics. During his tenure at Dow Chemical, Dr. Hwang developed multiple new material patents that contributed to the commercialization. Dr. Hwang’s introduction to solid-state lighting technology began in 1995 with Highlight Optoelectronics Corporation, where he transferred his past material development background into technology for growing light-emitting diode (LED) epi materials. Dr. Hwang expanded his solid-state lighting expertise while employed by Harvartek Corporation, where he pioneered surface mount device (SMD) LED technology. With thirty-three years of engineering, operational and executive service within the chemical and LED industries, Dr. Hwang has gained extensive knowledge of semiconductor materials and LED lighting applications. Dr. Hwang joined Leotek in 2002 and has served the company by functioning in several capacities throughout his ten-year tenure. Dr. Hwang notes, “Leotek has long been a global leader in LED technology, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s future success, as we continue to develop innovative, next-generation solutions for LED lighting applications.”About LeotekLeotek Electronics USA Corp., located in Silicon Valley, California since 1997, is globally recognized as a pioneer in light-emitting diode (LED) technology. With millions of LED products installed throughout the United States, as well as on a global scale, Leotek offers a history of proven performance. We manufacture innovative LED lighting products for applications encompassing traffic and transit, street and area, commercial, and petroleum, convenience, grocery and retail stores.Leotek is committed to developing emerging solid-state technology that offers greater longevity and environmental viability than traditional lighting sources, while reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. Leotek, “The Leader in Electro-Optics Technology,” celebrating twenty-years, and continuing to lead the next generation with LED Green Technology. For more information, please visit www.leotek.com.

Tammy Clark Leotek Electronics USA Corp. 726 South Hillview Drive Milpitas, CA 95035 408-380-1788

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