LED innovator Relume Technologies names industry veteran as new CEO

Dec. 16, 2010
Date Announced: 16 Dec 2010 Oxford, Mich. - Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has hired lighting industry veteran Crawford Lipsey to be Chief Executive Officer for the Oxford-based company. The appointment marks a new stage in the company’s growth, as it expands its product offering and grows its municipal and commercial client base.Lipsey is a 30-year veteran of the lighting industry and most recently served as part of the executive management team of Acuity Brands, Inc., a $1.6 billion manufacturer of multiple lighting and control brands representing the largest lighting company in North America. Lipsey was also President and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Acuity Brands Technology Services, an incubator for entrepreneurial activity for the Acuity Brands family. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.“We are extremely pleased to have a lighting industry veteran as accomplished as Crawford Lipsey join our team,” said Jeff Bocan, managing director of Beringea and Relume Technologies board director. “Over the last few years, Relume has developed a deep LED technology IP portfolio with a growing product offering in the fixture and controls markets. We believe that the combination of Relume’s leading edge LED technology plus Crawford’s proven leadership skills and lighting sector expertise puts the LED lighting market on notice that Relume intends to break out as a future market leader.”“I decided to join Relume Technologies because they are the definitive expert in LED life management technology,” remarked Lipsey. “They have proven designs, recognized by major LED chip manufacturers as capable of maximizing lumen output while dissipating heat like no other design. The result is LEDs which last their entire specified life, and even exceeding it. Nobody else does what Relume does. This technology gives me a unique opportunity to develop a portfolio of excellent LED product solutions, construct an effective LED solutions sales force, and develop the Relume brand as a leader in engineered LED solutions. That gets me excited!” About Relume TechnologiesRelume is a Michigan-based company with its production facilities located in Oxford, Mich. and sales outlets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Its products include street lights, parking structure and parking lot fixtures, street name lighting systems and innovative solutions for decorative area lights. Relume also manufactures lighting for commercial signs, bill board luminaires and specialized products for the military and government. Relume is an equal opportunity employer with ISO 9001-2008 certified production management systems. Relume is a member of the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association.For more information on the line of high brightness LED lighting solutions from Relume please call 248-969-3800 or email the company at [email protected].

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