Lighting Science Group hires Ted Russ
Satellite Beach, Florida, -– Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSGC.PK), a leading American maker of LED-based lighting, has hired Ted Russ to serve as its general manager for the company’s North American illumination business. Russ will play an integral role in leading the company’s expanding business operations for innovative lighting in public infrastructure, commercial and consumer products.
Before joining Lighting Science Group, Russ was the Chief Operations Officer for StreetSmart Technology, a parking management technology company. While at StreetSmart, Russ’ efforts included leading the development and execution of a successful new product and services strategy as well as the standardization, training and management of the company’s sales program. He also served as the Vice President and General Manager for Acuity Brands’ ROAM initiative, a remote asset management services company focused on street and area lighting. Russ went to Acuity Brands through the acquisition of Guardian Networks, a company he founded and led as Chief Executive Officer. At Guardian Networks Ted led his organization through the multi year cycle of idea conception, strategic planning, business start-up, and execution.
Zach Gibler, Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science Group said, “Ted Russ has an extensive leadership background as both a business executive and former military officer. He has led technology organizations in many industries including lighting, automotive and remote asset management—I am confident that he will be a major asset to the company as it expands its North American operations.”
Ted earned an MBA from Emory University, where he concentrated in Strategic Management. Ted served as an officer and pilot in the US Army and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. LSG offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. LSG is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; LSG’s European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, LSG has sales offices in Tokyo, Japan, Buckinghamshire, England and Sydney, Australia. More information about LSG is available at www.lsgc.com.
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