Top LED Operations Executive to Lead Expansion of Domestic and International LED Manufacturing Capabilities
MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 8, 2014– Intelligent LED lighting company Lighting Science Group Corporation announced today that Wayne Nesbit has been appointed Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Nesbit brings his proven global experience in manufacturing operations to lead the company’s expansion of its domestic and international manufacturing capabilities. Their state-of-the-art LED product assortment ranges from commercial and retail applications, to biologically correct lighting for home and work, as well as those that accelerate the growth of plants.
“Through the course of his career, Wayne has demonstrated his ability to lead and expand the manufacturing operations of large, multinational, technology-focused companies, and has specific experience in the LED space,” said Ed Bednarcik, Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science. “Bringing Wayne to the Lighting Science team is one of my first actions as CEO, and we are looking forward to his leadership as we build out and expand our domestic and international manufacturing capabilities in order to bring our LED lighting solutions to market as efficiently as possible, while maintaining our strict quality standards.”
Mr. Nesbit joins Lighting Science from Cree, a multinational LED and semiconductor developer and manufacturer, where he most recently served as Vice President, Global Operations, managing worldwide operations for the company’s LED and lighting divisions. Prior to his time at Cree, Mr. Nesbit was the Senior Vice President of Operations from 2001 until 2008 at Mindspeed Technologies, a company focused on the design, development and sale of semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure markets. From 1984 until 2001, Mr. Nesbit was with Motorola in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President and Director, Worldwide External Technology, where he was responsible for Motorola Semiconductor foundry and joint partnership activity worldwide.
“I am delighted for this opportunity to join Lighting Science at this exciting time in the company’s growth,” said Mr. Nesbit. “Now that Lighting Science possesses domestic and international sourcing capabilities, we are well positioned to expand rapidly to meet the growing demand for advanced lighting technology, especially among commercial and municipal users.”
About Lighting Science Group Corporation
Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in state of the art LED lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market the most advanced, intelligent and innovative LED products for both consumer, professional and retail applications. By inventing breakthrough, award-winning, LED lamps and lighting fixtures that truly work in sync with nature, we follow one of our core values by being committed to UNLEASHING THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT TO MAKE PEOPLE, AND OUR PLANET LOOK, FEEL AND HEAL BETTER. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Melbourne, FL, with a global offices located in Hong Kong, China. Find out more at www.lsgc.com or www.definitydigital.com and join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.