Erol Kirilmaz now heads worldwide sales at Osram General Lighting
By Anthony Capkun
July 19, 2012 – Erol Kirilmaz has taken charge of worldwide sales for Osram’s largest business unit, General Lighting. In his last post, Kirilmaz was responsible for Osram business in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
“In Erol Kirilmaz, we have gained an absolute professional with many years of experience in international sales, particularly in very fast-growing developing countries around the world,” said Klaus-Günter Vennemann, CEO of Osram’s General Lighting business unit. Kirilmaz succeeds Alfred Felder, who will be taking up new challenges outside of the company.
In the last 20-odd years, Erol has performed various functions, mainly in connection with sales; first at Siemens, then at Osram. Osram AG’s General Lighting business unit was formed when the Professional and the Consumer Lighting divisions were combined last year. With over 26,000 employees, General Lighting is the largest business unit within Osram. Its portfolio ranges from lamps and luminaires to complex light control systems.