GE Lighting forms new North America Professional Solutions organization
By Anthony Capkun
May 2, 2012 – GE Lighting is aligning its Lighting Solutions sales and applications solutions teams with its North America professional sales teams under a single structure and single leader.
“This change enables our business to move more quickly when making key strategic commercial decisions to support our customers with the best solutions for their applications and financial parameters,” said Maryrose Sylvester (photo), GE Lighting president and CEO. “We are becoming more streamlined with a vision to evolve to where we ultimately have one organizational point of contact for our customers.”
Jaime Irick, who has been leading GE Lighting Solutions (GE’s LED and lighting fixtures business) is now responsible for all sales activities of all lighting technologies in GE Lighting’s commercial and industrial product portfolio as general manager for the new organization named North America Professional Solutions.
Dan Jenkins will continue to lead GE Lighting’s professional sales team that will now be part of this single organization. He and his sales teams will report to Irick. Prior to this realignment, GE’s LED and non-LED sales organizations were separate functions.