Kaj den Daas joins Lighting Science Group board
By Alyssa Dalton
May 25, 2012 – K.R. (Kaj) den Daas, former chair of Philips North America, will be joining Lighting Science Group‘s board of directors.
“I believe that Kaj’s wealth of industry knowledge and know-how will be vital as the Company continues to experience rapid growth and lead the global lighting technology sector,” said Jim Haworth, chair and CEO of Lighting Science Group.
From 1977 to 2010, den Daas served in various capacities with Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., including chair of Philips Lighting North America, CEO of BU Professional Luminaires North America, COO of BG Lamps and executive VP of Philips Lighting B.V., CEO of Philips’ Business Unit – Lamps for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Since 2010, he has been the owner of Dasio Consulting, a Netherlands-based consulting firm which provides strategic advice to an array of electrical industry clients in North America and Europe.
Den Daas is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America, and from 2008 to 2010 served as governor of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
“I am extremely proud and excited to join the board of this innovative company,” said den Daas. “Working with Lighting Science Group’s world-class management team and other board members we will continue to change the way the world uses and experiences light.”
Craig Cogut, founder and managing partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the majority shareholder in Lighting Science Group, added, “We are honored to have Kaj as a new board member and I believe that it is an endorsement of the Company’s very bright future.”