Lighting Science appoints Sethre president, Mortensen as EVP
By Anthony Capkun
May 16, 2014 – Lighting Science—a player in LED lighting solutions—appointed Jennifer Sethre (photo) as president and Randy Mortensen as executive vice-president of sales and business development. Both will be based at the company’s headquarters in Satellite Beach, Fla.
Prior to joining Lighting Science, Sethre founded Lumena SSL Inc., a provider of commercial LED lighting products, where she oversaw strategic planning, R&D, product design, manufacturing, and marketing and sales. According to Lighting Science, Sethre has “extensive sales and marketing relationships” with retailers such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, Costco and The Home Depot.
“[Jennifer’s] comprehensive background in international manufacturing, sales and operations will lead the company in creating expanded product manufacturing capacity, and bring technologically advanced lighting solutions to our customers and channel partners,” said Craig Cogut, board chair.
Randy possesses 30 years of experience in sales and management. Most recently, he spent the last eight years as president of World Wide Village, a non-profit organization providing clean water, education, sanitation, healthcare and job creation to communities in Haiti, the Bahamas, India, Zimbabwe and Liberia.
“Randy is a world-class talent whose ability to connect and build relationships will greatly serve the Lighting Science team,” said Cogut.