Lighting Science Group appoints James ‘Jim’ Haworth new chairman of the Board of Directors
By Alyssa Dalton
June 30, 2011 – Lighting Science Group has appointed its chief executive officer, James “Jim” Haworth, to its board of directors and serve as chairman of the board.
“Jim brings immense experience, insight and vision to the table, and that’s exactly what Lighting Science Group needs,” said Rich Weinberg, former chairman and current vice-Chairman and director of Lighting Science Group. “We have some of the most advanced and affordable LED lighting products on the market, but equally vital to our company’s assertion of leadership in the lighting technology sector is the collective expertise of our directors.”
“It’s an honor and privilege to join the Lighting Science board and to be appointed its chairman,” said Jim Haworth. “For years, high-output and low-cost LED lighting products have been just out of reach, but our world-class team of scientists, engineers and assemblers has revolutionized the science of light in America to produce lighting products that deliver on the promise of LED technology.
“Our LED products deliver substantial energy savings over traditional lighting options, and also offer unparalleled quality, performance and longevity,” he continued.
Prior to joining Lighting Science Group, Haworth served as vice-president of marketing and strategy with Philips Professional Luminaires North America.
For the past three years, Haworth was responsible for all upstream marketing functions of Philips’ lighting business and he employed his “unparalleled familiarity” with the LED landscape to manage Philips’ mergers and acquisitions activities, said the company. Prior to joining Philips, Haworth served as president and CEO of JJI Lighting Group, which he sold in 2006 to Genlyte Group, which was subsequently purchased by Philips in 2008.