Electrical Business


Ruud Lighting appoints Christopher Ruud president

November 23, 2009 | By

Ruud Lighting, manufacturer of LED and conventional lighting, announced the promotion of Christopher Ruud to president, a role that his father, Alan Ruud, held since he founded the company in 1982. Alan will retain his role as chairman and CEO.

He states, “With Christopher running the day-to-day business and
growing our LED infrastructure, I can focus on our international
expansion and new product development.”

The company is transitioning from traditional lighting to an LED
platform, a move that Christopher can facilitate due to his experience
with the company’s BetaLED line of luminaires. Ruud acknowledges that he was instrumental in
building the infrastructure for the launch of the product line in 2007.

Christopher began working at Ruud Lighting in 1986 holding positions of
increasing responsibility from sweeping floors to manufacturing
assembly and eventually moving into administrative roles. Though he
left the company for a period, he returned in 1997 and was promoted to
manager of continuous improvement followed by a promotion to vice
president two years later. In 2004 Christopher was named executive vice
president and assumed responsibility for national accounts, sales and


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