Cree Appoints President Of Lighting
Daniel Castillo joins from Eaton Corporation to help scale lighting business
US LED company Cree has appointed Daniel Castillo as president, Lighting, effective November 7th 2016.
Castillo joins Cree from Eaton Corporation, where he was most recently senior VP, oil, gas and IEC Assemblies. Prior to Eaton, Castillo held leadership roles in lighting and other electrical product areas at both Cooper Industries and General Electric.
"We have made tremendous progress over the past several years building a successful LED lighting business," said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO. "The addition of Danny Castillo to the leadership team brings valuable industry expertise and proven business leadership to Cree as we scale the business to the next level."
"I am truly excited to join Cree at this stage in its evolution," said Danny Castillo. "The opportunity to work with a proven leader in LED innovation in the still early stages of LED lighting adoption is compelling. I look forward to working with the Cree Lighting team to deliver operational excellence and enhanced customer value across the business."
Castillo brings to Cree 25 years of experience with multinational industrial companies. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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