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PhotonStar reshuffles board

The III-nitride LED manufacturer has appointed a senior executive who worked at GE Lighting

PhotonStar LED Group plc, a British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, has appointed Philip Marshall as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Philip Marshall

Marshall most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at GE Lighting EMEA, the $600 million turnover division of General Electric specialising in lighting solutions.

In this role, he led the infrastructure development across the entire region for GE's Lighting business, which included transitioning the business to an energy solutions provider, encompassing LED technologies.

Prior to this, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at GE Industrial (low voltage) Systems & Consumer Products EMEA, a division of GE integrating the GE Industrial Systems and GE Appliances & GE Lighting ("Consumer Products") groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Philip Marshall holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Thames Valley University, and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant

Also, PhotonStar’s Chief Financial Officer, Russell Banks, who joined the Group in April 2013, has been appointed to the board with immediate effect.

James McKenzie, Group Chief Executive, says, "We are very pleased to welcome Philip to the Board. He has a strong industry background and brings valuable experience in technology commercialisation and strategy at an exciting time for our business.”

PhotonStar comprises two divisions. The first is LED Lighting Fixtures which works with lighting designers, architects, house builders, facilities management companies and sustainability consultants to provide intelligent, high-end LED lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market. The second is LED Light Engines which provides LED lighting solutions for specialist applications such as film & television production lighting, UV curing and medical applications.

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