Toshiba bolsters LED team with U.S. lighting executives

Toshiba International Corp., which recently discontinued its production of standard incandescent lamps to focus on LEDs and other solid-state lighting products, has assembled team of U.S. lighting veterans to lead its LED Lighting Systems Division.

Ken Honeycutt, is now senior V.P. of Toshiba International Corp. and chief venture executive for Toshiba. He spent most of his lighting career with Acuity Brands Lighting, where he rose to the position of CEO. Also on the Toshiba LED Lighting Systems Division's senior management team are Mark Altomare, V.P. of business development, who was regional V.P. of sales at Hubbell Lighting and a divisional V.P. at Hagemeyer North America; Peter DallePezze, V.P. of marketing and product development, who had with lighting experience at Holophane Corp.; and Jim McKenzie, acting director of operations, who had previous lighting experience with Lighting Science Group and Acuity Brands Specialty Products. Also on this management team is Keisuke Ono, technology executive officer, and a 20-year Toshiba veteran.

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