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Lunera taps Owyeung as CEO

Oct. 27, 2010
Lunera Lighting, Inc., Redwood City, Calif., which designs, manufactures and markets LED lighting, announced that former Hewlett Packard and Lumileds executive Karen Owyeung has joined Lunera as its new CEO. Owyeung brings with her nearly 20 years of ...

Lunera Lighting, Inc., Redwood City, Calif., which designs, manufactures and markets LED lighting, announced that former Hewlett Packard and Lumileds executive Karen Owyeung has joined Lunera as its new CEO. Owyeung brings with her nearly 20 years of marketing, operations, and general management experience in the LED industry.

Owyeung began her career in LED technology at Hewlett Packard's Optoelectronics Division. She held executive management positions in marketing and worldwide manufacturing operations prior to becoming the general manager of the division. While at HP she worked with industry leaders including Roland Haitz, famed for Haitz's Law, to identify the opportunity for LED technology in commercial and residential lighting. Owyeung also was the architect behind the expanded joint venture of HP's solid-state lighting division with Philips Lighting to form Lumileds.

Owyeung served on the Lumileds board and was named the first CEO of the expanded joint venture. She also served on the advisory board for Bridgelux, a Silicon Valley LED technology company. She holds a BSEE from Vanderbilt University and has completed advanced studies at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

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