Lighting Science names new CEO
Satellite Beach, Fla.-based Lighting Science Group Corp. named Jeremy Cage as CEO, effective Jan. 2.
Cage replaces Brad Knight, who served as interim CEO while the board worked with an executive search firm, and who will continue to serve as COO of the company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions.
Cage was selected to lead the company based on his experience in building major brands, his success in developing commercially appealing technologies and bringing them to market, as well as his distinguished track record of strengthening business models and improving operational efficiencies.
“We are delighted to have Jeremy join the Lighting Science team,” said Nic Brathwaite, chairman of the Lighting Science board of directors. “Jeremy is a proven strategic thinker, inspiring leader and brand builder, who has successfully introduced major innovations at some of the world’s best-known companies, resulting in accelerated sales volume, profit and market share growth. We are confident that he will do the same at Lighting Science.”
Over the past decade, Cage served in key executive positions at PepsiCo, including senior VP innovation and insights for its U.S. Beverage business, chief marketing officer of International Foods, and, most recently, senior VP of the Global Snacks Group, where he was responsible for developing breakthrough strategies, brand plans and innovation programs for the beverage giant. While heading up innovation for its U.S. beverages unit, Cage implemented a new innovation approach that yielded many breakthroughs, including the company’s industry-leading Dream Machine Recycling program.