Former chairman of Phillips North America to join Lighting Science Group board of directors

Lighting Industry Veteran K.R. (Kaj) den Daas to Join Company’s Board

 Lighting Science Group, North America’s largest LED bulb manufacturer, has announced  that K.R (Kaj) den Daas, a leading figure in the worldwide lighting industry, will be joining Company’s board of directors.

“I believe that Kaj’s wealth of industry knowledge and know-how will be vital as the Company continues to experience rapid growth and lead the global lighting technology sector,” said Jim Haworth, chairman and chief executive officer of Lighting Science Group.

From 1977 to 2010, Mr. den Daas served in various capacities with Koninklijke PhilipsElectronics N.V., including:  from 2006 to 2009, as Chairman of Philips Lighting North America and CEO of BU Professional Luminaires North America; from 2003 to 2006, as COO of BG Lamps and Executive Vice-President of Philips Lighting B.V.; and from 1999 to 2003, as CEO of Philips’ Business Unit – Lamps for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (2001-2003), and the Asia Pacific (1999-2001).  Since 2010, he has been the owner of Dasio Consulting, a Netherlands-based consulting firm which provides strategic advice to an array of electrical industry clients in North America and Europe, since 2010.

“I am extremely proud and excited to join the board of this innovative company,” said Kaj den Daas. “Working with Lighting Science Group’s world-class management team and other board members we will continue to change the way the world uses and experiences light.”

Mr. den Daas, since January 2011, has served as an Independent Member of the Boards of Directors of iWatt, a leader in Power IC’s for a.o. lighting applications; LUXIM Corp., a world leader in plasma technology lighting solutions; GLO AB, a development-stage VC-backed company active in nano technology LED’s; since May 2010, as an Independent Director of  NVC Lighting, the largest domestic lighting company in China, where he also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Remuneration Committee andMember of the Nomination Committee; and since October 2004, as an Independent Director of Valmont Industries Inc., the world leader in engineered supportstructures and services for infrastructure and water management for agriculture, where he also serves as Member of the Audit Committee and International Committee.

Craig Cogut, founder and managing partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the majority shareholder in Lighting Science Group, added that, “We are honored to have Kaj as a new board member and I believe that it is an endorsement of the Company’s very bright future.”

Mr. den Daas holds a doctoral degree in Business Economics form Erasmus University, Rotterdam and completed coursework at Harvard Business School (Audit Committee Program, 2008), London Business School (Strategic Leadership Programme, 2006) and INSEAD (Advanced Management Programme, 1996). He is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America and from 2008 to 2010 served as Governor of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Mr. den Daas is the recipient of the Stansilaw Staszic Medal from the Government of Pila, Poland.