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September 12, 2016 Author: Media Relations
Wilmington, Mass. – LEDVANCE announced Matt McCarron as Vice President of Industrial Commercial Channel for the United States and Canada, filling the role held by Mark Corcoran who retired this year but is acting as senior advisor for the trade channel over the coming months. LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers offering SYLVANIA LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting solutions in North America.
Matt McCarron has been with OSRAM SYLVANIA for over 20 years. He has had an excellent career marked by progressive roles, management responsibility and sales achievement. Most recently, as Vice President of Retail Sales, McCarron successfully grew this important channel.
“Even though we are happy that Mark Corcoran is starting a new chapter in his life after his long and distinguished career, his leadership and experience will be greatly missed. We are fortunate to have a succession plan in place with Matt McCarron taking over this vital part of our business,” said Erol Kirilmaz, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of LEDVANCE. “Matt and Mark have worked together for several years, and given Matt’s knowledge of the business, the move made perfect sense.”
“The lighting industry, like our company, is transforming. I’ve met with many customers since taking over and have enjoyed discussing our strategic direction and their thoughts on how we work together in the future,” said McCarron. “Despite all the changes internally, I see these as largely transparent to our North American customers who can continue to count on our focus on service, quality and most importantly the SYLVANIA brand.”
ABOUT LEDVANCE LLC
LEDVANCE GmbH is a fully-owned subsidiary of OSRAM GmbH and is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers. In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting solutions. The SYLVANIA brand leadership in the industry is a result of a proud legacy of over 100 years of lighting experience and paves the way for future success. LEDVANCE is active in more than 120 countries and had approximately 9,000 employees as of 1 July 2016. In the 2015 fiscal year the general lighting lamps business amounted to around 40 percent of OSRAM turnover or approximately two billion Euros.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.
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