K.R den Daas Joins Lighting Science Group Board of Directors: Satellite Beach, Fla.-based Lighting Science Group, one of North America’s largest LED bulb manufacturers has announced that former North American Chairman for Philips K.R (Kaj) den Daas has joined its board of directors.

“I believe that Kaj’s wealth of industry knowledge and know-how will be vital as [our company] continues to experience rapid growth and lead the global lighting technology sector,” says Jim Haworth, Chairman and CEO of Lighting Science Group.

From 1977 to 2010, den Daas served in various capacities with Koninklijke Philips Electronics 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 electrical industry clients in North America and Europe.

“I am extremely proud and excited to join the board of this innovative company,” says 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.”