Alex Baker Named Philips Lumileds Global Standards Manager: After five years as manager of the ENERGY STAR® Lighting Program, Alex Baker will assume the role of Global Standards Manager at Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, provider of LED solutions in San Jose, Ca., effective July 2.

“While I’m excited about my new position, I will miss working with the talented, dedicated people at EPA and across the Federal Government, including its supporting contractors, working to make ENERGY STAR an even more valuable tool for American consumers and businesses,” says Baker. “I believe in this work, and I am proud to have been a part of this team. I want to thank everyone I’ve worked with over the years, especially my colleagues at the Agency, for making this such a rewarding experience.”

Taylor Jantz-Sell will be taking over many of Baker’s responsibilities, including lighting specification development. Jantz-Sell can be reached at