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Philip Marshall joins PhotonStar as non-exec director

2 August 2013 11.30 BST

(UK) - Changes to Board as Russell Banks, Chief Financial Officer, also appointed.

UK LED company PhotonStar LED Group has appointed Philip Marshall as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Marshall most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at GE Lighting EMEA, the $600 million turnover division of General Electric specialising in lighting solutions. In this role, he led the infrastructure development across the entire region for GE's Lighting business, which included transitioning the business to an energy solutions provider, encompassing LED technologies.

Prior to this, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at GE Industrial (low voltage) Systems & Consumer Products EMEA, a division of GE integrating the GE Industrial Systems and GE Appliances & GE Lighting ("Consumer Products") groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Thames Valley University, and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.  Since January 2013, after 17 years with General Electric, Marshall now acts as an independent consultant. 

PhotonStar's Chief Financial Officer, Russell Banks, who joined the Group in April 2013, has also been appointed to the board with immediate effect.

James McKenzie, Group Chief Executive, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Philip to the Board. He has a strong industry background and brings valuable experience in technology commercialisation and strategy at an exciting time for our business.”


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