Amy Huntington has been named president of Philips Lighting Americas. In her new role, Huntington will oversee all of the company’s business in the region, which includes lamps, consumer luminaires, and professional luminaires. Further, according to the press release, she will communicate the company’s “commitment to connected lighting and systems and services as the next evolution in LED technology.”
Huntington has been with Philips since April 2013 when she was appointed CEO of Professional Lighting Solutions (PLS) working from the lighting manufacturer’s Amsterdam offices. There, she led the PLS business unit to increased profitability and growth.
On this new appointment Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting said, “Amy has extensive global business experience and a successful track record working across functions and businesses to drive strategic and transformational initiatives, which is evident in the significant impact she has had on PLS in the short time she has led the business. I am confident that her knowledge of the Americas lighting market, leadership skills and ability to deliver on what our partners and customers need, will have a significant impact on that business as well.”
Prior to her tenure with Philips, Huntington was with Schneider Electric for 22 years where she served as chief operating officer for Schneider Electric North America, and before that as chief executive officer for Schneider Electric’s subsidiary, Juno Lighting Group.
In her press release statement Huntington said, “I look forward to working with our teams and partners to leverage the full breadth and depth of our solutions to enable our customers to realize the promise and potential of digital light.”