Decai Sun, Chairman and CEO
Kevin Shih, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Pugh, EVP of Sales and Marketing
Tom Jory, VP of Illumination Marketing
Stephane Bellosguardo, VP of Specialty Lighting Marketing
Yaqi Wang, Director of Operations
Chairman and CEO
Decai Sun is Chairman and CEO of Luminus Devices, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanan Opto Corporation (SH: 600703). Dr. Sun founded Lightera Corp in June 2012 in Silicon Valley and led the acquisition of Luminus Devices, a venture-funded LED company based in Boston, MA in August 2013. Prior to starting Lightera, Dr. Sun held R&D management positions at Philips Lumileds for 9 years where he was instrumental in introducing high efficiency thin film flip-chip GaN LED products to the market. In his earlier career, Dr. Sun also served as Senior R&D manager at Bandwidth9 and member of Technical Staff at Xerox PARC.
Dr. Sun holds over 50 patents in Semiconductor lasers, MEMS and LEDs. He holds a Ph.D in Engineering Physics from University of Virginia and BS in Optoelectronics from Tianjin University.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Shih has served as the Chief Financial Officer since December, 2013. Prior to joining Luminus, he was the VP of Finance at Emcore (Nasdaq: EMKR), where he reorganized the financial operation and audit compliance at Emcore’s Beijing WOFE and the solar JV in China from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Emcore, he was the Controller/Finance Director at Qualcomm Atheros (Nasdaq: QCOM), where he managed multinational finance operations and built process infrastructure to support the continuous sales growth from 2005 to 2011. He also held various senior finance positions with several hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley, including IC Media, Avanex, and ESS Technology.
Mr. Shih holds a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Executive VP of Sales and Marketing
Before joining Luminus, Mark co-founded Xicato in July 2007 and was instrumental in creating the “LED Module” category for the SSL industry. Over the last 7 years at Xicato, he developed the product and business strategy establishing Xicato’s dominant position in the critical lighting designer and specification market. Prior to Xicato, Mark was a founding member of the Lumileds joint venture (JV) between Hewlett Packard and Philips. Mark was based in the Netherlands and was responsible for manufacturing and marketing. He successfully established and cultivated numerous global partnerships, channels and developed new markets. Mark later became the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Marketing as the JV expanded in 1999 starting new businesses for Lumileds such as LED backlighting for televisions and displays.
VP of Illumination Marketing
Tom Jory has 25+ years of experience in the LED industry, and he manages the team responsible for Luminus’general illumination business, including chip-on-board (COB) arrays, midpower LEDs, and Dynamic COBs. His prior roles have included: Vice President of Marketing at Swarco Traffic Americas, several key roles at Philips Lumileds Lighting, VP of Marketing and Sales at BridgeLux, and VP of LITE-ON’s Optoelectronics Division in the US. In these roles, Mr. Jory has built a consistent track record of winning major supply contracts with large customers in the indoor and outdoor lighting industry, such as Philips, as well as developing high volume, sole source projects with Apple, Motorola, and many others. He received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara his MBA from Santa Clara University.
VP of Specialty Lighting Marketing
Stephane is in charge of expanding and diversifying Luminus business in Specialty Lighting markets including medical, industrial, displays and horticulture. He joined Luminus in 2006 as a Director of Product Marketing to develop the company’s projection display business. Prior to joining Luminus, Stephane was a product line manager at Applied Micro Circuits Corp (now MACOM) where he launched a series of highly-integrated optical networking ICs. He held earlier positions in technical marketing in the Specialty Memories (United Kingdom) and Power Products Divisions (France) of NXP / Freescale.
Stephane holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from IMT Atlantique, France.
Director of Operations
Yaqi Wang is the Director of Operations at Luminus Device. Yaqi is responsible for supply chain, quality, product engineering and information system of Luminus Devices. Yaqi started as a process development engineer, then worked through roles with increasing responsibility with Luminus. Prior to joining Luminus, Yaqi was a test and development engineer at Illumitex.
Yaqi holds a BS degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Auburn University.