BARRIE, Ontario — EiKO Global has named Richard D. Leaman as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 25, 2018. Leaman will serve as CEO of EiKO’s global business in commercial and industrial lighting.
Leaman’s experience and expertise are well aligned with EiKO’s continued efforts to build deeper relationships with the Company’s distributor partners. His 30-year lighting career has included several executive positions in Osram’s general lighting, automotive lighting, and materials and components businesses.
Leaman was President and Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. and Region Head of the Americas for OSRAM. He held operating positions in every major segment within OSRAM SYLVANIA, beginning in 1984 as a senior industrial engineer in Titusville, Pa. His early career included experience as product marketing manager, manufacturing plant manager, director of sales and marketing and general manager for the incandescent lighting strategic business unit. He was also President of Valeo Sylvania, a Tier One automotive lighting supplier, and CEO of OSRAM’s global automotive lighting business located in Munich, Germany.
“Rick’s experience and capabilities are a perfect fit to lead our team at EiKO as we invest to support our distributor partners with the highest quality products, deliver world class service and the fastest fulfillment times for LED lamps, fixtures and traditional lighting products,” said Michael Morrissey, Managing Principal of Inverness Graham. “Rick’s global leadership capabilities along with his strong industry and operational background makes him an excellent choice to lead the Company as we execute our organic and acquisitive initiatives to build EiKO into a trusted, full line provider of energy efficient lighting solutions,” said Morrissey.Tagged with EiKO, Osram, Richard Leaman, Sylvania