Boston-based Color Kinetics Inc., announced the appointment of John Daly as vice president of OEM sales. Mr. Daly will oversee the company’s worldwide OEM sales and support activities, including the identification and closure of new partnerships intended to increase the use of Color Kinetics’ technology.

Daly brings more than 17 years of lighting industry sales and management experience to Color Kinetics, including specific expertise in OEM sales. He most recently served as president and general manager of the 68-year-old Rig-A-Lite division of AZZ Inc., a specialty electrical equipment manufacturer. He previously held sales and OEM management positions at Venture Lighting, GE Lighting and Philips Lighting.

“We are confident in the technologies, expertise and IP that differentiate our OEM value proposition, which many partners have already embraced to bring unique products to market. Under the direction of John’s leadership, we believe our OEM program will be even better equipped to act on the many market opportunities that continue to emerge, both for color and white light technologies,” said Bill Sims, president and CEO, Color Kinetics. “We’re pleased to welcome John as a key contributor to our ambitious OEM business growth goals.”

“The impact of LED lighting continues to spread from niche applications to more mainstream markets, and Color Kinetics is largely to credit for the technologies that have helped make this possible,” said Daly. “I’m very pleased to join this visionary company and I look forward to helping it drive adoption of LED lighting through new and expanded OEM initiatives, both within and beyond the core lighting industry.”