(NASDAQ: SUPVA) has announced that its board of directors elected David J. Feldman as a director of the company, effective September 1, 2003, to fill a vacancy on the board.
David J. Feldman was appointed president, Cooper Lighting, Inc., in 2002. He joined Cooper Lighting, Inc. from Holcim (US) Inc., a $1.1 billion construction materials company located in Ann Arbor, MI, where he was senior vice president, marketing and sales, from 2001. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years with the General Electric Company, joining GE in 1980 as a sales engineer in GE Electrical Distribution & Control. He held various sales and marketing positions in ED&C until moving to GE Motors, where he was ultimately product general manager for DC Motors. In 1993, he became region manager for GE Supply before moving to GE Lamp as general manager for logistics and customer service. He was named GM Global Six Sigma GE Lighting in 1997 and ultimately rose to the position of vice president, North American sales, for GE Lighting. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Economics from Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Cooper Lighting, Inc., a division of Cooper Industries (CBE: NYSE), manufactures fluorescent, incandescent and HID lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor use. Products are used worldwide in homes and commercial buildings, including landscapes, shopping centers, sports facilities, parking lots, high-security areas, and industrial plants. Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Cooper Lighting has manufacturing facilities in 13 domestic and four international locations and approximately 6,800 employees worldwide. Cooper Lighting, Inc. is a shareholder of Super Vision International, Inc.
“David brings a tremendous amount of manufacturing and lighting experience to Super Vision” commented Brett Kingstone, Super Vision’s president. “His energy and determination will undoubtedly contribute to our drive to improve profitability. Last quarter’s profitable results were a start. However, the entire Super Vision team has a great sense of urgency for continued improvement. We welcome David Feldman to our team.”