SARASOTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mel Interiano, CEO of Evolucia Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: ILED), announces today the appointment of Lalith Jayasinghe as the company's Global Director of Applications Engineering and Technical Customer Support. Jayasinghe holds a Ph.D in Experimental Solid State Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He brings 12 years of research and product applications experience to Evolucia Inc. He will be responsible for global product data and testing, field and application engineering and technical customer service. Jayasinghe will report to Paul Montesino, Global Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the LED Drivers, Controls and Accessories Division.
"Dr. Jayasinghe combines extensive solid state product research and development background with a strong base in product engineering and applications," said Paul Montesino, Global Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the LED Drivers, Controls and Accessories Division, "His outstanding background will help Evolucia deliver LED lighting solutions that are technically superior to our competition and designed to exceed our customers' expectations."
Before joining Evolucia, Jayasinghe was a Senior Applications Engineer at Osram Sylvania. There he led marketing, R&D and manufacturing teams through all phases of product specification, development and launch for the company's LED product families. From 2008 to 2010, he served as a new technology Commercial Engineer providing technical support to some of Osram Sylvania's key OEM accounts.
From 2005 to 2008, Jayasinghe worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY as a Senior Research Specialist for the prestigious Lighting Research Center (LRC). There he designed, set up and executed laboratory experiments to develop metrics and testing protocols for LED technologies and systems. At the University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, Jayasinghe served as research assistant in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was responsible for solid state device fabrication (VCSELS), growth of PbSe/PbSrSe mid-infrared VCSELs using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), operation and maintenance of Intevac Gen II MBE system (Ultra Hight Vacuum System).
Jayasinghe holds a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and a Ph.D from Laboratoire d'Ionique et Electrochemie des Solides de Grenoble, France. He received the Presidential research award for the contribution of outstanding research work to the national and international community European Fellowship to pursue his Ph.D. He is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Sigma Xi, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He is also Lighting Certified through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).
Jayasinghe has authored or co-authored 16 published scientific articles in numerous physics and scientific journals.
About Evolucia Inc.
Evolucia Inc. is an industry pioneer in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of high performance LED lighting systems to the global lighting markets. Evolucia received the United States Department of Energy's highest award for lighting within the LED category, and has installed thousands of its fixtures at military bases, universities, municipalities, and large commercial entities. Evolucia's LED lighting products are sold under the brand, Evolucia Lighting (www.evolucialighting.com).
All Evolucia products offer highly energy efficient, durable, commercial-grade LED lighting for both indoor and outdoor applications. The company's award winning cobra head and shoe box fixtures employ Evolucia's proprietary Aimed Optics™ technology, which increases light levels and visibility by strategically directing light to the target area. Evolucia fixtures require 50%-80% less energy than traditional lighting, and last for approximately 12 years without maintenance.
Some of the statements made by Evolucia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Evolucia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Evolucia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
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