TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Permlight CEO Philip Frey has named William McDonough Chief Technologist for the company and its associated brands Brillia® LED Light Engines and Permlight for Signs™. McDonough will direct smart driver concepts and technology development leading to new approaches in LED advancements.
"Bill is extraordinarily respected in the technology community, and his background and knowledge make him an outstanding choice to serve as Permlight's first Chief Technologist," said Frey. "He's going to add unparalleled expertise on the SSL market and emerging LED technology."
McDonough brings over 30 years of experience to the table, having launched a microcontroller, RF wireless, and LED products consulting firm that expanded to include original design manufacturing and contract electronics manufacturing services. McDonough is nationally recognized as a highly prolific design engineer with more than 100 products as a part of his personal portfolio, 12 US and four foreign patents for designs and products, with four additional patents pending.
"I am really excited about joining the Permlight family," said McDonough. "The industry still needs innovative driver solutions that can leverage the new technologies to produce better, more robust products that complete the total product package. I'm looking forward to working with Permlight, a company that is driving new thinking and new technology."
About Permlight Products, Inc.
Tustin, Calif.-based Permlight Products, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-powered, LED light engines for use in signs and luminaires. Fifteen years post-inception, Permlight continues to lead the way in LED technology, using patented thermal management techniques to create light engines that are brighter, more efficient and longer lasting. The company has developed an extensive portfolio of patents to help guide the industry and the advancement of solid-state lighting.
Permlight Products' innovative LED designs are offered through two brands: Brillia is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of general illumination by providing off-the-shelf and customizable light engine solutions to the world's leading brands and manufacturers of lighting fixtures. Permlight for Signs develops high-powered LED systems for illuminated signs. Each benefits from shared R&D, manufacturing and purchasing capabilities. For more information about Permlight Products, Inc., visit www.Permlight.com or call 714-508-0729.
SOURCE Permlight Products, Inc.