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Philips has appointed Eric Rondolat as chief executive officer of its lighting division

He succeeds Frans van Houten who has led Philips Lighting on an interim base. Rondolat, 46, of Italian and French nationality, joins Philips from Schneider Electric, where he was executive vice president.

‘Eric has an impressive international career in the technology industry covering both established and fast-growing emerging markets, most recently Asia Pacific based in China,’ said van Houten. ‘He’s a real entrepreneur with a clear strategic vision who will be able to lead the industry transformation to LED-based lighting solutions.’

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