NEXT Lighting Appoints Thomas Katona as VP/Products: Next Lighting Corp., a San Francisco-based developer of LED-based linear lighting products, appointed Dr. Thomas Katona as the VP/Products. He will have responsibility for all aspects of product marketing and engineering.
Katona joins Next Lighting after previously working with Soraa Inc., serving in management roles of engineering, marketing, and business development since 2009. He has worked with LEDs for 13+ years, having received a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
“Tom brings a breadth of experience that bridges across both the traditional LED and lighting industries,” says Randall Sosnick, CEO of NEXT Lighting. “This breadth is essential in developing innovative products that provide unique value during this time of transition in the lighting industry. We are very excited to add him to our core team that continues to develop exciting linear LED lighting solutions.”