Fremont, Calif.-based Soraa, a leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, has hired Jeffery Parker has as the new Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned lighting executive and innovator, Parker will leverage his business acumen, acquired expertise grooming companies to financial maturity, and his reputation as one of the industry’s primary thought-leaders to propel Soraa forward.
Jeff is a great addition to Soraa, his proven track record of driving innovative lighting products to the market is remarkable. Jeff’s drive to pursue fresh ideas and ability to think outside the box will pay immediate dividends. His energy, ingenuity, and industry insight will chart a lucrative course for the company in the coming years. Our team at Soraa is looking forward to working with Jeff and leveraging his experience in the lighting industry,” says Charles Giancarlo, Chairman of Soraa.
Before joining Soraa, Parker was a senior executive with Rambus, one of the premier technology licensing companies, serving as the President of the Lighting and Display Technology Division that was focused on producing LED lamps and fixtures. Prior to that, he was the founder & CEO of Global Lighting Technologies, an LED backlighting company. Parker grew that business to more than $100M in revenue before selling the R&D division to Rambus in 2009 for $26 million. He also helped start Lumitex, a medical lighting company. Parker has 25+ years of experience in the information display, LED, medical, and lighting markets. He has been granted over 100 patents covering inventions in LCD backlighting, fiber optics, LEDs, light management films, medical illuminators, and general lighting.