US executive is new Dialight CEO
Dialight, the Cambridge-based market leader in LED lighting technology, has hired a US heavyweight executive as its new CEO from June 1 following an extensive global search.
Michael Sutsko replaces Roy Burton who was forced to quit through ill health. He will be based in New Jersey in the US where a significant proportion of Dialight's operations are located.
Sutsko joins from Laird plc, where he was latterly president of the performance materials division – one of Laird plc's two divisions with 2014 revenue of $604 million.
Previously he held senior roles at General Electric Advanced Materials, Halma plc, Porex Corporation and W.L. Gore & Associates. He holds an MBA from Widener University, Chester, USA and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
Dialight chairman Bill Ronald said: “Michael has an impressive track record and is an excellent fit with the company. We believe that his skills and extensive US experience will be invaluable to Dialight as the company focuses on improving operational performance and delivering strong future growth.”
Sutsko added: “Dialight is an exciting company and, with the adoption of LED lighting in the industrial and hazardous markets still at an early stage, the opportunity for growth is significant.”
Dialight remains headquartered in the UK with operations in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, UAE and the US.