William J. Sims takes helm as CEO of Cooledge Lighting
Cooledge Lighting Inc. revealed the appointment of William J. Sims as CEO, underscoring its opportunity to drive the most significant advancement in illumination since LEDs were first embraced nearly two decades ago.
A board member since 2015, Sims served as interim CEO for the past year, during which time the company nearly tripled its project pipeline and expanded its sales presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His acceptance of the role on a permanent basis positions Cooledge for rapid growth, fuelled by proprietary technology that fuses digital light with architecture in wide-ranging retrofit and new construction projects.
Sims is well known as the former President and CEO of Color Kinetics, the company largely credited as the pioneer of intelligent LED lighting. In his seven-year tenure he guided the company to profitability and oversaw its successful IPO, secondary offering and eventual sale to Philips for nearly $800 million. He has more than 30 years’ experience growing both emerging and established companies, including the successful launch of industry-first technologies in both the consumer and business-to-business space.