Bridgelux, Inc., of Livermore, California USA, reports
that its board of directors has appointed Bradley J.
Bullington, the company’s current vice president, strategy and
corporate development and general manager, technology solutions, as
CEO, effective immediately. William Watkins has moved up to
chairman of the board of directors, having served as CEO of the
company from January, 2010 until taking this new role.
Mr. Bullington joined Bridgelux from Seagate in 2010, where he
worked with Mr. Watkins, and has been responsible for the Company’s
overall business strategy and all corporate and market development
activities, including strategic partnerships and joint venture
development, technology licensing, capital formation and the legal
function. Mr. Bullington also ran Bridgelux’s Technology
“Brad has driven Bridgelux’s strategic direction and corporate
development initiatives since joining the Company when I came
aboard,” said Mr. Watkins. “I look forward to working with
him to ensure a smooth transition, as well as going forward as
Bridgelux enters its next phase of growth.”
“Bill has restructured and recapitalized the Company, nurtured
and developed our leadership position in GaN on Silicon, and
significantly strengthened Bridgelux’s position in the rapidly
growing global lighting market,” said Alan Salzman, CEO and
managing partner of VantagePoint Capital Partners.
Prior to joining Bridgelux, Mr. Bullington held executive strategy,
corporate and business development roles at Seagate Technology from
2006 to 2009.