PANASONIC LIGHTING AMERICAS, the parent company for Douglas Lighting Controls, Inc. and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Ty Anderson to President of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. (PLTA).
Since 2009, Ty has played a critical role in positioning PLTA as a fully integrated solutions company highlighting IoT controls, LED drivers, LED modules and retrofit products. He also improved the PLTA supply chain to create shorter lead time capabilities.
“As part of the Panasonic family, we provide global leadership, supply chain security, cost-effective reliability and innovative lighting,” said Ty. We are more than an LED company; we connect our customers to a higher level of control. From components and simple LED upgrades to connected lighting controls and IoT digital services. I am proud to lead the dedicated employees of this company as we focus on digital transformation.”
Most recently, Ty served as senior vice president of operations and vice president of sourcing and new product operations. Before joining PLTA, Ty obtained extensive industry equipment and reliability experience with Cooper Lighting and Schneider Electric. His overseas experience in Germany led to the introduction of battery powered tools replacing traditional corded hand tools.
“Demonstrating our commitment to the growing market need for ecosystems that embrace the IoT digitalization of buildings, our solutions provide stakeholders with the ability to support code compliance while enabling “SMART” wirelessly controlled solutions,” stated Ty. “I’m looking forward to providing these exciting solutions with the same exceptional reliability, performance, and support which our customers have found so compelling over the decades.”
Since joining PLTA, one of his greatest accomplishments is installing and supporting advanced Panasonic equipment to exceed manufacturing, testing and reliability requirements for LED products. With a breadth and depth of experience, Ty will lead the PLTA vision to accelerate the digital transition with enabled end-to-end lighting solutions.
Ty will be based in Nashville, Tennessee.