RUUD LIGHTING INCORPORATED announces the promotion of Christopher Ruud to president, a role that his father, Alan Ruud, held since founding the company in 1982. In his new role as president, Christopher will oversee all U.S.-based business units and operations. Alan will retain his role as chairman and CEO. The company is currently preparing for a transition from traditional lighting to the new LED platform that is growing in demand. Christopher was instrumental in building the infrastructure for the launch of BetaLED in 2007.