Osram names James L. Johnson CEO of Classic Lamps and Ballasts Unit

München, (PresseBox) - Osram today announced the appointment of James L. Johnson as Chief Executive Officer of its new business unit Classic Lamps & Ballasts (CLB). The appointment follows the reorganization of Osram's reporting segment Lamps & Components that was announced in April and became effective May 1. The traditional business of the former reporting segment is now bundled in the Classic Lamps & Ballasts unit.

"My focus will be on creating the conditions necessary to provide our customers high quality Classic Lamps and Ballasts in order to maintain their freedom of choice in times of technology transition", said Johnson. "With a strict focus on cost, price and complexity, we want to ensure a sustainable value proposition to our customers."

As CEO of the business unit CLB, Johnson will be responsible for discharge and thermal general lighting products and systems. These traditional technologies are declining and are expected to experience globally shrinking volumes for the years to come.

Johnson has been in the lighting industry for almost 20 years. He most recently served as President and General Manager at Valeo Sylvania LLC. Prior to that, he held various positions within Osram, including Executive Vice-President of the global Automotive Lighting Division and President of Osram Canada. Johnson holds a degree in Economics and will be based in Danvers.


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM employs over 35,000 people worldwide and generated revenue of 5.3 billion euros in the fiscal year 2013 (ending September 30th). The company's business activities have been focusing on light - and hence the quality of life - for over 100 years. The company was listed on 8 July 2013 at the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under WKN: LED 400 (stock exchange symbol: OSR).

Additional information can be found in the internet at www.osram.com

Press releases you might also be interested in

Subscribe for news

The subscribtion service of the PresseBox informs you about press information of a certain topic by your choice at a choosen time. Please enter your email address to receive the email with the press releases.

An error occurred!

Thank you! You will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.

I want to subscribe to the gratis press mail and have read and accepted the conditions.