Sunnyvale, Calif.–based Luminus Devices has announced the retirement of CEO Decai Sun after 11 years of service. Mark Pugh, currently the executive vice president of marketing and sales at Luminus, will take over the CEO role effective immediately.
Sun started Lightera Corp. in the Silicon Valley in 2012 with funding from Sanan Optoelectronics. A year later, Lightera acquired Luminus, merging the two companies with Sun becoming CEO. Under Sun’s leadership, Luminus became a profitable, well-known LED component company achieving success in a broad range of applications worldwide. He moved Luminus from Greater Boston to Sunnyvale in 2014 and built the worldwide team to more than 200 employees.
Moving forward, Pugh’ vision for Luminus is “to further expand our broad product offering of photonics solutions as well as leverage our Sanan group relationship to grow our customer base in new markets with new and compelling semiconductor technologies.”