Energy Focus, Inc. announced Chiao Chieh Jay Huang will discontinue his role as Chairman of the Board. The Board has appointed Kin Fu Chen as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Chen brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of Energy Focus operations, values, and strategic goals, making him well-suited to guide the Board in its oversight and governance functions.
This strategic decision is driven by the desire to leverage Mr. Huang's leadership strengths, experience, and expertise in a manner that best serves Energy Focus growth trajectory. By concentrating his efforts as CEO, Mr. Huang will be able to direct his focus toward shaping the Company's operational strategies, driving innovation, and expanding its business horizons. There are no family relationships between Mr. Chen and any director or other executive officer of the Company.
Mr. Huang, 48, is the President of Sander Electronics, Inc., which he has served as since 2015 and after holding positions of increasing responsibility since 1997. As an innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Huang has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and management within the LED lighting industry, and he holds over 50 electronic and lighting related patents, including commercial buildings, signages, and medical use. In recent years, Mr. Huang has devoted himself to the development of green energy-related products.
In addition to assisting in the development of energy solution and energy storage, he has also assisted several collaborating companies to establish a sustainable governance system. Mr. Huang graduated from St. John's University with outstanding achievements from the Department of Electrical Engineering, where he specialized in microelectronic circuits, computer structure, engineering mathematics, microcomputer applications, system programming, interfacing technology, and electronic manufacturing.