Energy Focus, Inc. announced that on August 24, 2023, the Board of Directors of Energy Focus, Inc. approved the termination of the Companys Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lesley Matt, effective immediately. The Board appointed Chiao Chieh Jay Huang to serve as the Companys new CEO. In line with this decision, Mr. Huang will discontinue his role as Chairman of the Board.
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.
The Board has determined that Mr. Huangs experience, vision, and strategic acumen make him the ideal candidate to lead the Company as the CEO. The Board firmly believes that his transition to the role of CEO from Chairman will further enhance the Company's position in the market.