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Menko Deroos

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

After 10 years with Philips Lighting in a variety of technical and general management functions throughout intercontinental locations, Menko joined Lumileds Lighting in 1999 at the start of the expanded JV as a member of the executive staff in Silicon Valley. During his Philips career, Menko held executive roles responsible for operations in Belgium, plant management in China and concluded as GM/MD for Alpignano Lamps, the global leader in appliance lighting headquartered in Italy.

At Lumileds, Menko transitioned from successfully growing the traffic-signaling business as Business Unit Manager to building and leading a unique and diverse team for four years as Executive VP, New Business Development. This team aggressively developed new breakthrough markets that helped Lumileds become known as the market and technology leader for solid-state lighting solutions. Menko then transferred in early 2005 to Malaysia, and was responsible for the fast-growing Lumileds global operations. Menko co-founded Xicato in July 2007.