August 5, 2015

VANCOUVER, CANADA, AUGUST 5, 2015 – Cooledge Lighting, a leading innovator of adaptable, flat and flexible LED lighting solutions for luminous surfaces, announced today that William J. Sims has joined the company’s board of directors. Bill Sims is widely respected in the lighting industry for his leadership and vision while at Color Kinetics, the company that is credited with pioneering the growth and adoption of LED technology for illumination.

“The lighting industry is in the midst of an exciting evolution from general and accent illumination to now fully utilizing the small size and versatile nature of LED technology to create broader solutions,” said Sims. “Cooledge is leading in this area with lighting applications that can illuminate and enhance entire surfaces like ceilings, walls or floors, converting them to light sources. The team has already demonstrated innovation and vision and I look forward to providing insight and guidance as the company begins to grow.”

Mr. Sims is a proven leader with more than thirty years of experience growing both emerging and established companies, and the successful commercialization of breakthrough technologies within numerous consumer and B-to-B industries.

He currently serves as President of Value Creation Specialists, LLC (VCS), a management excellence firm that provides strategic guidance and implementation to technology companies seeking superior operations and value enhancement at any business stage. Before that, he served as President, CEO and Board Member of Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2.

Within the lighting industry, Sims is best known for his work at Color Kinetics where he was President, CEO, and a Board Member. While at the company largely credited for triggering the lighting industry’s historic shift to SSL technology, he led its IPO, secondary offering, and eventual sale to Philips Lighting. His career prior to Color Kinetics included executive roles in the consumer electronics and software industries.

Mr. Sims has served on the boards of Lumenpulse, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and serves on the Advisory Board for imageSurge.

Bill Sims joins an accomplished Board that includes Clint Bybee of ARCH Ventures, Kirk Washington of Yaletown Venture Partners, Geoff Catherwood of BDC Ventures, Jim Miller of Luminous Devices, Thomas “Tracy” Bilbrough of IPS Corporation, and C. Wade Sheen, CEO of Cooledge Lighting.


Cooledge Lighting is a pioneer in scalable lighting products that can be easily designed into a building by architects and lighting designers and simply installed by builders and contractors without specialized knowledge or training. The company’s LINE and SQUARE light sheet products are UL Listed and use extremely efficient white LEDs to provide a smooth and uniform lit effect when installed. Each is thin, just 0.1 inch thick, is flexible, like a sheet of paper, and can be bent, draped or shaped around and in architectural elements. Cooledge is based in Vancouver, Canada with offices and operations in the United States and Germany.

For More Information Contact:

Alice Fung
Marketing Communications Manager
Cooledge Lighting
+1 604 273 2665 x218

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Aug 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM