Osram Appoints Michael Flieger Chief Financial Officer for Americas Region
Flieger brings 14 years of Global Osram experience to Regional Headquarters.
09.13.2016 | CorporateWilmington, MA – Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has appointed Michael Flieger, 42, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Americas region. Flieger succeeds Grant Wright, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Osram’s Americas region in July 2015, and for the past year has maintained a dual role as CEO and CFO. Flieger will be responsible for the financial oversight and governance of Osram’s business operations in the Americas region.
“Michael brings with him extensive experience both in the financial sector, and across the different global Osram businesses,” Wright said. “We are confident that his knowledge and commitment to the organization will be a tremendous asset to the Americas region as we reposition ourselves for our future as the leading technology company in the lighting sector.”
Over the past 14 years Flieger has held numerous leadership roles at Osram, including positions as financial director and president of Osram’s business in Indonesia; and most recently as the global company’s first Head of Corporate Audit at Osram’s world headquarters in Munich, Germany.
“This is an exciting time for Osram in the Americas region,” Flieger said. “The carve-out of our general lighting lamps business is providing us with a great deal of opportunity to develop new and improve existing technologies, and to demonstrate our commitment to the Boston area and to the U.S. as a leading technology company. I am looking forward to working closely with the team here in the U.S. headquarters as we shift our focus from general lighting to innovative lighting technology.”
Flieger, a native of Germany, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany and the European Business Management School in Wales.
Flieger recently relocated to the Boston area, where he lives with his wife and young daughter.
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OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services specializing in innovative design and energy-saving technology, the company sells products under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a global leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.
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