January 29, 2013 (Chicago, IL) – Chicago-based technology firm FLEx Lighting (www.flexlighting.com), a nano-technology and optics company that produces innovative lighting products for consumer electronic devices and general lighting fixtures using standard Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), has named two high profile executives—Charles R. Whitchurch and Mark S. Stevens—to its independent Board of Advisors.
Randy Whitchurch has served as a senior financial executive and professional board director of technology-based firms for many years, and recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Zebra Technologies. Randy’s leadership at Zebra helped grow revenues from $45 million to $1 billion during his tenure at the publicly held manufacturer of bar code printers and active RFID technology.
“FLEx has a remarkable opportunity with their revolutionary technology to become a significant Chicago-based technology success story,” said Randy Whitchurch. “I am genuinely excited to join their Board of Advisors where I can bring my experience with high growth technology businesses to help them in this endeavor.”
Mark Stevens, a veteran of the plastic film and extrusion coating industry, spent 29 years with Transilwrap, an industry leading extruder, converter and distributor of plastic films. Mark’s leadership as CEO helped Transilwrap grow into the film industry’s leading extrusion coater and converter. Mark also forged strategic relationships with industry leaders such as DuPont, Mitsubishi and PPG, improved operational efficiencies and led three manufacturing facilities to ISO 9001 certification.
“I am both flattered and excited to be joining FLEx Lighting’s Board of Advisors,” said Mark Stevens. “It provides me with a unique opportunity to share my 30 years of experience in functional films and operational excellence with an energetic and innovative management team.”
Mark and Randy both reside in the Chicagoland area and have strong industry and technology connections in the Midwest, across the U.S. and throughout the globe.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Randy and Mark to the FLEx team,” said Mike Casper, President of FLEx Lighting. “Their leadership in both the high tech and nitty-gritty manufacturing space is a great match for FLEx’s growth into the future. They also have roots in the Chicago area and provide a history of success in growing their respective firms here.”