Vice Chairman & Board Director
Mr. Hellman’s career spans forty years having spent 16 years in various senior management roles with General Electric, culminating with the final four years reporting directly to Jack Welch (Chairman/CEO) where he led GE’s Venture Lighting Portfolio. In 1983, Mr. Hellman founded Advanced Lighting Technologies and served as its CEO until his retirement in 2014. Advanced Lighting Technologies, a Global Leader in Specialty Chemicals, Advanced Materials, Thin Film Coatings, Metal Halide Lighting and other Specialty Lighting Products launched with first year sales of $900,000. During his tenure, Mr. Hellman maintained consistent revenue growth and expanded global influence achieving Global revenue in excess of $250M. With manufacturing facilities and sales offices in 9 countries, completing 7 acquisitions and four international joint ventures in the Asian Pacific market, in 1995, Mr. Hellman led Advanced Lighting’s Initial Public Offering. In addition, he completed three secondary offerings totaling $200M, as well as a $100M high yield debt offering. Mr. Hellman took the Company Private in 2003 and prior to his retirement, in 2012 he completed an additional $170M High Yield Debt Offering.