Leon Pikaar Appointed as VP and General Manager of Lumileds LED Solutions Business Unit

Lumileds announced today that Leon Pikaar has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of its LED Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Pikaar brings more than 30-years of experience in the LED and lighting industry and an extensive tenure at Philips Lighting and Lumileds where he has led international business organizations, strategic accounts, and developed the specialty business in camera flash, display, and UV markets.

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Mr. Pikaar’s career started at Philips Lighting in The Netherlands. He was soon transferred to Brazil where he became the Regional Manager Latin-America for lamp drivers. In 1999, he joined the team that founded Lumileds as a joint venture between Hewlett Packard and Philips after which he became responsible for sales and marketing of specialty lamps for Philips Lighting in Europe. Prior

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Meet the Central Florida candidates in the general election

Here is a look at the candidates in key races across Central Florida.

To read more about them and other election issues, including the constitutional amendments, go to orlandosentinel.com/2020 and click on the online Voters Guide.

Congress

District 7

Rep. Stephanie Murphy, 42, of Winter Park, a two-term U.S. congresswoman, cited her effectiveness and bipartisanship over her two terms in office, including her work ending the ban on federal gun violence research.

Leo Valentín, 35, of Orlando, a radiology doctor, stressed his medical background and said health care, including removing government from health care decisions, is his biggest issue.

District 9

Rep. Darren Soto, 42 of Kissimmee is a two-term U.S. congressman and the first Florida representative of Puerto Rican descent. Soto, a Democrat, said the next Congress will need to help in the coronavirus response and said he wants to pass a $1.5 trillion nationwide infrastructure package.

William Olson,

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hires a consulting firm



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Postmaster General DeJoy hires PR firm to counter House investigation

  • Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting firm with ties to President Trump to represent him after the House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into his private business.
  • The investigation follows a Washington Post report that the longtime Republican fundraiser may have violated campaign fundraising law.
  • Patomak Global Partners was founded by Paul Atkins, a former SEC executive who has advised Trump on financial deregulation and served on his business council.
  • A USPS spokesperson said the work performed by DeJoy’s personal firms, Patomak and RLF Communications, does not relate to his duties as Postmaster General or its main PR agency, Weber Shandwick.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting and PR firm with deep ties to the Trump administration as he faces allegations that he violated campaign fundraising laws as a private businessman and Republican fundraiser, Business Insider has learned.

Since his

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Goldman Sachs Is Buying General Motors’ Credit-Card Business. Here’s Why.

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Goldman Sachs

is diving deeper into consumer banking.

The bank is close to buying

General Motors

(ticker: GM) credit card business for roughly $2.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The expected deal comes one year after Goldman Sachs (GS) launched its first credit card with

Apple

(AAPL) and marks the bank’s continued efforts to diversify its offerings away from its storied investment banking history.

Back in January, at its first-ever investor day, Goldman Sachs discussed its plans to offer more consumer banking services. In April, it announced a deal with

JetBlue Airways

(JBLU) that would allow travelers to make installment payments for their trips on the bank’s MarcusPay platform.

Goldman’s deeper push into consumer lending comes at an interesting time. Other banks have set aside billions in reserves to protect against potential loan losses due to the

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