Tony Davidson to Retire as Kichler Lighting CEO and President
CLEVELAND, OHIO (August 20, 2018) Kichler Lighting today announced that Tony Davidson, 66, CEO and President of Kichler Lighting, announced his intention to retire. Irene Tasi, currently Vice President of Sales at Masco Cabinetry, a business unit of Masco Corporation, Kichler's parent company, will assume the role of President of Kichler on August 27, 2018.
Mr. Davidson joined Kichler in 1986 as Vice President of Sales. After being in that position for 11 years, he became President of Kichler's Fixtures Division. In 2001, he was named the CEO and President of Kichler and currently holds that position. Under Davidson's leadership, Kichler has experienced substantial growth, introduced innovative new products and developed a culture of excellence.
"I am grateful to have spent over 32 years with this great company and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to lead it for the past 17 years" said Davidson. I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary team and am very proud of what the Kichler team has accomplished. I believe that Kichler is well positioned for future success and I know I am leaving it in good hands," Said Davidson
Said Keith Allman, Masco Corporation's President and CEO, "I would like to recognize Tony's significant and numerous contributions to Kichler and the lighting industry. He has been a leader among his peers in the industry for many years and instrumental in shaping Kichler into the premier lighting company it is today. We have been very fortunate to have Tony as President of Kichler and thank him for his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition. We wish him well in his retirement."
Kichler strives to transform the home and workspace by developing fixtures that perform efficiently, install intuitively and deliver an overall effect that combines style with purpose. With an extensive portfolio of more than 3,000 on-trend products – including lighting, landscape and ceiling fans – and a commitment to providing services and project solutions, Kichler is the brand homeowners and professionals know and trust since 1938. Kichler products are available at independent showrooms, Lowe’s, electrical and landscape distributors and online. For more information, visit www.kichler.com.
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Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit masco.com.
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