Zia Eftekhar has been Vice President of Genlyte Group Inc. since April 2001 and serves as its Representative of the Genlyte Thomas Group Management Board.
Eftekhar served as President of Lightolier Inc., the largest division of Genlyte Thomas Group, since June 1992. During his 34-year career with Genlyte Group Inc. he held a number of sales, marketing and general management positions with Genlyte Group Inc. From August 1988 to May 1992, he was responsible for sales, marketing and manufacturing activities of Lightolier. He served as Head of North American lighting operations at Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV until June 2012.
From January 1983 to July 1998 he served as President of the commercial division of Lightolier. His entire career has been focused in the lighting industry. He serves as Chairman of Philips Lighting North America Corporation. Eftekhar serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Lighting Association and of North American Lighting at Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV.
He has been a Director of Genlyte Group Inc., since February 2001.