Erol Kirilmaz heads worldwide sales at Osram General Lighting
Erol Kirilmaz (40) will be taking charge of worldwide sales for Osram’s largest business unit, General Lighting, with immediate effect. In his last post, Kirilmaz was responsible for Osram business in the regions Latin America, the Middle East and Africa (LAMEA). “In Erol Kirilmaz, we have gained an absolute professional with many years of experience in international sales, particularly in very fast-growing developing countries around the world,” said Klaus-Günter Vennemann, CEO of Osram’s General Lighting business unit. Kirilmaz succeeds Alfred Felder, who will be taking up new challenges outside of the company.
In the last 20-odd years, Erol Kirilmaz has performed various different functions, mainly in connection with sales, first at Siemens and then at Osram. In his last post, he headed up Osram’s LAMEA sales region and was directly responsible for affiliated companies in Turkey and the Middle East at the same time. “Our sales team will be even closer to our customers in future and will further consolidate our position as the preferred light supplier,” said Kirilmaz.
OSRAM AG’s General Lighting business unit was formed when the Professional and the Consumer Lighting divisions were combined last year. With over 26,000 employees, General Lighting is the largest business unit within Osram. Its portfolio ranges from lamps and luminaires to complex light control systems.