Fernando Lynch

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Chief Executive Officer


Lynch has 35 years of experience in senior level sales and management and oversees the strategy and vision of Permlight Technologies OEM Luminaire LED Solutions. Together with the Permlight Technologies executive team, he determines the opportunities the company will pursue and which products to develop.

Lynch has held various positions in sales, manufacturing and management of power diodes and also national lighting maintenance programs. He has three published patents on power packaging for thermal management of diodes and several on LED light engines.

In 1981 Lynch started his career at Solid State Devices, Inc., rapidly graduating to Plant Manager running Production, Engineering and Quality Control. His expertise in assembly and thermal management of power diodes and other electronics and materials utilizing minimum heatsink space allowed him to effectively provide high-level solutions to aerospace giants such as NASA, Boeing, Martin Marietta, RCA, GE and Lockheed. In 1995 he progressed to Microsemi (MSCC), creating the Power Module Group serving the same aerospace customers  Lynch then spearheaded new materials research, project and product management, patent design and writing for implantable and audio medical electronics market for manufacturers such as Guidant, Medtronic, St. Jude, Biotronic and Siemens.

In 2002 Lynch changed career paths to Sunset Lighting, where he managed national lighting service, design, installation, retrofit projects, surveys and energy payback calculations for national retail chains such as Disney, West Marine, Cheesecake Factory, BCBG and regional banks such as Union Bank.

Lynch joined Permlight in 2005 with experience and expertise in both lighting and diodes, which perfectly dovetailed into light emitting diodes (LED) that were just becoming sufficiently efficacious to use for general lighting.  His responsiveness and proactive approach to customers and suppliers, coupled with his enthusiasm for the Permlight Technologies product line underscore his natural leadership abilities and carefully planned approach to expanding the Permlight Technologies business.

Lynch targeted a medical degree at Oral Roberts University and California State University, Fullerton. Currently, Lynch and his wife reside in south Orange County California and he has three adult children.

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