Current Faculty Member of the Harvard Business School Brings 20 Years Experience in Retail Logistics

Boston, Mass., November 30, 2010Digital Lumens, developer of the industry’s first Intelligent Lighting System™, today announced that José Alvarez has joined the Company’s Board of Directors.  Alvarez has significant management experience in the supermarket industry, most recently as President and CEO of Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover, a subsidiary of Royal Ahold, NV.  Alvarez now serves on the faculty of the Harvard Business School and holds Board positions at TJX Corporation and United Rentals, Inc.

“Digital Lumens is applying some of the best technical and business minds to solving the real-world energy efficiency challenges deep within the supply chain,” said Alvarez.  “My strong commitment to sustainability, depth of experience in this industry, and high regard for the work the team is doing make this an exciting opportunity to help move the company forward.”

“It is a great honor to have José join our board,” said Tom Pincince, President and CEO of Digital Lumens.  “He brings a seasoned customer perspective and strengthens our ability to expand our Intelligent Lighting Systems into a broader range of industrial markets – creating a stronger foundation for the next phase of our growth.”

Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of Stop & Shop, Alvarez held senior positions as the company’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, and as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.  Previous experience included serving as Vice President of Grocery Merchandising for Shaw’s Supermarkets and Director of Market Research for American Stores.

In addition to his Board positions at TJX and United Rentals, Alvarez is on the boards of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Commonwealth School, the Joyce Foundation, Princeton in Latin America, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Additionally, he is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education.  He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of Princeton University with an AB degree.

About Digital Lumens

Digital Lumens develops LED-based Intelligent Lighting Systems that reduce industrial customers’ lighting-related electricity expenses up to 90% and transform lighting into a managed asset, improving efficiency, control and operational insight.  Incorporating custom-designed LED-based luminaires, integrated intelligence, sensors, and wireless networking into a single system, the company is defining a new class of networked lighting solution for customers. Digital Lumens has recently been recognized as a 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company.  For more information, please visit

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