FRITZ MORGAN - DEKA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Fritz Morgan currently serves as General Manager at DEKA Research & Development. Fritz is also Strategic Advisor to Digital Lumens.

Previously, he was Chief Product Officer at Digital Lumens. A seasoned engineering leader, Fritz Morgan brings more than 18 years of experience in systems design across multiple technology sectors to his role as Chief Product Officer at Digital Lumens. At the Company, he oversees development of all elements of the Intelligent Lighting System, including LEDs, networking hardware, and the software-based energy management system.

Fritz joins Digital Lumens from Joule Unlimited, developer of the Helioculture platform for converting sunlight and waste CO2 into liquid fuels, where he was Senior Vice President of Engineering. While there, he managed all aspects of system design and development, and oversaw the design and deployment of the company’s first pilot facility.

Previously, Fritz was Chief Technology Officer of Color Kinetics (NASD:CLRK), which was acquired by Philips Lighting in 2007. In the course of 11 years, he was responsible for the development of Color Kinetics’ award winning products and technologies – with responsibility for defining the strategic product direction for the company. Fritz also established the company’s operations in China, with manufacturing capacity and new product introductions, and helped develop and manage an extensive IP portfolio. After the Philips acquisition, Fritz was responsible for the technology merger and integration, and had responsibility for LED research and development programs for Philips worldwide.

Earlier in his carrier, Mr. Morgan worked on medical robotic and computer-assisted surgical applications and surgical simulation products, including the hardware and software systems development, for Mitsubishi Electric.

Mr. Morgan holds a BS in Physics, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. When not working, he is actively involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition, working on strategic program development for this international program. He also serves on the IEEE Spectrum editorial advisory board.