September 12, 2022
Universal Douglas Appoints New CEO
Ty Anderson retirement makes way for new leader at ULT & Douglas Lighting Controls
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Universal Douglas, leading manufacturer and provider of LED commercial lighting and controls solutions, today announced Paul Tudor as its new President and CEO. Tudor will lead the organization, succeeding Ty Anderson who is retiring as President and CEO this month.
“I look forward to building upon the legacy created by Ty and continuing Universal Douglas’ journey towards becoming the leading supplier of commercial lighting solutions, famous for quality products and exceptional service,” said Paul Tudor, newly named President and CEO of Universal Douglas.
Tudor brings more than 16 years of experience leading transformations for private-equity, listed and government-owned companies across retail, distribution, manufacturing, mining and utilities. He previously served as President of Pioneer Landscape Centers, a landscape materials distribution company, owned by private equity firm JLL Partners. Prior to that, Tudor served as CEO for Stramit, Australia’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of roll-formed steel building products. He also held several C-suite positions, including CFO, for a series of manufacturing, infrastructure, and engineering companies. Tudor, a native Australian, earned a bachelor’s degree from Curtin University and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.
To assist in the transition, Tudor will assume the role as President and CEO effective September 19, 2022, and will work closely with Anderson who is retiring after 14 years with Universal Douglas.
“I’m proud to have helped navigate and transition our company from a ballast and centralized controls company to an LED lighting and controls company with both centralized and distributed controls,” said Anderson. “The company is in great hands with Paul taking the helm as my successor, and he has a proven track record of creating significant shareholder value by understanding the customer and creating a purpose driven culture built on the foundations of ownership, engagement and innovation.”
Universal Douglas is one of the only manufacturers and providers of both commercial lighting and controls solutions, giving customers all that they need under the same roof. Whether a business needs a simple standalone fixture or a complex multi-building controls system, Universal Douglas can supply, customize, and fully network your lighting system with one of the industry’s widest range of fixtures, retrofit kits and control systems.
Please visit Universal Douglas’ brand-new website that launches this September at universaldouglas.com.
About Universal Douglas
With 125 shared years of industry expertise, Universal Douglas is a trusted name in lighting fixture, retrofit, and integrated controls solutions. Unlike most, we complement our innovative LED portfolio with a line of traditional products for the most comprehensive service possible.