Lumileds has appointed Jonathan Rich as chief executive officer.

Rich most recently served as chairman and CEO of Berry Global, a Fortune 500 speciality materials and consumer packaging company, from 2010 to 2018. Rich succeeds Mark Adams, who is stepping down as CEO and from the board of directors but will remain in an advisory role to the company.

“I am very pleased to be joining Lumileds and am looking forward to building on the company’s differentiated lighting technology foundation to increase the value we can deliver to customers across a broad set of industries,” said Rich. “The opportunity for lighting innovation to make a positive impact on safety and sustainability is tremendous.”

Before Rich held the position of chairman and CEO of Berry Global, he was president and CEO at Momentive, a speciality chemical company headquartered in Albany, New York. Prior to that, he held positions with Goodyear, first as president of the Global Chemicals business and subsequently as president of Goodyear’s North American Tyre Division.

“Mark Adams has made significant contributions to Lumileds during his tenure, leading the transition to an independent company and cultivating a culture of innovation and customer focus,” said Rob Seminara, a senior partner at Apollo and chairman of the board of Lumileds.