Worcester, Mass., February 27, 2009Michael Connors has been named Chief Executive Officer of Bulbs.com, a leading online retailer of replacement lighting headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts. The announcement was made recently by Bulbs.com Board Chairman Donald Walker of Arbor Partners LLC.
Mr. Connors came to Bulbs.com shortly after the company began operations in August 1999. He has held the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing since 2002 and brings to his new role 25 years of strategic management experience from a wide range of manufacturing and distribution businesses.
"Mike has a vast knowledge of ecommerce and brings a broad resume of achievements through his assignments in both b2b and b2c businesses. He has a deep commitment to our stakeholders and we're very pleased to have him take on this new challenge", said Walker.
"Connors added, "It's exciting to take over the leadership of Bulbs.com at this time with an exceptional management team already in place. This allows us to focus on our shared vision for the company's future and continued growth."
Mr. Connors takes over from founder Steven Rothschild who is leaving the company after guiding the venture-backed start-up to its current status as one of the leading online distributors of replacement lighting.
Prior to coming to Bulbs.com, Mr. Connors worked in senior sales and marketing roles for Boston Retail Products of Medford, Massachusetts and for Avery Dennison, a global leader in the office products industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and holds an MBA from Nichols College.
Bulbs.com, headquartered in Worcester, Mass. is a leading online light bulb supplier. Launched in August 1999, Bulbs.com recently celebrated its nine-year anniversary with record revenues adding to a growing list of over 84,000 commercial customers operating 240,000 locations in the hospitality, retail, property-management, healthcare, manufacturing and municipal sectors. The company is located at 243 Stafford Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01603, and can be reached by telephone at 508-363-2800 or on the Web at www.bulbs.com .