Dr Pekka Hakkarainen

Dr Pekka Hakkarainen

Dr Pekka Hakkarainen

Vice President, Government and Industry Relations Lutron Electronics

Dr. Pekka Hakkarainen is vice president of Government and Industry Relations at Lutron Electronics. He has held several technical, market development and business development positions since joining Lutron in 1990.

Pekka has been involved in NEMA activities since the mid-1990s and he is a past chair of the Lighting Systems Division. Pekka currently chairs the High Performance Building Council as well as the Daylight Management Council. He has also served on the Board of the Global Lighting Association, and is the current chair of the General Assembly of the Connected Lighting Alliance.

Pekka is also a voting member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee, and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He has served on two committees for the National Research Council charged with evaluating public spending on solid state lighting. Pekka received a BA/MA degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, England and a PhD in plasma physics from MIT. He holds seven U.S. patents.


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