Universal Douglas recently announced Paul Tudor as its new President and CEO. Tudor now leads the organization, succeeding Ty Anderson who retired as President and CEO at the end of September.
“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.
“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.”