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GE Current, a Daintree company, Appoints Chip Taylor as Chief Commercial Officer

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GE Current, a Daintree company, the digital engine for intelligent environments, today announced the appointment of Donald “Chip” Taylor as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Chip brings over 25 years of experience in the electrical industry, coming to us most recently from Eaton Corporation where he served as the Vice President, Channel Sales for their Lighting Division.

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Donald "Chip" Taylor (Photo: Business Wire)

Donald “Chip” Taylor (Photo: Business Wire)

“The focused professional lighting and controls portfolio of Current sets it apart in the industry,” said Taylor. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to join this experienced and talented group. I look forward to contributing in its acceleration.”

Chip’s appointment completes the management team at Current, which was acquired in April 2019 by AIP. Chip joined Cooper Lighting in 2005 and held several roles of increasing responsibility, including Regional Vice President and National Sales leader managing the Energy Group. In his most recent position Vice President, Channel, Chip took on the responsibility of managing all national channel relationships, including sales and marketing strategy to support the electrical distributor community in the lighting division. During his time in this position he also developed and managed the Energy Services business for Eaton’s lighting business.

“We are thrilled to have Chip as part of the leadership team. His proven expertise and experience are exactly what Current needs to advance our Commercial Strategy and help drive the best outcomes for our customers, channel partners and agencies,” said Manish Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer. “As the Chief Commercial Officer, Chip will be responsible for executing Current’s commercial strategy by partnering closely with the leadership team to drive and lead growth across our vast product platforms and services offerings.”

Mr. Taylor’s appointment is effective immediately and he will be based out of the Cleveland headquarters.

About GE Current, a Daintree company:

Current advances the world with people-focused lighting and intelligent controls, making commercial buildings and cities more energy efficient & productive. Backed by an ecosystem of technology partners, Current is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realize the potential of their environments. For more information, visit

About American Industrial Partners

American Industrial Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed over 95 transactions and currently has approximately $7 billion of assets undermanagement on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions. For more information on AIP, visit