Michael S. Godwin is the Director for Visible LED products for Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. In his role as Director, Mr. Godwin is responsible for product and marketing strategies for standard and custom LED products in the automotive, consumer, display, and projection market segments in the NAFTA market. Prior to being named Director, Mr. Godwin held the positions of Business Development Manager, General Marketing Manager, and Product Marketing Manager.
Godwin joined Osram Opto Semiconductors in 1999 and assisted in establishing marketing and application teams focused on the automotive industry. Through his leadership, OSRAM was awarded as a finalist in the 2002 PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Commitment to Excellence) for white lighting on the Lincoln Navigator/Aviator. In addition, Osram also secured the 2006 PACE Award for Color on Demand and most recently the 2011 PACE award for OSRAM OSTAR HL in forward lighting applications. Prior to joining Osram Opto Semiconductors, Godwin worked as a sales manager and has experience in lighting manufacturing and quality management, flexible circuits, electrical interconnect, and sensors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.