Philips has announced the appointment of chief design officers for both its Healthcare and its Consumer Lifestyle groups. Sean Hughes will lead the healthcare group and relocate to the company's healthcare headquarters located in Andover, Mass. Sean Carney will oversee the conumer lifestyle group. He joins Philips from Hewlett-Packard where he is currently Group Director Experience Design. Hughes and Carney join lighting designer Rogier van der Heide, who was named chief design officer for Philips Lighting in Feb. 2010. The company considers design, "a key function that adds value to the business creation processes and innovation activities through its people focused approach." Each group chief reports to Stefano Marzano, CEO Philips Design and chief design officer for Philips.

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