SOURCE: OutBack Power Systems

June 16, 2008 09:00 ET

OutBack Power Systems Welcomes Jim Goodnight to Its Team

Goodnight to Support Growth and Demand for Alternative Energy Products in Eastern North American Region

ARLINGTON, WA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - OutBack Power Systems, Inc. (, a manufacturer of reliable and durable power electronics products for renewable energy applications worldwide, welcomed today James W.P. Goodnight, a well-known solar energy system technical consultant to its growing team.

Mr. Goodnight will serve as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for alternative energy, focusing on expanding OutBack's sales in the eastern United States and Canada and providing a high level of technical expertise for off-grid, grid-tie with battery back-up (Grid Interactive), and back-up power solutions. His territories will include the East Coast and Midwestern regions of the United States as well as Eastern Canada, where significant weather events such as thunderstorms, ice storms, hurricanes, and an aging utility grid combine to disrupt power on a regular basis, requiring highly durable and reliable power electronic solutions.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jim to the OutBack team to support the expansion of our client base in this region," said Mark Thomas, CEO/President of OutBack Power Systems. "His advocacy of alternative energy and accomplishments in the PV industry, combined with his engineering background and in-depth knowledge of OutBack Power Systems products and renewable energy systems as a whole make him an incredible asset and natural liaison for our distributor customers."

Mr. Goodnight brings nearly 35 years of experience as a technical program manager, engineer and designer to the company, with an emphasis during the last five years on PV systems applications engineering, design and performance optimization, and NEC compliance. He's an active senior technical contributor to the OutBack Power Systems' forum, as well as the moderator for the Northern Arizona Wind & Sun (NAWS) forum. Mr. Goodnight will increase OutBack Power System's East Coast representation, providing the region with a resident sales and technical resource.

"OutBack Power is a market leader with products known for their durable construction and reliable design," said James Goodnight. "I'm thrilled to be part of this remarkable team and will utilize my expertise and insight to expand the company's market share in my region, bringing innovative products and top-notch support to a growing number of OutBack customers and distributors in the area."

About OutBack Power Systems

OutBack Power Systems manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that leverage solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability, and standardization. OutBack Power is a privately held corporation located in Arlington, WA USA with a European sales office in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit

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