Direct Energy

Direct Energy

June 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Direct Energy Announces Appointment of Andy Hunt as Vice President and General Manager, Business Services

Goal to Triple Business' Size Across North America

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Rob Comstock, Senior Vice President, Direct Energy, Canada Services today announced the appointment of Andy Hunt to serve as Vice President and General Manager of Business Services; a part of Direct Energy's Services business. Hunt brings more than 20 years of business experience to Direct Energy, most recently serving as President & Chief Operating Officer with Day & Ross Transportation Group in New Brunswick.

"Andy's demonstrated ability to cultivate strong business-to-business, employee and customer relationships will serve to meet our goal of tripling the size of Business Services over the coming years," said Comstock. "Andy's track-record complements the same vision and values upon which our culture of high employee engagement, commitment and business achievements has been built."

Direct Energy Business Services provides innovative energy management solutions related to heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) to commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses across North America. Energy efficient products, customized automation and control capabilities and carbon footprint reduction strategies are among a larger list of services provided.

Hunt's management priorities are to move the business towards its target of becoming a recognized industry leader for its health, safety and environment performance and culture; leverage the collective strength and significant capabilities of the business to grow to be the leading provider of mechanical and energy services to C&I customers; and, to boost an already strong track record of building a leading energy performance contracting business customized to the requirements of the federal government market.

While at Day & Ross Transportation, Hunt was instrumental in the creation of an enhanced customer-centric culture; implementation of commercial strategies geared to maximize overall growth; and, introduction of the Lean Sigma leadership methodology which promoted innovative process and structure tailored to maximize efficiencies, productivity and performance.

Previously, Hunt served as President, GE Commercial Finance in Toronto, President, CitiCorp Capital Fleet – which was later acquired by GE Capital – also in Toronto, and Group Vice President, Sales and Marketing with AT&T Capital – later acquired by Citicorp Capital. Hunt's non-executive roles include serving as a Board of Directors member for the Atlantic Province Trucking Association and the Canadian Finance and Lease Association. Hunt also served as a member of the GE Business Leaders Council's Canadian President's Council Toronto and as Peel Region Leader for the United Way.

Direct Energy Business Services provides integrated, customized and practical solutions to businesses throughout Canada to reduce their energy costs. To learn more, click here (http://debusiness.directenergy.com/EN/Business-Services/Pages/Business-Services.aspx).

About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is North America's largest provider of heating & cooling, plumbing and electrical services and a leading energy and energy-related services provider with over eight million residential and commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit http://www.directenergy.com.

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