SOURCE: Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc

September 10, 2007 10:48 ET

Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Introduces Executive Management

Southern California Company Helps Businesses Lower Energy Costs and Claim Energy Rebates

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc., California's "green" lighting provider, today introduced its senior management team, led by Chief Executive Officer William C. Tauber and Randy J. Parole, president. The company helps California businesses reduce energy consumption and save money with energy-efficient commercial and industrial lighting systems. Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions also increases clients' eligibility for maximum state energy rebates and other government tax incentives.

"More than 90 percent of U.S. businesses still rely on incandescent lights from hardware suppliers as their primary lamp provider," Tauber said. "Nearly 85 percent of businesses use outdated lamps and ballasts, due to lack of education and knowledge about the enormous savings afforded by energy-efficient lighting designs and the availability of affordable alternatives. After working with Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions to develop and install energy-saving lighting, customers have become eligible for utility energy rebates, often receiving checks in the five-digit figures."

Tauber founded Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions in 2004, and now assumes the chief executive position. In this evolved role, he plans and leads the strategic direction of the company, drawing upon his expertise with lighting-reduction projects and photovoltaic (solar) lighting. Tauber has been involved in the energy-conservation industry since 1999. He previously owned TSN Marketing, an international marketing company. He also is a veteran of the cable television industry, serving as president of a midsize cable network, The Silent Network. Tauber is a member of the Freemasonry fraternal society and serves on the military committee of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation of Southern California. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Northern Illinois.

Parole was promoted to president of Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions, after joining the company in May 2006 as executive vice president. As president, Parole works closely with Tauber to oversee the company's operations, financials and business development. He brings solid credentials and 27 years of experience working with businesses to improve lighting and energy consumption for commercial buildings.

Prior to Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions, Parole served as regional vice president of Amtech Lighting Services, managing finances and operations for the company's $30 million Southwest U.S. region. Before that, he was president of Lighting Management Systems, a commercial lighting retrofit and energy services business. He also was branch manager of ABM Lighting Services' Anaheim, Calif. location.

Parole is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC), a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Southern California.

About Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc.

Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc. is California's "green" lighting provider. Its energy-efficient lighting design reduces energy consumption up to 60 percent by retrofitting existing commercial and industrial lighting. Customers that install dimming devices, occupancy sensors and daylight-harvesting, energy-saving bulbs can reduce energy consumption by an additional 15 to 20 percent. These businesses also report increased worker productivity and satisfaction from enhanced lighting levels. Founded in 2004, Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions helps customers comply with energy codes, earn valuable rebates from their local electric utility providers and qualify for federal tax deductions. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the company has helped customers save 13,424,640 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and 3.2 megawatts of demand, thus preventing 29,534,207 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), 214,794 pounds of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 926,300 pounds of nitrogen oxide (NOx) from being emitted into California's ecosystem. Learn more at or by calling 714-542-5490.

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