SOURCE: Revolution Lighting Technologies

Revolution Lighting Technologies

October 05, 2015 07:37 ET

Revolution Lighting Technologies Names Jay Black as Vice President of Development and Communications

Sustainability Expert to Lead Business Development and Marketing Initiatives for Leading LED Lighting Solutions Company

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - October 05, 2015) - Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT), a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that it has hired Jay Black, LEED AP as Vice President of Development and Communications, effective immediately.

Black joins Revolution Lighting after holding the title of Director of Sustainability at SL Green Realty Corp., a publicly held real estate investment trust that acquires, owns, and manages Manhattan office properties. During his time at SL Green, Black was responsible for the development of SL Green’s market leading environmental program, which addressed $43 million in energy efficiency programs from 2010-2015, saving $11 million in annual utility expenses. In addition to the oversight of all sustainable marketing and public relations development, including the establishment of SL Green’s sustainability reporting program, Black addressed research and development, compliance, and project implementation of all environmental initiatives. Under Black’s leadership, Newsweek ranked SL Green among its "2014 America’s Greenest Companies" and was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a "2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year."

"We are excited to welcome Jay to the Revolution Lighting team during this period of explosive growth," said Robert V. LaPenta, CEO and Chairman of Revolution Lighting. "Jay’s extensive experience in all facets of sustainability, construction, and marketing will be crucial to the development of our communications program. This addition adds yet another recognized industry leader to the Revolution Lighting team, as we grow in terms of both size and revenue."

Black is an ideal fit for Revolution Lighting due in large part to his extensive familiarity with LED lighting technology. From 2012-2015, he worked closely with RVLT’s NYC market place distributor, Tri State LED, installing 32,000 RVLT linear tubes throughout 35 commercial office buildings, addressing 24/7 lighting, including stairs, garage, lobby and mechanical areas to save $1.4 million annually, achieving a return on investment in less than three years. His track record of establishing a market leading environmental program from the ground up will provide RVLT with the experience and infrastructure needed to continue developing its brand in terms of sales and marketing. Black will be responsible for overseeing internal and external communications, marketing strategies, public relations, and brand awareness.

"As an early adopter of LED lighting technology, I recognized that Revolution Lighting offered high quality LED lighting solutions, including its industry leading linear tube technology to yield extensive economic and environmental benefits for its broad client base. The opportunity to join their team was one I’m pleased to accept," said Jay Black, Vice President of Development and Communications. "RVLT is well positioned to capitalize on the rapid adoption of this exciting lighting technology across all industries, and I look forward to leveraging the experience gained throughout my career to strengthen the Company’s marketing and sales efforts, and achieving success on behalf of my colleagues and shareholders."

About Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of LED lighting solutions focusing on the industrial, commercial and government markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Through advanced technology and aggressive new product development, Revolution Lighting has created an innovative, multi-brand, lighting company that offers a comprehensive advanced product platform. The company goes to market through its Seesmart brand, which designs, engineers and manufactures an extensive line of high-quality interior and exterior LED lamps and fixtures; Lighting Integration Technologies Inc., which sells and installs Seesmart products; Lumificient, which supplies LED illumination for the signage industry; Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of outdoor LED products; and Sentinel, a revolutionary, patented and licensed monitoring and smart grid control system for outdoor lighting applications. Revolution Lighting Technologies markets and distributes its products through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors, as well as through energy savings companies and national accounts. Revolution Lighting Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker RVLT. For additional information, please visit www.rvlti.com.

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