SOURCE: Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar International, Inc.

February 24, 2016 08:30 ET

Tony Posawatz Joins Envision Solar International as a Board Member

Seasoned Automotive Executive to Help Grow the Company's Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Business Segment

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) - Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, announced today the appointment of Tony Posawatz as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Posawatz is currently the President and CEO of Invictus iCar LLC and was formerly the executive in charge of Global Electric Vehicle Development and Vehicle Line Director, Chevrolet Volt at General Motors. He also served as the President and CEO of Fisker Automotive and is an active board member of several automotive industry groups. 

"Tony is an industry icon," said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision. "His experience and relationships will add greatly to our value and our ability to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities in clean transportation. I have known Tony for many years and feel very lucky to be working with him."

A seasoned automotive industry professional with over 30 years of experience, Posawatz is best known for his leadership in product innovation as well as having deep functional expertise in product development, planning and strategy, program management, finance, manufacturing and quality, including general management experience overseeing GM's "Fortune 20" Full-size Truck business, initiating brands like Escalade, Avalanche and more.

Posawatz has been consistently recognized as a technology and product champion, leading his product development teams to numerous awards for automotive excellence, including both Motor Trend "Truck of the Year" and "Car of the Year" honors and is the only auto leader to achieve both.

"We are entering a time of fundamental change for the automotive industry," said Tony Posawatz, President and CEO of Invictus iCar LLC. "Envision's unique approach to the business and technology of the electrification of transportation is timely and very exciting. I look forward to helping to grow this company to the greatness I'm confident it can attain."

Posawatz's many accomplishments include recognition as an Automotive News (AN) All-Star and inaugural member of the AN Electrifying 100 and The Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award (ALA) inaugural class -- 2012. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the Board of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and is a current Board Member of the Electrification Coalition.

Posawatz is a licensed professional engineer (P. E.) in Michigan and was both a General Motors Undergraduate Scholar (BSME -- Wayne State University) and Graduate Fellow (MBA -- Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business).

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, renewably energized, EV charging and Media and Branding systems. The company's products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® product lines. All of the Company's products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Technology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages. 

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.

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