SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

November 07, 2011 08:30 ET

ZBB Energy Strengthens Sales and Support Organization With Key Hires

Comprehensive Team Being Organized to Execute Global Growth Strategy

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today a number of key hires to support the execution of their global growth strategy. Nearly every functional area has added personnel in the last several months, with a number of additions to engineering, field support, sales and marketing.

Most recently, Mr. Dan Nordloh, who since June 2010 has served as Vice President - Sales & Marketing, was appointed Executive Vice President - Global Business Development. Mr. Nordloh is responsible for the evolution and execution of ZBB's global growth strategy, and will serve a very active role on the Board of Directors of Anhui Meineng, ZBB's joint venture company in China. Additionally, Mr. Nordloh will lead all initiatives to enter emerging foreign markets and identify and align with prospective strategic partners offering complementary channel, finance, technology, and/or supply chain capabilities.

Mr. Tim Martin has been appointed Vice President - Sales and Marketing North America, reporting to Mr. Nordloh. Mr. Martin comes to ZBB with over 20 years of global success in technology-based sales and team development, including more than 12 years in the power conversion and energy storage industries. Mr. Martin spent over 10 years with American Power Conversion (APC - now part of Schneider Electric) in a number of senior leadership, management, and technical sales roles. He began his career with APC based in the US, where he was initially responsible for growing and accelerating channel and partner sales. Mr. Martin then became responsible for sales to key Enterprise/Fortune 500 strategic accounts, and was ultimately promoted to APC's Asia-Pacific market access group. As Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, he was charged with leading, coaching, and mentoring APC's distributor, power VAR, reseller, and OEM sales teams in 14 countries, including China, India, Japan, and Korea. After that, as Director, Enterprise Services Group (ESG), Mr. Martin began building the company's enterprise and large accounts ESG business unit throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region. Later, he was promoted to Director of Training and Development, Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for overall team execution and transferring global business best practices from APC's North American, LAM (Latin America), and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) units.

Ms. Catherine Sullivan has been appointed Sales Representative - Energy Storage Solutions North America, and will be responsible for sales and business development in North America, with a focus on California, Hawaii, Arizona and Texas. Ms. Sullivan brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience serving the energy and utility markets with organizations such as Commerce Energy, Coral Energy, Southern Company and Enron. Most recently, Ms. Sullivan served as Vice President - Sales for Ice Energy, a thermal energy storage company.

Mr. Chris Kuhl has served as Sales Application Engineer for nearly three years, and has played an integral role in configuring the solutions that have resulted in ZBB securing the numerous contracts that presently comprise ZBB's record order backlog. Mr. Kuhl is presently charged with building a team of sales, engineering and customer support resources, and leading the group in the support of customers, partners and sales resources.

Additionally, within the last 6 months, ZBB has added, and is training, 10 engineering and field support employees, as well as 14 manufacturing employees and contractors in preparation for release to manufacturing the ZBB EnerStore™ V3 flow battery and pending UL Certification of the ZBB EnerSection™ power and energy control center.

"Because our product designs and manufacturing capability have been structured for rapid scaling, we are well positioned to accommodate the increased orders we expect this team to generate," said Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO.

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com

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