Sol, Inc. names Jeff Murphy vice president of sales

Nov. 22, 2011
Date Announced: 22 Nov 2011 Sol, Inc., the leading provider of solar LED outdoor lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that Jeff Murphy has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Murphy brings more than 20 years of experience in lighting sales to Sol, along with long-standing nationwide relationships with large national accounts, channel partners, direct sellers of outdoor lighting products and commercial/industrial lighting agencies. This addition to Sol’s leadership team puts the company in position to continue its accelerated growth path in retail, municipal and commercial lighting in the United States and abroad.As Vice President of Sales, Murphy will oversee sales, marketing and customer service functions for Sol. He most recently held the position of VP Sales at Lumenergi, Inc., an advanced lighting controls manufacturer based in Newark, California. Prior to that, he was a Vice President of Sales for the Commercial Division of Nexxus Lighting, an LED manufacturer, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Murphy has a strong track record with the majors, serving as VP of sales for Holophane Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting, focused primarily on outdoor lighting solutions. At Cooper Lighting he managed the US contractor sales team and energy solutions group. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated success in developing and executing large national account and government businesses. Murphy has solid executive management and strategic planning experience with a robust record of success in driving profitable growth through customer facing initiatives.“We are thrilled to have him on our team.” said Paul Wickberg, President and CEO of Sol Inc, “Jeff brings a wealth of career achievements in lighting sales and business development, making his appointment as VP of Sales an ideal fit for Sol. “Adding Jeff immediately strengthens our existing team and allows us to continue our focus on providing superior sustainable lighting solutions to our clients.”Drawing upon his vast, successful career experiences, Murphy is not only well positioned for his role at Sol; he is excited to jump right in. “I look forward to driving continued dynamic sales growth for the company, as customers appreciate the economic and environmental benefits of deploying solar LED lighting,” he said.For more information about Sol please visit or call (800) 959‐1329.About Sol, Inc.Sol, Inc. is the world leader in solar LED outdoor lighting solutions with more than 50,000 systems installed in more than 60 countries on six continents. Since 1990, Sol has introduced innovative outdoor solar powered lighting systems that provide unsurpassed levels of illumination and reliability. Sol develops, manufactures and markets commercial and industrial‐grade solar powered lighting systems for a wide range of lighting applications including area and security, street and roadways, signs, billboards, transit and shelter lighting. What makes Sol’s products so exciting is that its parking, roadway and pathway solutions have recently reached grid parity in many cases making their solar outdoor lighting systems an alternative energy product where, instead of the extra cost being offset by future years of energy savings, it is simply cheaper to install Sol’s solar lights to begin with ‐ and oh by the way ‐ the energy is free!

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