Sol, Inc. appoints new VP to drive worldwide sales growth

July 22, 2009
Date Announced: 22 Jul 2009 Palm City, Fla., U.S.A. - Sol, Inc., the world leader in solar LED outdoor lighting, announced today the appointment of Susan Schierwagen as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales.Ms. Schierwagen brings to Sol many years of lighting control sales experience, having been associated with Lutron Electronics Co., one of the world's largest lighting control manufacturers, where she was responsible for leading the commercial team to more than doubling sales (113% growth). Susan also drove the implementation of a vertical market strategy to position Lutron more closely with strategic end-users in the hospitality, education, and healthcare markets. Ms. Schierwagen has a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Tufts University. During her career, she has served on the Board of Directors for Syracuse University Sales and Marketing Program, on the Industry Board for National Systems Contracting Association, as well as on the McGraw-Hill Building Product Manufacturers Board. "We are thrilled to announce this appointment during a period of significant company expansion." said Michael Sonnenfeldt, chairman of Sol, Inc. "Susan brings a wealth of career achievements in lighting control sales and business development, making her appointment as VP Worldwide Sales an ideal fit for Sol. Her major focus will be to develop and expand Sol's global sales of solar lighting systems."Schierwagen will be responsible for continuing Sol's rapid sales growth by building a US-based sales team and provide tailored solutions for its global dealer network that will allow them to be more successful and competitive to better serve customers' needs. She will be a vital member of Sol's growing executive team as the company continues to expand globally.Rick Schuett, President and CEO of Sol Inc. added, "I am excited to once again have the opportunity to work with Susan and to have her bring her expertise and passion to the world stage to spearhead our growth as we develop advanced solar lighting solutions. Sol has been the leader in solar outdoor lighting since 1990 and Susan will help Sol maintain our leadership position as we continue to expand our reach."About Sol Inc. - solarlighting.comSol is the world leader in solar LED outdoor lighting solutions with over 36,000 systems installed in more than 60 countries on six continents. Since 1990, Sol has introduced innovative and cost-effective solar lighting systems that provide unsurpassed levels of illumination and reliability. Sol develops, manufactures and markets commercial/industrial-grade solar powered and energy efficient lighting systems for a wide range of lighting applications including area and security, street and roadways, sign and billboards and transit and shelter lighting. Sol is ISO 9001:2000 certified and committed to superior design, manufacturing, and customer satisfaction.

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