Sales and Marketing veterans bring international channel management and development experience
Montreal, Canada, June 20th, 2007 - ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ICPR), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar cells and products, announced today the appointment of Tom Clark as Vice-President, North American Consumer Markets, Gary Jones as Vice-President OEM Applications and the promotion of Laurent Lafite to the position of Vice-President Marketing and Global Strategy.
Tom Clark joins ICP Solar having completed a mandate as General Manager at West Marine, one of ICP Solar's most important channel partners. His career spans over 20 years of automotive aftermarket product sales and marketing management. His keen understanding of retail programs will further enhance our market position in North America.
Gary Jones brings with him over 25 years of broad-based business experience with emphasis in outdoor, marine and backyard products and markets. His areas of expertise include: Marketing and Strategic Planning, Brand Licensing and Management, Start-Ups and New Product Launches, Product Design and Merchandising. Having spent several years as a Vice President at The Coleman Company, his knowledge of key OEM strategic industries that can benefit from ICP Solar's offerings will be important in the development of these channels.
"We are delighted to welcome Tom and Gary to our team. ICP Solar will benefit from their remarkable sales careers and contacts, particularly their consumer and program management experience," commented Sass Peress, Chairman of the Board and CEO of ICP Solar. "The addition of these two executives will further enhance our market penetration, now that we have launched and are fully stocked with inventory of products developed last year. Tom's positioning in Southern California and Gary's in the Mid-West, put them in close proximity to the markets that we wish to expand. Laurent's promotion is in line with his tremendous contribution in the first few months of his mandate with ICP Solar and the impact that his career as a Director of Marketing at Intel has already had at many levels of our marketing and technology directions".
About ICP Solar Technologies, Inc.
ICP Solar is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar cells and solar cell based products and building materials. Through the application of next-generation technologies and use of proprietary intellectual design, the Company aims to be the industry's innovation leader. For the past 19 years, ICP Solar has led the consumer market through innovation and has now begun to apply that same philosophy to the OEM, rooftop and power generation segments of the solar industry.
ICP Solar's management has over 50 years of experience in the solar energy sector. The company's headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada, and additional locations in the USA, Spain, Ireland and France. Corporate information may be found at www.icpsolar.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements herein include, but are not limited to, the expected expansion of our solar solutions into Europe Middle East, Asia and Africa. Our actual results may differ materially from those implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to, overall industry environment, customer acceptance of our products, delay in the introduction of new products, further approvals of regulatory authorities, adverse court rulings, production and/or quality control problems, the denial, suspension or revocation of permits or licenses by regulatory or governmental authorities, termination or non-renewal of customer contracts, competitive pressures and general economic conditions, and our financial condition. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in more detail in our most recent SB-2 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required by applicable laws, and you are urged to review and consider disclosures that we make in the reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission that discuss other factors germane to our business.
For further information:
ICP Solar Technologies Inc., 514-270-5770
Sass Peress, Chairman and CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurent Lafite, VP Marketing and Global Strategy, email@example.com