Energy Services Veterans Brian Coker and Derek Gault Join Leading Solar Mounting Systems Manufacturer

Youngstown, Ohio--January 7, 2014- Today, Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, announces the appointment of two senior PV solar

professionals: Brian Coker as Senior Sales Executive for the Southwest and Hawaii and Derek Gault as Senior Sales Executive for the Southeastern United States.

Coker brings more than ten years of commercial and utility scale solar project development experience to his new position, having served most recently as Western Regional Manager for Canadian Solar focusing on utility scale projects and distribution markets in the Western US. His prior experience includes senior sales and business development positions at LG Solar, Sharp Solar, BP Solar International and for Shell Solar industries, where he was honored for superior sales and customer service efforts.

Gault comes to Solar FlexRack after five years in sales at DPW Solar, a subsidiary of Preformed Line Products in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he led the sales growth for the company's PV mounting and racking products, working with solar installers, developers, and distributors across the Southeast and Midwest. Prior to this, he worked in sales for Dos-Sol Imports and the Minarik Corporation. Gault served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1997-2002, where he was a RADAR repairman, crew chief and trainer.

"Both Brian and Derek have outstanding track records in successfully executing large, complex solar projects," noted Steve Daniel, Solar FlexRack's Executive Vice President of Sales. "They bring the end to end technical and project delivery skills that our EPC and installer partners value."

About Solar FlexRack
As a division of Northern States Metals, Solar FlexRack offers ground and tracking systems; along with a number of engineering and field support services. The company has over 860 MW of solar racking installations in place in twenty-seven states across America and four countries globally.
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