New sales team to target SMBs in Illinois and Ohio

CHICAGO, March 5, 2014—PowerOne is increasing its presence in the competitive Midwestern energy market with the rollout of a new customer acquisition team. Based in the company’s headquarters in downtown Chicago, this new team will target small to medium businesses throughout Illinois and Ohio.

The team is comprised of proven energy sales professionals with existing contacts and years of experience in this highly competitive market. Management expects the Chicago team to be an excellent complement to the company’s commercial customer acquisition team in Costa Mesa, California.

“Expansion of customer acquisition efforts is a critical aspect of our business plan,” remarked George Wahbeh, PowerOne’s president and CEO. “This rollout will put highly experienced personnel in the middle of one of the nation’s hottest competitive energy markets. With the close cooperation of our suppliers, we are confident that we can meet or beat any current offering in the region, resulting in significant market share growth.”

While the company is developing its energy supply offerings, the team will sell through a number of suppliers who are highly competitive in the region. This will provide significant savings to business owners and operators interested in locking in lower rates for electricity and natural gas. PowerOne plans to continue growing its sales operations through the second quarter of 2014.