SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in sustainable, energy-efficient lighting and controls systems and ultraviolet-c light disinfection products for the commercial, military maritime and consumer markets, today announced that Bob Smyles has been appointed Senior Director, Head of Government Sales. Mr. Smyles responsibilities include the coordination and direct sales of Energy Focus mission-critical military and commercial product lines and new technologies to U.S. and U.S. ally navies, all branches of the U.S. armed services, and U.S. federal, state and local governments, including DoD commercial real estate.
Mr. Smyles is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Flight Officer, and holds an MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD where he graduated summa cum laude. He has most recently served as Executive Vice President, Sales at BOSS Controls, a Pittsburgh based technology company in the energy management and sustainability space, including selling Energy Savings as a Service to city, county, and federal governments. Mr. Smyles also has significant experience in successively advanced roles selling technology solutions to the U.S. Navy, Army, and Coast Guard at Eid Passport, Inc. out of Annapolis, MD.
Steve Socolof, Chairman and Interim CEO of Energy Focus commented, “This is a strategic hire to reinvest in the military maritime channel for the Company as we sustain and grow our government and military business. Bob really impressed us with his record of success in selling technology to U.S. armed forces and government agencies. Our military-spec lighting and commercial EnFocus™ and RedCap® product lines are a perfect fit for the demonstrated needs that our government agencies have for sustainable, human-centric circadian and emergency lighting solutions.”
“Joining Energy Focus at this pivotal time in the company’s development is an exciting new role for me in my career as a sales professional,” said Mr. Smyles. “Building a team to sell innovative lighting technologies and products that will enhance the health and protect the men and women who serve through our military and government agencies is a winning scenario that I am extremely happy and honored to be a part of.”
About Energy Focus
Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of sustainable light-emitting diode (“LED”) lighting and lighting control technologies and solutions, as well as UV-C Disinfection technologies and solutions. As the creator of the first flicker-free LED lamps, Energy Focus develops high quality LED lighting products and controls that provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, as well as aesthetics, safety, health and sustainability benefits over conventional lighting. Our EnFocus™ lighting control platform enables existing and new buildings to provide quality, convenient and affordable, dimmable and color-tunable, circadian and human-centric lighting capabilities. In addition, our patent-pending UVCD technologies and products aim to provide effective, reliable and affordable UVCD solutions for buildings, facilities and homes. Energy Focus’ customers include U.S. and U.S. ally navies, U.S. federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Since 2007, Energy Focus has installed approximately 900,000 lighting products across the U.S. Navy fleet, including tubular LEDs, waterline security lights, explosion-proof globes and berth lights, saving more than five million gallons of fuel and 300,000 man-hours in lighting maintenance annually. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio. For more information, visit our website at www.energyfocus.com.