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Pioneer Bolsters Executive Sales and Marketing Team with Top Industry Talent

Fort Lee, NJ, September 2, 2014 / PRNewswire / – Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPSI) a manufacturer of specialty electrical transmission and distribution equipment for applications in the utility, industrial and commercial markets, today announced the appointment of three new executives, significantly augmenting the company’s corporate sales and marketing organization.

“The investments we are making in our corporate sales and marketing staff are calculated and purposeful as we hire top industry talent and cultivate a results-driven sales culture to increase our top-line growth, reinforcing our competitive position as we look toward 2015 and beyond,” said Nathan Mazurek, Pioneer’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are pleased to welcome these individuals to become an essential part of our team, where I am confident their experience, technical abilities and contacts will prove invaluable to our current and prospective customers,” added Vince Visconti, General Manager of Pioneer’s Strategic Sales Group. “These three proven executives will rapidly get up to speed, enhancing the execution of our strategy to increase our project-driven order backlog, drive incremental revenue growth and profitability.”

Joining the Pioneer sales and marketing team are, in alphabetical order:

  • Stéphane Brouillette – Mr. Brouillette joins the Pioneer team as Marketing Manager where he will provide leadership, technical expertise and strategic direction for our newly expanded, power dry-type transformer offering. He will have a particular focus on large industrial customers and on engineering, procurement and construction firms in the Canadian market. He is highly regarded in the industry for his ability to marry deep technical skills with a practical approach to engineering custom solutions for complex applications. Mr. Brouillette joins the company from Hammond Power Solutions, where he held positions of increasing responsibility over the first 23 years of his career and made significant R&D contributions to that company’s patent portfolio.
  • Daniel Day – Mr. Day joins Pioneer’s Strategic Sales Group as Segment Manager – Transformers, with a focus on increasing the company’s power dry and liquid-filled transformer sales penetration in the OEM segment of the U.S. market. He has 16 years’ experience in the transformer business, most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Schaffner MTC, where he was instrumental to driving the company’s power magnetics sales in the North American market, particularly in the transit, mining and generator sectors, among others. Mr. Day got his start in the transformer business in 1992 at Virginia Transformer where he had direct responsibility for all sales activities in the OEM drive market segment. Following his tenure with Virginia Transformer, Mr. Day served in a leadership role with VFP, a manufacturer of prefabricated structures for the telecommunications, power and modular building industries, as the head of its sales and marketing group.
  • Brian Olsen – Mr. Olsen joins Pioneer’s Strategic Sales Group as a Senior Sales Representative where he will focus on increasing sales penetration in the mission critical market in the Northeast region of the U.S. With more than 13 years of industry experience, he joins the team from Schneider Electric where he was responsible for selling UPS & switchgear systems to facility management companies and large enterprise accounts. Prior to his time with Schneider, he served in several sales leadership roles with Emerson Network Power where he focused on the mission critical business segment in the Northeast region of the U.S. Mr. Olsen also previously served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Nathan Mazurek commented further, “The commitment we are making to our sales organization and technical expertise, as demonstrated by the addition of these three key individuals together with our existing and recently expanded team, will play an instrumental role in making our overall business more sustainable, more profitable and more predictable over the coming years while accelerating Pioneer’s growth.”

About Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc.
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. is a manufacturer of specialty electrical transmission and distribution equipment and provides through its operating subsidiaries a broad range of custom-engineered and general purpose solutions for electrical applications in the utility, industrial and commercial markets. The Company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and operates from eight additional locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for manufacturing, centralized distribution, engineering, sales and administration. To learn more about Pioneer, please visit our website at www.pioneerpowersolutions.com.

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