6.1.2006: Meldung: Active Power, Inc.: New Vice President of Sales for EMEA Markets

Active Power Hires VP of Sales for EMEA Markets
Thursday January 5, 2:04 pm ET

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 / Active Power, Inc. today announced that Ian Bitterlin has joined the company to lead the sales efforts for the European, Middle East, and African (EMEA) markets. Ian"s appointment reinforces Active Power"s strategy to dramatically grow its global power solutions business.

Ian joins Active Power from Emerson Network Power, where he was Managing Director for the UK and Holland. While at Emerson, he had P&L and operational responsibility for the Sales and Service aspects of the business. He re- established Emerson"s name as a key player in the power protection industry in the UK and Europe where he developed new markets and channels, and provided significant commercial and operational improvements for internal controls which resulted in enhanced overall market competitiveness.

Prior to Emerson, Ian held roles as Sales Director and Chief Technology Officer at ICW Power where he designed innovative critical power and cooling solutions for numerous Internet Data Center clients. Ian was also Managing Director of UK Sales and Service for Liebert-Europe, where he managed sales initiatives through direct means, as well as via distributors, resellers, and contractors.

Earlier in his career, he spent seven years as the UK Sales Director for Piller, a manufacturer of static, rotary and diesel UPS systems. In this role, Ian was the subject matter expert at numerous conferences covering critical power and power quality topics.

"Ian represents an important hire in a series of sales and marketing investments Active Power is making to enhance its global positioning as a significant power quality product and service solutions provider," said Jim Clishem, President and COO of Active Power. "His knowledge and experience in the international markets will accelerate our growth and credibility in EMEA. We are proud to have Ian join our executive management team and look forward to the significant contributions that will result for Active Power."

About Active Power:

Active Power, Inc. (http://www.activepower.com ) designs, manufactures and markets battery-free power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today"s digital economy. An ISO 9001- registered company, Active Power is the first to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system that provides a highly reliable, low-cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in conventional power quality installations. Active Power has also recently developed a new battery-free extended runtime product line (CoolAir(TM)) based on its proprietary thermal and compressed air storage technology. For more information visit http://www.activepower.com , e-mail info@activepower.com or call toll free 877-BUYACPW (289-2279).

Active Power Contacts:

Michael Chibib, Investors, 512.744.9453,

Derek Jones, Corporate Communications, 512.744.9210,

Source: Active Power, Inc.
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