Irvine, California, September 8, 2014- Phoenix Energy Technologies, a leading provider of Enterprise Energy Management software and services, is pleased to announce former president of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) Ron Rau as PhoenixET’s new Vice President of Operations.
“I am extremely excited about my new responsibilities guiding the operations of the company,” said Rau. “I will be ensuring we have the infrastructure, processes and procedures in place to bring the highest value proposition to our clients and our company in this time of growth. We have a solid base, tremendous leadership, and dedication throughout the organization, which made this role so appealing to me.”
Growing internally at a rapid rate to support the onboarding of several new customers, PhoenixET held their ground and was cautious to hire just any qualified professional as the company knew that this particular position was crucial to its successes.
“As we looked at what we needed for our next level of growth, we wanted to ensure we found the right candidate that possessed the right qualities to take us to the next level needed for the position,” said Lisa Varga, CEO of PhoenixET. “This position plays such a vital role to PhoenixET’s health and success, we decided to take our time with finding the perfect match, and Ron is it.”
Previously, Rau held the position as VP of OEM Sales for PhoenixET, and while he will have a hand in the OEM business development channels, Ron’s expertise and years of experience made him an excellent candidate for VP of Operations.
He brings an exceptional amount of knowledge and experience having been responsible for store and facility maintenance, energy services, non-merchandise procurement, retail operations and lifecycle management for over 35 years, with two Fortune 500 companies.
Rau has been extremely active in PRSM since its inception, serving on the board of directors for eight years, and served as president of the board for three years. In addition, Ron has been a frequent speaker at numerous conferences such as, Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities Services Seminars (SPECS), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and Visual Merchandising & Store Design.
About Phoenix Energy Technologies
Phoenix Energy Technologies is a strategic partner and leading provider of Enterprise Energy Management software and services in the retail sector. With a proven process to enable greater visibility, produce actionable information, and achieve optimized building performance, PhoenixET provides a 360° solution to reduce energy consumption and costs. For more information, visit .