Matt Russell, the Chairman of the Board and visionary founder of ProCents, brings his extensive experience in energy savings and technology to the forefront. With a keen eye for identifying market gaps, Matt is wholeheartedly committed to addressing these needs. His unwavering passion for facilitating connections and fostering growth in buyer-seller relationships gave birth to ProCents.
Based in Cumming, GA, Matt is a distinguished professional holding two MBAs in International Business and Human Resources from the Keller Graduate School of Management, as well as a BA in Sales & Marketing from DeVry University.
Matt's credentials include being a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), a Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC), and a Lighting Certified (LC).
Beyond his role at ProCents, Matt actively collaborates with various Electrical & Lighting organizations to shape the industry's future. He also dedicates his time to volunteer work at his local church. Matt's diverse interests encompass football, golf, sports car racing, and globe-trotting adventures.
A 32-year veteran in the lighting industry, Devon Anderson has amassed a great deal of occupational currency in the form or relationships, partnerships, and long-standing friendships. Devon Anderson excels at building, creating, and engaging strategic initiatives, growth, and change. And, his experience in the industry around the IoT, wireless technology, and application-based design provides a one-two punch Support Beast for all of those he serves.
As the President of ProCents, Devon’s experience, industry relationship, and strategic strengths will be a valuable and exciting new addition to fulfilling the promise provided by the ProCents brand!
“I am extremely excited to be working with Matt Russell (CEO/Chairman of the Board) and the other Board members. I have great respect for all of them and could not ask for a more professional or experienced team – Let’s Do This!" ~~ Devon P. Anderson
Devon holds an MBA from WGU (Western Governor's University) and a BS Business Management from GCU (Grand Canyon University)
With 20+ years in the Lighting and Controls business and with multiple accreditations, JR is owns several business and is looking to help companies grow. He is also a former Section President of IES Nashville Section and a Gold Star member!
JR Edens, "I am extremely excited to be apart of this great company’s Board."
Nate has spent the last 4 years learning from stakeholders in all aspects of the lighting industry, from manufacturing all the way through to the end user and everywhere in between. This has given him the advantage of decades of knowledge from many of the industries best, and understanding the needs and concerns of stakeholders on all ends of the equation gives him unique perspective on how to move the industry forward.
Flemming Jensen is the Sr, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Espen Technology. In this role he is responsible for all sales and Marketing activities at the company.
Currently, he is in the process of relocating to the company headquarters in Southern California where he will fulfill his responsibilities of driving all sales and marketing activities for ESPEN Technology.
Flemming has been in the Lighting industry for many years spending time working with, among others, Sylvania, Phillips, SLI Lighting and Havells USA.
The technology in lighting has changed tremendously over the last several years and the challenge to keep up is never ending. Fleming was born and grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and he and his wife enjoy visiting family in the old country as often as is possible.
As the managing director of National Efficiency Supply (NES), a specialty retrofit distributor, John utilizes his years of experience in various roles within the energy efficiency industry. This experience has enabled him to help launch a new and innovated business model within the marketplace. John has been able to bring the best value in specialty distribution to the end-user and ESCO alike delivering energy efficiency lighting, EV charging, and heat pump retrofit material in a format customized to the needs and wants of the customer.
Prior to launching NES in 2013, John spent 15 years in the lighting market working in national account and ESCO sales for the nation's leading electrical distributors and the leading universal waste recycling company. More recently, John worked as a business development manager and a design and implementation manager for Horizon Energy Services where he sold and or designed and implemented projects that are saving customers millions of dollars in electrical and gas usage and have improved the appearance and functionality of their facilities.
John earned a Master’s Degree in Management from Cambridge College, completed his undergraduate work in Business Administration at UMASS Boston, and has been a CLMC (certified lighting management consultant) since 2008. `
Molly Reams Thompson
From the moment her feet hit the floor in the morning, Molly Thompson is constantly thinking about how to implement big ideas, challenge the status quo, and inspire others; her DNA consists of experiential entrepreneurship, strategy and curiosity.
Nearly three decades in marketing, sales, and strategy have enabled her to develop expertise in local food systems, customer discovery, and strategic development. Her approach includes providing intensive strategic guidance, access to valuable resources and thoughtful, collaborative communication. Her colorful background as an entrepreneur began on Super Bowl Sunday in January, 2000 when Molly and three girlfriends set out to define what it meant to live outrageously. The result was I Am Diva: Every Woman’s Guide to Outrageous Living (2003, AOL/Time Warner). They created and taught workshops used globally by thousands of women. Since then, Molly has been sharing her insights and expertise and boldly forging new paths as a co-founder, investor, multi-million dollar fundraiser, mentor to hundreds of entrepreneurs and dozens of startups, and board member to numerous companies/organizations.
These days, you can find Molly developing *bright* ideas at the helm of Perrysburg Energy, a full-service LED lighting, energy procurement and solar company she and her husband started in 2016. Perrysburg Energy is proud to have completed over 3.5 Million square feet of LED lighting upgrades - that’s more than 40,000 LED lights installed! - and provided more than $325,000 in rebates.
What’s the best startup Molly’s created? Avery and Jack, 20-year old twins, co-founded with her husband, Scott.
Bill Fricker is the President of LED Advisors where he designs and installs turnkey lighting projects for medium to large commercial customers. Prior to establishing LED Advisors, Bill was a Regional Director for Titan LED for a number of years. During that time he learned the LED Lighting industry from the inside out to educate himself on what constitutes a quality LED product. With that knowledge he established LED Advisors in January of 2016 and grew the company by representing quality LED Lighting manufacturers to his network of customers.
Bill has earned a BS degree in Business Marketing and Personnel Management from Wright State University. He also served as President for three companies throughout his career to season himself to grow any business from the ground up.
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