SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunergy, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:SNEY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Garrett Hale as President, CEO and Director. Mr. Hale replaces Larry Max Bigler as Interim President and CEO and Mr. Bigler continues to serve as Director and Chairman of The Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Bigler joined Sunergy in August of 2012 and assumed the duties of Interim President and CEO until a suitable full time President and CEO could be installed. Mr. Hale has been involved in Sunergy's wholly owned subsidiary, Allied Mining and Supply, LLC since its inception and has extensive knowledge of its operations in Sierra Leone. He has postponed another career opportunity to assume this leadership role in our Company. He has served on Sunergy's Advisory Board since August, 2012.
Garrett Hale has been a leading businessman in Napa Valley, Ca for over 27 years, where he formed multiple small corporations. After graduation in pre med at UC Davis, Ca., Garrett founded multiple small businesses including his advertising company, construction management and lending companies, retail lighting contracting corporation and was the co-founder in the formation of a med mal insurance company out of Austin Texas, "Advocate MD", where he played a major role in funding the startup capital for the formation and initial development of the corporation. Garrett was one of the initial principals involved in the formation of Allied Mining and Supply, LLC where he raised the seed capital for its formation and early operations prior to Sunergy's acquisition in October, 2010.
Garrett states, "In my career and all my corporations, I have never lost my investors' Capital, and in fact stayed through until they received a profit. I may appear to be a small business man, managing 5 to 50 employees, but the only game I know is profit. I am able to physically take hold of management and relations duties, and personally go to Sierra Leone and integrate my business skills with the locals as well as work with our team in Sierra Leone, Hans Strand, Sunergy's Country Administrator, Wilfred Ullrich our dredgemaster and Tayyib Bah, our Country Director in furthering the development of this company and making this enterprise highly profitable for our shareholders. Previous years exploration work has led Sunergy to the point where it is ready for production and it is now time for me and my 'hands on approach' to go to Sierra Leone and insure that this operation is successful."
Larry Max Bigler says: "I am very pleased to have Garrett Hale assume the permanent duties of President and CEO. He has been involved in the Allied Mining venture for many years and has extensive knowledge of its operations. I have enjoyed getting to know Garrett during his service on our Advisory Board and feel confident that he will be a great addition to Management."Our Board now consists of 4 members: Garrett Hale, President and CEO, Larry Max Bigler, CPA, Robert Levich, PGeol, West African Operations Manager and Gary Houck, Finance and Marketing Director. Further information about Management is available on our website. An 8-k will be filed shortly. More news about our ongoing and planned operations will be forthcoming shortly.