PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR) today announced that A. Dale Jenkins has been elected to the Board of Directors of the company, effective January 1, 2014.
Mr. Jenkins has served as the chief executive officer of Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina (Medical Mutual) and its subsidiary companies, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1995. Founded in 1975, Medical Mutual is a property/casualty insurance company that specializes in professional liability insurance for physicians and healthcare professionals. Additionally, Medical Mutual owns MMIC Holdings, LLC, which is an investment company focused on real estate opportunities.
From 1978 through 1994, Mr. Jenkins was with Ernst & Young LLP, including as a partner from 1987 until 1994. During his career at Ernst & Young, Mr. Jenkins was responsible for the direction of professional service teams that provided audit and consulting services to major clients of Ernst & Young, he led the Carolinas Insurance Practice and he was responsible for that firm’s recruiting effort at major universities in North Carolina. In addition, he lectured at numerous seminars and participated on a variety of committees at Ernst & Young.
“Dale’s substantial financial expertise and 20 years of experience leading a company directly serving the healthcare sector will be valuable to PowerSecure as healthcare continues to be a strong growth area for our distributed generation business. We are delighted to welcome Dale to PowerSecure’s Board of Directors,” said Sidney Hinton, chief executive officer of PowerSecure.About PowerSecure PowerSecure International, Inc. is a leading provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas of Interactive Distributed Generation ® (IDG ®), energy efficiency and utility infrastructure. The company is a pioneer in developing IDG ® power systems with sophisticated smart grid capabilities, including the ability to 1) forecast electricity demand and electronically deploy the systems to deliver more efficient, and environmentally friendly, power at peak power times, 2) provide utilities with dedicated electric power generation capacity to utilize for demand response purposes and 3) provide customers with the most dependable standby power in the industry. Its proprietary distributed generation system designs utilize a range of technologies to deliver power, including renewables. The company’s energy efficiency business develops energy efficient lighting technologies that improve the quality of light, including its proprietary EfficientLights ® LED lighting products for grocery, drug and convenience stores, and its SecureLite area light and PowerLite street lights for utilities and municipalities. 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