BALTIMORE, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Babik recently joined CPower in the role of Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development. In this position, Mr. Babik will manage all aspects of CPower's strategic initiatives, business development, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He will work to develop and execute strategies that drive continued profitable growth while adding additional capabilities for our customers. He will report to John Horton, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPower. "Jason's extensive background and expertise in business development as well as M&A in the energy industry will accelerate our efforts to grow CPower both organically and through continued acquisitions. We're very excited that he has joined the CPower team to help us achieve our goal of helping our customers reduce their energy spend," said Mr. Horton. Mr. Babik joins CPower from Direct Energy Business where his business development leadership brought Direct Energy into the solar and data analytics space. Prior to this, he held several corporate development and financial roles at Westinghouse Electric and in the telecommunications equipment sector. Mr. Babik brings years of experience and expertise to CPower, which has been strengthening its strategic product offering by integrating its core competencies in demand response and energy management with some of the nation's largest storage, solar, wind and building management system solution providers. "CPower is an industry leader in Demand Response stemming from a best in class software and operations backbone and a deep understanding of how customers can benefit from a range of demand management programs. I'm looking forward to finding innovative ways to leverage these strengths to provide simple impactful solutions to our customers," Mr. Babik commented of his new role with CPower.