SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Power, the energy company that has saved its customers millions of dollars on their electric bills while greening the power grid, has been named a finalist in two categories of The 2012 American Business Awards. The company is a finalist in the Company of the Year category for Energy, and Co-founder and CEO Kerry Breitbart is a finalist in the Executive of the Year category for Energy & Utilities. North American Power and Breitbart will ultimately be Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners in the program.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, and more than 140 business professionals nationwide chose finalists during preliminary judging in April and May. Companies as diverse as Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, ING DIRECT, NASCAR, Overstock.com, and YouSendIt are among those recognized as finalists.
"We are thrilled to have been recognized as a finalist among such a prestigious and accomplished group of companies and executives," said North American Power co-founder and CEO Kerry Breitbart. "This honor is a testament to the power of giving consumers the choice to take advantage of affordable and sustainable energy choices, while staying true to our core mission of social entrepreneurship, charitable giving and providing an opportunity to gain financial independence through our rapidly expanding customer referral program."
Within the $70 billion retail electricity and gas industry, North American Power is one of the fastest-growing energy suppliers in the country, a fact that recently earned the company a spot on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies. North American Power provides renewable energy that gives back to charity and delivers the power to earn each time a customer flips the switch. From its headquarters in South Norwalk, Connecticut, the company currently serves customers in deregulated energy markets including Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania with plans to expand to additional markets and introduce natural gas service later this year.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
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