Paul Montesino Named Global Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the Lighting Controls & Accessories Division

SARASOTA, Fla., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mel Interiano CEO of Evolucia Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: ILED) announces today the appointment of Paul Montesino as the company's Global Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the Lighting Controls and Accessories Division.  Montesino brings 16 years of lighting sales and marketing experience and joins the Evolucia Strategic Executive Team.  He will be responsible for global product marketing, field and application engineering and technical customer service.

"Paul Montesino brings the right balance of extensive product knowledge and market intelligence to quickly move Evolucia to the next level in sales and product development," said Mel Interiano, CEO. "His background and drive will help our company launch our next generation of interior and exterior lighting solutions, as well as move our company into the growing intelligent lighting controls and accessories space."

During his lighting career, Montesino has held manufacturer's representative, energy management consultant positions at various energy services organizations.  He was business development manager for Philips Lighting and a Product Marketing Manager for Osram Sylvania where he was instrumental in delivering successful years of positive sales growth for the Solid State Lighting Group in the Refrigeration and General Lighting market segments.

Most recently, Montesino served Director of Sales and Business Development for eldoLED Americas where he successfully executed the North American business strategy for LED Drivers and Controllers for the OEM market and at the same time developed the company's product performance message to Lighting Designers and Specifier agents. 

"The Evolucia product portfolio is growing with the addition of next generation infrastructure lighting solutions, interior and exterior retrofit products and intelligent control systems.  I am excited to be part of a company on the threshold of dramatic growth and proud to be joining a dedicated team of lighting experts," Montesino said.

Montesino has a Bachelor's degree in Management with a Master's of Science Degree in Information Management from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.  He is also Lighting Certified through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). 

About Evolucia Inc.

Evolucia Inc. is an industry pioneer in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of high performance LED lighting systems to the global lighting markets.  Evolucia received the United States Department of Energy's highest award for lighting within the LED category, and has installed thousands of its fixtures at military bases, universities, municipalities, and large commercial entities.  Evolucia's LED lighting products are sold under the brand, Evolucia Lighting (www.evolucialighting.com).

All Evolucia products offer highly energy efficient, durable, commercial-grade LED lighting for both indoor and outdoor applications. The company's award winning cobra head and shoe box fixtures employ Evolucia's proprietary Aimed Optics™ technology, which increases light levels and visibility by strategically directing light to the target area.  Evolucia fixtures require 50%-80% less energy than traditional lighting, and last for approximately 12 years without maintenance.

More information about Evolucia Inc and its LED lighting systems is available in the company's Securities and Exchange filings, which can be found at www.sec.gov or at www.evolucialighting.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements made by Evolucia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Evolucia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Evolucia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.

SOURCE Evolucia Inc.



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