We are delighted to tap into Howard's expertise in business development, joint ventures, and real estate. His drive and creativity will help make WePOWER a success by ensuring that wind technology is accessible to new markets everywhere
Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2009
WePOWER, LLC , a developer of global clean energy solutions, announced today the appointment of seasoned entrepreneur Howard Makler as Executive Vice President of Business Development.
Makler brings to WePOWER a nearly-20 year track record of success in niche marketing, entrepreneurship, and business development. Before joining WePOWER, Makler founded and sold two successful companies, each of which became the largest in its category due to innovative strategies and creative leadership. Makler transformed gaming by pioneering a new entertainment environment called Howie's Game Shack, which quickly became the nation's largest technology-based interactive game center. He engineered groundbreaking partnerships for the venture including collaborations with Intel, nVIDIA, Monster Energy, and Electronic Arts. He also founded and was Chairman and COO of Excess Space Retail Services, the largest national company specializing in surplus real estate disposition and lease renegotiation for major retail chains, where he increased revenues from 20-75% annually, and put $2.2 billion in capital back to work for retailers.
Makler is in-demand as a speaker, and served as Senior Professor at the International Council of Shopping Centers' School of Leasing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for ten years. Makler has been quoted by ABC News, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal.
At WePOWER, Makler will be responsible for establishing retail and wholesale distribution channels, strategic partnerships, and licensing agreements for all market segments including wind farms, cell towers, outdoor advertising, and commercial and residential properties. Makler will also spearhead development of a variety of new clean energy solutions.
"We are delighted to tap into Howard's expertise in business development, joint ventures, and real estate. His drive and creativity will help make WePOWER a success by ensuring that wind technology is accessible to new markets everywhere," said WePOWER founder, Chairman, and CEO Marvin Winkler.
"With overwhelming demand for our turbines, our challenge will be to grow wisely, keeping customer satisfaction at the heart of everything we do," said Makler. "It is an honor to help usher in an era of cleantech energy and establish micro-utilities that enable communities, businesses, and individuals to produce their own electricity."
WePOWER develops global clean energy solutions. WePOWER's vertical axis wind turbines operate in both low and high winds. WePOWER turbines can be used in urban, suburban, and rural environments to deliver clean energy to homeowners, businesses, developers, and wind farms worldwide. With few moving parts, the patented airfoil design is virtually vibration-, noise-, and maintenance-free, WePOWER turbines provide an attractive clean energy solution that is safe for people and birds.
For more information please visit http://www.wepower.us.