Precision-Paragon P2 Executive Receives International Award

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Lumina Award recognizes dedication to the lighting management industry

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NALMCO gives the Lumina Award in recognition of extraordinary leadership, dedication and commitment to NALMCO and the lighting management industry.

Ray Pustinger, Precision-Paragon P2’s vice president and general manager, was recently honored with an international award recognizing leadership in the lighting management industry.

The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) gives the Lumina Award in recognition of extraordinary leadership, dedication and commitment to NALMCO and the lighting management industry.

Pustinger, who serves on NALMCO’s board of directors, helped spearhead the PEERS Alliance (The Program for Energy Efficiency through Responsible Stimulus), a grassroots initiative that sought matching government funds for existing state and utility energy efficiency rebates.

He assisted in the creation of the Web site, cultivated support from key sponsors and communicated the importance of the alliance to government officials and industry leaders.

Along with two other members of NALMCO’s board, Pustinger traveled to Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2009 to personally meet with members of Congress to increase the awareness of NALMCO and the PEERS Alliance.

Pustinger has been active in the energy efficiency industry since 1989. He joined Precision-Paragon P2 in 2001 and has managed the business’s growth from a regional company with annual revenue of $3 million to serving energy service companies nationwide with $44 million annual revenue. He holds one of NALMCO’s highest professional certifications – the CLMC, or Certified Lighting Management Consultant.

Pustinger received the Lumina Award at NALMCO’s 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

About NALMCO: The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies has been the voice of the lighting industry since 1953. Over the course of six decades, NALMCO has been on the cutting edge of technological advances and best practices in the lighting industry. The association offers opportunities to members for networking, certification and referrals and provides a forum to facilitate new ideas and business opportunities within the lighting industry.
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About the PEERS Alliance: The PEERS Alliance was formed to encourage the government to direct $16 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s nearly $800 billion to support energy efficiency retrofit programs. The initiative worked to provide a conduit for stimulus dollars to enter the economy, produce measurable results, create jobs, reduce pollution and increase the nation`s energy independence.
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About Precision-Paragon P2: For nearly 20 years, P2 has made high-quality, indoor-and-outdoor energy efficient lighting products for just about any setting -- including retail, commercial and industrial spaces. P2’s energy-efficient lighting drastically cuts energy consumption, creating big cost savings and significant environmental benefits. Over the last two decades, P2 has earned a reputation for going the extra distance in customer service and producing high quality, American-made products. P2 products are manufactured in Gainesville, Fla., Hudson, Wis., and at the company’s headquarters in Yorba Linda, Calif.
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