Press Release

Astrum Solar Appoints Jose Ramos Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing and Technology Veteran Brings Track Record of Brand and Demand Growth to Regional Solar Leader

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD (December 9, 2013) – Astrum Solar, a leading national full-service residential solar provider headquartered in the Eastern U.S., today announced the appointment of Jose Ramos as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he will build and lead a team of talented marketers to drive the next stage of Astrum’s growth. Ramos brings over fifteen years of marketing, operations and strategy experience with Fortune 500 and pre-IPO companies. Prior to joining Astrum, he served as Director of Demand Generation and Analytics at Blu Homes, a privately-held builder of precision-engineered, luxury prefab homes. Prior to that, Ramos was Director of Media Strategy and Marketing Analytics at SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY). Ramos has also held positions at Universal McCann and MRM Worldwide—both marketing agencies held by Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), Sun Microsystems, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

“Jose’s proven results of promoting business growth within client and agency-side marketing roles, inside and outside of the solar industry, makes him a great fit for our company as we look to significantly scale our market presence,” said Vadim Polikov, Astrum Solar’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Joining Astrum at this phase of its lifecycle is incredibly exciting,” said Ramos. “Our company has earned a high level of customer satisfaction and respect due to its relentless focus on providing the best solar experience in the industry. I look forward to the challenge of growing our customer base in our existing and future markets.”

Ramos also has over ten years of leadership experience within the non-profit sector, currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society’s California Division. He earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering at the University of California at Davis, as well as an MBA degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

About Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar is a leading national full-service residential solar provider headquartered in the Eastern U.S., serving homeowners and small businesses in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Astrum Solar’s mission is to spread solar power to the rooftops of America and to ensure that its customers get the most out of their solar panels: the most energy generated, the most electricity savings, the most beneficial environmental impact, and the most joy each time they see a sunny day. Astrum Solar was on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List in 2012 and 2013. (