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Don Lewinski Hired as VP of Sales of Macro Energy

NEW YORK, NY, November 3, 2016 – Macro Energy announced today the hiring of Don Lewinski as Vice President of Sales. Macro is a provider of turnkey lighting solutions for commercial facilities nationwide. The company is an authorized representative of numerous American-made manufacturers, representing the best-in-class energy-efficient fixtures. Macro Energy is a portfolio company of River Hollow Partners, a New York based, lower middle market private equity firm.

Before joining Macro, Mr. Lewinski was the Director of Channel Sales for a Midwest based LED company. Don has used his successful sales management background in the sales and marketing of commercial and industrial lighting products, including LED, sensors and integrated controls technologies. Working for companies such as Osram, Sensity Systems and Lime Energy, Don has acquired a wealth of experience and significant knowledge in relation to both lighting and controls platforms. This experience gives Don the ability to help provide the optimal turnkey energy-efficient solutions for the customer. Don's focus and responsibilities in joining Macro Energy will be to manage existing customers as well as new partners in key industrial/commercial vertical markets as well as build out the sales organization. Don received his BA from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

Macro Energy’s President Steve Herchenrider shared, “I’m thrilled to be able to welcome Don to the Company and have him become an integral part of the Macro Energy team. His breadth of national sales experience across fixtures and control systems is a huge asset to our growing company.” Mr. Lewinski said, “It’s extremely exciting to be joining the Macro Energy team. With the ever changing enhancements in LED technology, including sensors and controls, there has never been an opportunity like today to offer customers a true integrated lighting solution. Representing Macro Energy, I will be able to offer customers a complete turnkey lighting solution that will include best-in-class technologies, complete project management and funding solutions through strategic relationships.”

ABOUT RIVER HOLLOW PARTNERS

River Hollow Partners, founded in 2013, is a lower mid-market private equity firm focused on "better for you" consumer products and retail brands that improve the lives of their customers, value added business services and specialized manufacturing businesses. Details on the firm and portfolio can be found at www.riverhollowpartners.com.

For more information on River Hollow Partners, contact Adam Deutsch at adeutsch@riverhollowpartners.com.


Macro Energy Promotes Steve Herchenrider to President

NEW YORK, NY, August 26, 2016 – River Hollow Partners announced the promotion of Steve Herchenrider to President of their portfolio company Macro Energy Services. Macro is a provider of turnkey lighting solutions for commercial facilities nationwide. The company is an authorized representative of numerous American-made manufacturers, representing the best-in-class energy-efficient fixtures.

Mr. Herchenrider joined Macro Energy in 2011 after working as a sales engineer for a Philadelphia based HVAC company. Upon joining Macro Energy as Director of Operations, he implemented in house design and engineering services, which drastically cut proposal turn time and significantly increased proposal capacity. In addition, Steve revamped the project management process which allowed for expanded capacity and exceptional results on projects ranging from large national roll outs, to small single location retrofits. He has successfully completed projects in the US and Canada for public and private corporations. In addition to streamlining the survey and project management processes at Macro Energy, Mr. Herchenrider has worked to develop and implement on-boarding processes for both engineering and sales that ensure drastically shorter ramp times for new hires. His focus since joining Macro Energy has been to develop and refine processes that allow Macro Energy to scale quickly. Mr. Herchenrider received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Construction Project Management.

Chairman Charlie Baynes-Reid said, "Since our investment in 2015, Macro’s significant progress and continued success has been in no small part due to the continued drive, commitment and expertise of Steve in terms of developing the broader capabilities of his team as well as spearheading multiple client relationships and strategic initiatives. Whilst we had a great amount of respect and high hopes for Steve when we first made our investment, he has repeatedly exceeded those expectations. As a result it is with great pleasure that we promote Steve to the role of President. We look forward to continuing to build on our most recent successes, growing the team and the company, under his leadership."

Mr. Herchenrider shared, "I am excited about the growth that Macro has seen in the past year since partnering with River Hollow, and even more excited about the explosive growth of the LED industry. Macro Energy is better positioned than ever for strong growth in 2016 and beyond."

ABOUT RIVER HOLLOW PARTNERS

River Hollow Partners, founded in 2013, is a lower mid-market private equity firm focused on "better for you" consumer products and retail brands that improve the lives of their customers, value added business services and specialized manufacturing businesses. Details on the firm and portfolio can be found at www.riverhollowpartners.com.

For more information on River Hollow Partners, contact Adam Deutsch at adeutsch@riverhollowpartners.com.