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Marc S. Byrnes Appointed to Energy Focus, Inc. Advisory Board

oswaldcompanies September 9, 2014

Oswald’s Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman of Oswald Companies, has been appointed to the Energy Focus, Inc. Advisory Board

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products, turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions and a developer of energy efficient lighting technology.Their solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting.Customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy, and many others.  Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with additional offices in Nashville, TN, and the United Kingdom.

“Energy Focus is on the verge of becoming one of the elite growth companies in the country by transforming the lighting landscape of businesses with its industry-leading LED products,” said Marc S. Byrnes.”I am honored to support their sales and marketing efforts in an advisory role.”

A fixture in the Northeast Ohio civic community, Byrnes served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Leadership Center (2010-2013), the preeminent organization for civic education of civic leaders; Co-Chair of the 2008-2009 United Way of Greater Cleveland’s campaign and was named the 2011 United Way Volunteer of the Year. He serves as Donor Chairman for United Way Board of Trustees as well as on the Executive Committee. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and Development Committee and Teach for America Advisory Board. He also serves on University School’s Advancement and Executive Committees and Board of Trustees and he received University School’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2012.

In addition, Byrnes serves as a Board Advisor to Energy Focus Inc., a publicly traded corporation; GBX Insurance; Public Square Partners; Referdia; Tailwind Technologies, Inc. and US Bank.  Both Crain’s Cleveland and Inside Business include him among the 100 most influential leaders in the Cleveland community. Byrnes served (2012-2013) as President of the 50 Club of Cleveland, the city’s largest leading business society.

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