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John “Jack” Schneider, Former Managing Director of Allen & Co. Joins Envision Solar International Board of Directors
Seasoned Advertising and Media executive to help grow the Company’s sustainable media and outdoor advertising business
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – April 10th, 2014 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) a leading renewable energy media and branding product company, today announced the addition of Jack Schneider, formerly Managing Director of Allen & Co. LLC, to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Schneider spent more than 34 years as a Managing Director at Allen & Co. LLC, the premier investment house in the media and entertainment sector. His addition to the Envision team brings an unparalleled level of experience and relationships as the Company takes advantage of the significant opportunities at the nexus of Renewable Energy and the outdoor media vertical. Mr. Schneider brings a wealth of M&A experience from Allen & Co. and his long-term relationships with other leaders in technology, media and entertainment open doors to significant new opportunities for Envision. He has been a Member of the Advisory Boards of Loton, Corp. since October 4, 2013; the Mandalay Digital Group, Inc. since April 19, 2011; IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. since October 2011 and NeuMedia, Inc. since April 19, 2011. He also served as a Director at Stratus Media Group, Inc. Mr. Schneider also pioneered The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, widely considered one of the most influential gatherings of international business leaders, annually. Mr. Schneider served on the Board of the National Mentoring Partnership for 12 years, and as Chairman of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis for 25 years.
“We have developed a suite of high value and high quality renewably energized products for the outdoor advertising and media industry,” stated Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision. “Jack’s M&A experience from Allen & Co. and his long-term relationships with other leaders in the media and entertainment community will open doors to new opportunities for Envision and our products in the brand-new and rapidly growing sustainable media distribution and advertising sectors.”
“I am very excited to join the Envision team and Board,” Mr. Schneider commented. “With exploding market opportunities in the targeted sectors and the diversified environmentally beneficial products that Envision offers, I believe the Company is very well positioned for strong growth while helping our planet. I look forward to witnessing and contributing to the company’s progress in coming years.”
About Envision Solar International, Inc.:
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, proprietary and architecturally accretive renewable energy media and branding systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s flagship products include the patent-pending EV ARC™, patented Solar Tree® array and Solar Tree® Socket™, solar media and branding platforms with EnvisionTrak™, a proprietary and patented solar tracker, and SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.
Based in San Diego, the company integrates only the highest quality components into its Made in America products ensuring long and trouble free service and timeless beautification of the parking lots they serve. This unique approach to the industry allows the company’s commercial and institutional customers to take full advantage of the value creation associated with transforming parking lots into beautiful, shaded, renewable energy generation plants shrouded in the “Green Halo.” Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information on Envision Solar, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746-0514.
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