TCP Announces Bill Tortora as New SVP C&I

Jan 4, 2016

Lighting industry connoisseur to lead TCP’s Commercial and Industrial Channel

AURORA, Ohio, January 4, 2016 – Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP),  a leading global manufacturer of energy efficient lighting technologies, today announced that Bill Tortora will assume the role of Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial (C&I).

“I am extremely pleased to have Bill join TCP in this critically important role,” said TCP’s CEO Kaj den Daas. “Bill’s vast experience with electrical distribution and the commercial lighting market will be a true asset to continue TCP’s growth within the channel.  His past performance has proven his effectiveness within distribution and we are lucky to welcome him to the TCP team.”

“I am delighted to join TCP,” said Tortora. “I have watched TCP grow and develop over the years and am excited to be a part of their continued success. Having spent my entire career in the lighting industry, I am ready to be a part of an organization that has the ability to adapt and change as quickly as the lighting market does.”

Bill has significant experience in the lighting industry serving in various capacities at Philips Lighting North America. During his tenure with Philips Lighting, Bill held various leadership positions including Vice President of Strategic Distribution and Distributor Channel Strategy; Vice President of Sales for the US Lamp and Ballast Divisions; and Zone Sales Leader for the Northeast.

Bill holds a BS in Accounting from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania and a MBA from CW Post University in New York.

About TCP
Founded in 1993 with its North America headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, Technical Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of TCP International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), is a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP’s extensive product offerings include LED and CFL lamps and fixtures, internet-based lighting control solutions and other energy efficient lighting products. TCP has the largest combined number of LED and CFL ENERGY STAR® compliant lighting products, and is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, visit https://www.tcpi.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release may constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including those related to the timing and outcome of TCP’s executive transition.  Actual results may differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this release, due to, among other reasons, ancillary or unforeseen implications of TCP’s executive transition. TCP expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update such forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

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