Procurian's Chad Gottesman Honored for Excellence and Leadership in Transforming Supply Chain and Procurement

Procurian's Chad Gottesman Honored for Excellence and Leadership in
Transforming Supply Chain and Procurement

Head of Procurian Energy Recognized for Advanced Approach to Driving Cost
Savings That Customers Can Use to Fuel Enterprise Growth

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Procurian announced that
Chad Gottesman, Head of Procurian Energy, has been named as one of Supply &
Demand Chain Executive's 2013 "Pros to Know." Supply & Demand Chain
Executive's "Pros to Know" is a listing of exceptional supply chain executives
who are leading initiatives to help prepare company supply chains for times

Gottesman was recognized for his vision, as well as his work with executives
from Fortune 1000 companies such as Diebold, Timken, Whirlpool, and Sun
Products to maximize and sustain energy savings and efficiencies through an
integrated end-to-end energy management solution. Gottesman brings twenty
years of experience to his role and is responsible for the overall strategy,
growth, and operations of Procurian Energy.

"Chad is a true industry luminary who has helped to set a new standard of
excellence in supply chain and procurement innovation," said Carl Guarino, CEO
of Procurian. "Long before this issue was on anyone else's radar, Chad
envisioned an end-to-end energy management solution that would help heavy
energy users reduce energy demand, simultaneously reduce supply-side costs,
and provide the mechanisms to prevent both from creeping back up over time.
This well-deserved recognition of Chad and his work also validates Procurian's
unique approach and offering, which helps our clients transform procurement
into a source of sustainable cost savings and strategic business impact."

Chad and the Procurian Energy team leverage Procurian's Specialized
Procurement Infrastructure™ to apply deep market intelligence and analytics as
they manage more than $4B in energy spend across more than sixty clients. On
the demand side, Procurian Energy deploys monitoring equipment, performs
continuous analysis to recommend operational adjustments to cut energy
consumption, and uses ongoing monitoring to ensure savings gains don't
dissipate. On the supply side, Procurian Energy leverages its team's deep
domain expertise to secure optimal energy prices and contracts, and utilizes
its proprietary energy rates database to ensure customers are securing the
lowest possible energy tariffs. The combination of demand and supply-side
energy management capabilities is unique in the industry, and is augmented by
additional capabilities like the deepest database of local energy incentives,
credits, and rebates, and how clients can capture them.

"The number of issues that can present themselves in one's business truly run
the gamut—from a dysfunctional product component found within a manufacturer's
tier three level of the supply chain to clarifying a business's procurement
strategy for reduced costs," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand
Chain Executive. "It's not always initially clear as to how broad the scale of
the supply chain and its challenges really is. If there are those present in
the industry who are working to overcome such issues and grow the global
supply chain at the same time, they should get the recognition they deserve
for their achievements."

Gottesman joined Procurian through the acquisition of Neuwing Energy Ventures,
where he was the founder and CEO. Neuwing focused on helping large commercial
and industrial clients maximize returns on energy efficiency and renewable
energy investments. Earlier in his career, Gottesman built a strong foundation
of business acumen as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of the Metro New York
and Eastern regions of The Extraprise Group, and as Director of Sales
Effectiveness at GE Capital Corporate in Stamford, Ct. Prior to GE Capital,
Gottesman held various project management positions at Accenture while working
on global engagements for F500 clients.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful
supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis,
viewpoints, and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply
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About Procurian Inc.

Procurian is the leading specialist in comprehensive procurement solutions.
Forward-thinking business leaders partner with Procurian to transform
procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures. Global
industry leaders, including Kimberly-Clark, Hertz, Symantec, Timken, and
Whirlpool, have chosen Procurian to accelerate this transformation.
Procurian's built-out Specialized Procurement Infrastructure™ integrates with
businesses to optimize spending and deliver real savings that equal a margin
point or more. Procurian is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company.

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