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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 ahead.  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 management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media. Visit us on the Web at www.SDCExec.com and on smartphones and tablets at www.SDCExec.com/mobile.  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.  The Procurian Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=12383  CONTACT: Josh Merkin          rbb Public Relations          (305) 967-6667 / Josh.Merkin@rbbpr.com  Procurian Inc. Logo  
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