MANITOWOC, Wis., March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX) (Orion Lighting), a provider of energy-efficient LED lighting and controls, maintenance services and electric vehicle (EV) charging station solutions, announced today that it has appointed Richard A. Shapiro to its board of directors effective immediately.
Mr. Shapiro is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ridge Run Partners, LLC, a family office firm. Previously, Mr. Shapiro served as Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, where he was focused on equity investments, from 2020 to 2021, and, earlier in his career at Millennium, from 2007 to 2011. From 2011 to 2020, Mr. Shapiro was at Wexford Capital, where he was Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Equites, and was also a member of Wexford’s Hedge Fund Investment Committee. Mr. Shapiro currently serves on the board of directors of Elah Holdings, Inc. Mr. Shapiro holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Shapiro’s appointment to the board of directors is pursuant to a Cooperation Agreement among Orion, Philotimo Fund, LP and Kanen Wealth Management, LLC. The Cooperation Agreement was previously filed by Orion with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a Current Report on Form 8-K. Kanen Wealth Management owns approximately 5.2% of Orion’s outstanding common stock.
“We are pleased that Richard is joining our board of directors as a representative of one of our significant investors. We believe that he will bring an important investor-focused perspective to our board,” said Tony Otten, Chair of the Board.
About Orion Energy Systems
Orion provides energy efficiency and clean tech solutions, including LED lighting and controls, maintenance services and electrical vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Orion specializes in turnkey design-through-installation solutions for large national customers, with a commitment to helping customers achieve their business and environmental goals with healthy, safe and sustainable solutions that reduce their carbon footprint and enhance business performance. To learn more about Orion Energy Systems, visit www.orionlighting.com.
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