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April 22, 2016
SES Named Gold Edison Award Winner

The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Sustainable Energy Solutions was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 21st event at The Capitale in New York City. Andrew Baxter joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Our judges recognized Sustainable Energy Solutions as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

“The Edison Awards prides itself on identifying innovation globally across all markets. More than 7,500 companies, products and services were vetted to find the few hundred accepted nominations this year. Of those, 134 were chosen as Edison Awards Finalists, and only 45 received the honor of Gold. We are excited that Sustainable Energy Solutions is among the very few thought-leaders defining the future of their space selected at the Gold level this year!” – Steve Herring, Senior Nominations Manager of the Edison Awards.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems, lauded as one of Barron’s World’s Best CEO’s and Time’s "100 Most Influential People." The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

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About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards™ is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.