Veteran Executive Jon Thomsen Joins Alternative Energy Systems Consulting Board of Directors

Seasoned Executive Brings Extensive Track Record of Business and Leadership to a Industry Leading Alternative Energy Consulting Company

Carlsbad, Ca - September 10, 2013 -- Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC), a trusted leading provider of high quality energy engineering and management services, today announced that Jon Thomsen has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Thomsen brings a strong tenure of senior management experience at publicly traded and private companies, the previous seven years as a C-level executive within the energy industry. He will help guide AESC's growth with a focus on strategic development opportunities.

Currently, Thomsen serves as Managing Director of DGS Searchlight, a firm providing management consulting and strategic capital to innovative, early stage businesses.

"Jon's extensive background in both energy efficiency and high-growth environments will help AESC manage its plan to increase the company's footprint as a leading provider of high quality energy engineering and management services," said Ron Ishii, president and CEO of AESC.

Prior to DGS Searchlight, Thomsen served as executive vice president and utility chief executive officer of Ecova, Inc., an energy and sustainability management firm. Before Ecova, Thomsen served as chief executive officer of Ecos, a utility focused energy efficiency implementation company, that was acquired by the Avista Corp (NYSE :: AVA) subsidiary Advantage IQ and subsequently combined to create Ecova.

"I look forward to working with the AESC team as the U.S. continues on its path to increase energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative energy systems within the overall energy portfolio," said Thomsen. "I believe AESC is well positioned to be an important part of the U.S. energy utility supply chain."

During his career, Thomsen has held senior executive positions at successful startups and Fortune 500 companies in the telecom, consumer packaged goods and energy industries. Thomsen has a Masters in Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Willamette University.

About AESC

AESC provides high quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC's customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery, and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, San Diego, Pasadena, Concord, Sacramento and Fresno, California. For more information about AESC and its energy solutions, visit us on the web, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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