Atlantic Wind & Solar Strengthens Leadership Team With the Arrival of Tom Casagrande


Source: Marketwire

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/10 -- Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AWSL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tom Casagrande to the role of Director of Business Development.

Mr. Casagrande will manage and support Atlantic's existing affiliated commercial real estate development sales force for the deployment of wind and solar/photovoltaic (PV) energy parks across Ontario and abroad.

He will also be building upon the Company's growth strategy by assisting other partnering integrators and developers in their work with Atlantic, helping manage all prospective wind and solar development projects, while ultimately maximizing shareholder value.

Tom has been a sales professional in North America for over 20 years where he has worked in a variety of sectors.

Tom is also an established entrepreneur and leader, having successfully co-founded and operated a leading on-site experiential marketing company where he repeatedly increased the annual revenues by over 300%, every two years, for over 8 years.

There he developed and sold projects to major corporations such as RBC Financial Group, Sony Canada, NFL, Molson Coors, Purolator Courier Ltd., Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., BMO Financial Group, Tim Horton's and WestJet.

Mr. Casagrande also has extensive experience as an advisor and consultant to several companies in a wide variety of sectors.

The appointment of Mr. Casagrande demonstrates how Atlantic continues to attract top talent, building what is already being regarded as a best-in-class leadership team.

Mr. Pierre Cousin, CEO of AWSL comments, 'The success of a company always starts with hiring the right people for the right place. The first time I met Tom, I was impressed with his charisma as well as his past achievements. Working closely with him over the last few weeks on various transactions has confirmed that Tom will be one of our key leaders.' Mr. Cousin continued 'In particular, Tom's advisory expertise and industry knowledge will prove invaluable in accelerating the growth and expanding the service offerings of Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc.'

Mr. Casagrande added, 'I am delighted to join Atlantic Wind and Solar at this exciting time as the Company continues to evolve in one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st. century. The Atlantic brand is becoming highly regarded in Canada for its outstanding renewable energy capabilities and track record. In leveraging this huge advantage, I am confident that as a team, we will continue to build on these recent successes whereby significantly increasing our overall market share.'

AWSL... Poised for Growth
Through focused management, strategic alliances, and advanced technologies Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. is poised for growth at the forefront of the massive global shift towards environmentally friendly, economical Renewable Energy. The Company is working with parties in the Real Estate sector in Ontario and abroad to secure rooftop leases suitable for AWSL's photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy systems.

Looking Ahead
As powerful new Renewable Energy incentives, such as friendly tax treatments, grants and generous government feed-in-tariffs, are introduced in the Americas and abroad, AWSL plans on fully leveraging its relationships, business model and advanced technologies to capture a significant share of these dynamic emerging markets.

Sales and Marketing Contacts
Property owners and managers with unobstructed commercial rooftops of 20,000 s/f or bigger in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and for which they are interested in possibly leasing to AWSL, are invited to contact Mr. Charles Mazzacato or Tom Casagrande +1 800 891 1657 ext. 230.

All other Renewable Energy system inquiries are asked to phone +1 416 900-0380 or email

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Disclaimer: Shareholders and investors are strongly cautioned against placing undue reliance on information set forth in these communications in making any investment decisions concerning our securities. The matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks are detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the company's Annual Report, Quarterly Reports and other periodic filings. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Investor Relations Contact:
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Mr. Brent O'Connor
Phone: +1 (416) 900-0380 ext.223
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