Energy Focus Appoints Marcia Miller as Interim Chief Financial Officer

SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that the Company has appointed Marcia J. Miller, a Certified Public Accountant and the Company's Controller, as its interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Miller replaces Frank Lamanna, the Company's previous CFO, effective February 5, 2015, as the Company conducts a national search for a permanent CFO.

"The lighting industry is undergoing a historic and accelerating adoption of LEDs, and Energy Focus is growing at a rapid clip," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus Inc. "It is therefore critical for us to constantly expand our organizational capabilities and capacities to ensure that we successfully scale up our operations to become a clear leader in the LED lighting landscape."

"Marcia Miller is a seasoned professional in corporate accounting, finance and management, and has demonstrated solid execution and inspiring leadership abilities over the past 18 months as our Controller as the Company went through extensive restructuring and subsequent transformation into high-growth mode," added Mr. Tu. "I am confident that as our interim CFO, Marcia will be able to not only maintain our financial management standards, but also improve our internal control and strategic planning practices as we continue to grow and as we seek a permanent CFO."

"I appreciate very much James' and the board's vote of confidence in my expertise and experience in finance and leadership," said Ms. Miller. "My focus will be to keep Energy Focus on track to accomplish our targeted projects and initiatives in our finance department, and communicate effectively with the investor community on our financial and operational progress."

About Marcia J. Miller

Ms. Miller joined the Company in March 2012 as Assistant Controller and was promoted to Corporate Controller in July 2013. Prior to her role with the Company, Ms. Miller served as Manager Financial Planning and Analysis of Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated to industrial automation and control and information solutions, from August 2011 to March 2012; and as Controller of Wingspan Care Group, the non-for-profit parent company of entities that provide behavior healthcare to children and adolescences, from October 2009 to August 2011. From 1989 to October 2009 Ms. Miller held progressive positions with Keithley Instruments, a then publicly-traded electronic instruments designer, developer and manufacturer. Ms. Miller began her career with Arthur Young LLP in 1985.

About Energy Focus

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and a developer of energy efficient lighting technology. Our LED Lighting products provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government continues to enable us to provide energy efficient LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command fleets. Customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies and many other commercial and industrial clients. Company headquarters are located in Solon, Ohio with additional sales offices in Washington, D.C., New York and the United Kingdom. For more information, see our web site at

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