Energy Focus Names Marcia Miller as Chief Financial Officer

SOLON, Ohio, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced the appointment of Marcia J. Miller to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Miller had been acting as the interim CFO since February 5, 2015, while the Company conducted a national search for a permanent CFO. In her role, Ms. Miller will oversee the Company's Finance, Legal, Investors Relations and Information Technology operations.

"Marcia has performed superbly and admirably during the past several months as interim Chief Financial Officer in continuously improving our finance organization, and I am very pleased she accepted the challenge to take on the permanent CFO role," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus Inc. "After conducting a multi-month national search, we determined that Marcia is the best candidate for the job and has the full support of the board and the executive management team. A seasoned professional in corporate accounting, finance and management, Marcia has demonstrated solid execution, constant learning and inspiring leadership capabilities over the past three years, progressing upwards through the roles of assistant controller, controller and interim CFO with ever more remarkable achievements as Energy Focus experienced extensive corporate restructuring, regrouped on strategic reorientation and embarked upon its rapid growth path," continued Mr. Tu. "Equally important, Marcia has also consistently embraced and embodied our AT-EFOI core values—Accountability, Trust, Extraordinariness, Fun, Openness and Integrity, and has proven to possess the skillset, cultural fit and teamwork spirit necessary to be our financial steward. We very much look forward to her growing contribution as Energy Focus continues its mission to transform the world's enterprise lighting landscape."

"I am excited and grateful for this opportunity, and appreciate the support and confidence the board and the management team have in my capabilities," said Ms. Miller. "This is an exciting time to be at Energy Focus. We have talented people, industry-leading technologies and products, and a unique and solid strategy to continue building upon the Company's success, bringing tremendous value to our clients and our stockholders."

About Marcia J. Miller

Ms. Miller joined the Company in March 2012 as Assistant Controller, was promoted to Corporate Controller in July 2013, and interim Chief Financial Officer in February 2015. 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

CONTACT: Investors: Energy Focus, Inc. Marcia Miller (440) 715-1300 Darrow Associates, Inc. Peter Seltzberg 516-510-8768 Media: Energy Focus, Inc. Lisa Jaques (207) 272-9127

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