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Encompass Appoints Former GE Manager to Lead Growth of Appliance Parts Market Segment

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of electronics products and replacement parts, today announced it has appointed Delbert Bray to the position of Vice President of Channel Development.

Bray's initial focus will be on growing the company's presence in the Appliance vertical market. He will manage all aspects of Encompass's Appliance business, including sales, non-purchasing vendor relations and customer service, and will be also be responsible for attaining new lines.

"Delbert is a key addition to the Encompass team and is part of our overall strategy to aggressively expand into vertical markets outside of consumer electronics," said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. "With his experience and extensive industry connections, I am confident he will be a strong advantage to Encompass and provide us a significant competitive edge in the market."

Bray has over 15 years of experience in business development and customer service, most recently with GE Consumer Home Services where he was general manager of Parts and Accessories for the past eight years. In this role, Delbert directed all business activities for GE's Parts and Accessories division, including staffing, engineering, new product development, marketing and distribution. He led a team of 280 managers, business developers and call center associates responsible for over 169k SKUs. During his tenure, he grew the division from $162M in annual revenue to $554M and earned numerous annual GE performance awards.

Prior to GE, he served as vice president of Contact Center Operations for GE subsidiary, ASI, and general manager of Business Development for General Motors. He received a Master's Degree in Industrial Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a B.A. Degree in Social Psychology from Ohio University. Bray is also Lean Six Sigma Certified.

"Delbert's impressive background, combined with his Six Sigma certification, will benefit Encompass throughout multiple functional areas beyond business development," said Encompass Vice President of Business Development Joe Hurley. "We look forward to leveraging his expertise as we seek to take Encompass to the next level."

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass, through its business units Encompass Parts Distribution and Encompass Service Solutions, provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.

Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com and follow us on Facebook.

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CONTACT: Kristin Hurst Director of Marketing Ph: 954.474.0325 khurst@encompass.com

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