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Encompass Appoints Executive to Aggressively Focus on Expanding Green Choice Parts(R)Reclaimed Components Program

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., May 1, 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 Jim Scarff to the role of Vice President and General Manager of Green Choice Parts, Encompass' proprietary reclaimed parts brand.

Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge said this appointment is intended to significantly bolster the company's efforts to further penetrate the growing reclaimed parts market. Reclaimed parts are good working components harvested from products that are beyond economical repair. They are typically used for repair in out-of-warranty or extended warranty repairs and prevent e-waste from ending up in landfills. Green Choice Parts comprises components for consumer electronics, appliance, computer and printer products and are available through Encompass e-commerce websites greenchoiceparts.com and encompassparts.com.

Coolidge said Encompass remains committed to supplying manufacturer original parts, but plans to partner with OEMs to provide a channel to recycle their parts and reduce warranty costs, excess and obsolete inventory and product displacement. Green Choice Parts can offer OEMs a solution to competing parts currently in the market.

"While Encompass has diligently worked to develop our Green Choice Parts offering as a complement to our OEM spare parts business, we recognized the need to devote more laser-focused resources to expand this valuable program," said Coolidge. "With Jim's expertise and extensive parts background, he is the ideal candidate to build on the success of this very important strategic initiative."

Scarff, previously Encompass vice president of Customer Service, is a long-time industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in parts management. In his new position, he will be charged with exploring innovative ways to source and market reclaimed parts throughout the supply chain and across multiple product categories.

"There is enormous demand for parts that are both economical and high quality," said Scarff. "Green Choice Parts extend the life of products by providing a channel for often hard-to-find components, and enable repair of products that may otherwise be discarded as trash. We are looking forward to revitalizing the program and aggressively building it into the country's premier source for cost-effective replacement parts."

Delbert Bray, vice president of Channel Development, will assume responsibility for customer care and call center operations. He 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.

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. Encompass' Green Choice Parts program offers an environmentally friendly alternative to new OEM parts for consumer electronics, appliance, computer and printer products.

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

Source:Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.