Rexel Energy Solutions Awarded U.S. Postal Service Contract for the Supply of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
TAUNTON, MA, March 17, 2023 – Rexel Energy Solutions (RES), a Rexel USA business unit, has been awarded a three-year contract with the U.S. Postal Service for the supply of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to be deployed at Postal Service facilities. The three-year contract includes two additional options of two-years each, and a potential maximum of 41,500 stations which can be ordered during the contracts period of performance.
As one of the country’s leading distributors of EV charging products and services, as well as energy optimization and electrification programs and solutions, RES is prepared to apply its technical expertise, industry foresight, and distribution experience for successful program deployment.
“Rexel Energy Solutions is proud to be selected to support the U.S. Postal Service in the electrification of the nation’s largest federal fleet,” said Christopher Monoson, President of RES. “The awarding of this contract solidifies Rexel and RES’ leadership in providing electrification solutions across the United States. Rexel’s commitment to our Environmental Sustainability, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategic roadmap and our goal to be the leading sustainable solutions resource to our customers align perfectly with the U.S. Postal Service project.”
“Electrifying our fleet aligns with Rexel’s Sustainable Development Strategy, including the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of our operations,” said Christopher Monoson, President and General Manager of Rexel Energy Solutions. “There are numerous financial, operational and environmental benefits, including resilience to fuel price fluctuations, reduced logistics and maintenance costs, enhanced monitoring capabilities, and much more. We will continue to educate our partners in the industry on the benefits of shifting to EV fleets in support of a more sustainable marketplace.”
RES has already incorporated a Chevy Bolt into its fleet and has delivery vehicles on order. Their plan is to have their first delivery vehicles in service by Q2 2022 and to continue to transition to EVs, including electric vans and trucks, in 2022 and beyond to reach their goal to be 100% electric before 2030.
About Rexel Energy Solutions
Rexel Energy Solutions is a part of Rexel USA based in Dallas, TX, the U.S. subsidiary of the Rexel Group. Rexel, a leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets - residential, commercial and industrial. Rexel Energy Solutions is a specifying distributor focused on providing energy efficient solutions for their clients, partners, and utility and state-funded programs across the country. Rexel Energy Solutions (RES) provides energy efficient lighting and lighting controls, EV charging stations, water and gas conservation measures, and various motor and drive applications for customers nationwide. Over the past 2+ years, RES has developed and implemented solutions to support EV infrastructure throughout the country. RES has invested millions of dollars in EVSE inventory, trained inside consultants, and hired a team of EV Specialists with over 11 years of experience to provide these solutions to partners and clients.
Rexel Energy Solutions Collaborates with Station Casinos in Las Vegas To offer Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging to Guests
With the goal of offering EV charging amenities to their guests, Station Casinos installed EV Charging Stations at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa (12), Green Valley Ranch (10), Boulder Station (2), Palace Station (2), Santa Fe Station (2) and Sunset Station (2). In addition to providing an enhanced amenity to guests, Station Casinos brings convenient access and necessary infrastructure to the community as electric vehicle adoption increases. Guests can utilize the free charging stations by activating an account with the ChargePoint App.
“With the addition of free electric vehicle charging stations to our always-free, convenient parking options, we are providing our guests with yet another reason to visit a Station Casino,” said Bob Finch, Chief Operating Officer, Station Casinos.
The ChargePoint CT4000 charging stations have dual ports and is known as the most advanced Level 2 station in the market. It has the ability to fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours.
Station Casinos is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment in Las Vegas, Nevada. Station’s properties are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo, and race and sports wagering.
Rexel Energy Solutions is a specifying distributor focused on providing energy efficient solutions for their clients, partners, and utility and state-funded programs across the country. Rexel Energy Solutions (RES) provides energy efficient lighting and lighting controls, EV charging stations, water and gas conservation measures, and various motor and drive applications for state, federal, commercial, industrial, towns and municipalities, education, multifamily, healthcare and hospitality customers nationwide. Over the past two years, RES has developed and implemented solutions to support EV infrastructure throughout the country. RES has invested millions of dollars in EVSE inventory, trained inside consultants, and hired a team of EV Specialists with over 11 years of experience to provide these solutions to partners and clients. Learn more about our EVSE Solutions
“We’re excited to offer streamlined lighting audit and proposal software to our clients with direct access to our product catalog,” said Christopher Monoson, President and General Manager at Rexel Energy Solutions. “Our partnership with Retrolux will allow RES clients to expedite their audits while improving their specification process; reducing errors, time delays, omissions, and ordering issues.”
The pandemic has intensified the urgency for solutions that help reduce the need for in-person interactions, while also driving business efficiencies in an increasingly competitive market. This strategic collaboration will allow Rexel Energy Solutions and Retrolux to provide clients with tools and services to deliver lighting retrofit projects from Lead through Commissioning™ inclusive of their material supply chain needs.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Rexel Energy Solutions to deliver a seamless project development and implementation software solution for an industry that has remained offline and fragmented for far too long,” said Leif Elgethun, CEO of Retrolux. “We’re especially pleased to bring our customers access to RES’ best-in-class nationwide logistics, sourcing, and design services while supporting their dedication to provide enhanced value to their customers by helping to deliver an easier, faster, and more productive software experience.”
RES and Retrolux clients are invited to join a webinar to learn more about the software and the partnership on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 2pm EST. Visit rexelenergy.com/retrolux to register.
This collaboration will ensure ESCOs, electrical contractors, and other clients will have access to cutting edge software seamlessly integrated with an industry leading supply chain partner to continue to drive down time and costs, while increasing project win-rate, as the industry transitions to a digital-first approach through the entire project lifecycle, bringing the promise of the connected, smart building to life.
To learn more about how Rexel Energy Solutions can deliver best-in-class energy solutions, go to www.rexelenergy.com. To learn more about how Retrolux can save lighting retrofitters time and money, go to www.retrolux.com.
About Rexel Energy Solutions
Rexel Energy Solutions is a part of Rexel USA based in Dallas, TX, the U.S. subsidiary of the Rexel Group. Rexel, a leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets - residential, commercial and industrial. The Group supports its customers to be at their best in running their business, by providing a broad range of sustainable and innovative products, services and solutions in the field of technical supply, automation and energy management. Rexel operates through a network of some 2,000 branches in 32 countries, with more than 27,000 employees. The Group’s sales were €13.2 billion in 2019. Learn more at www.rexelenergy.com
Retrolux is a lighting sales software solution that helps commercial lighting retrofitters win more deals, lower costs, find & keep more clients, all while reducing paperwork. Retrolux fully integrates audit, proposal, product selection, purchasing, utility rebates, analytics, financing, installation, and commissioning, into a comprehensive B2B sales platform. Retrolux was selected as the winner of the 4D Challenge, a clean energy startup challenge from Schneider Electric and Powerhouse and was one of three finalists in the 2017 Salesforce Dreampitch, the largest software pitch competition in the world. For more information, visit www.Retrolux.com.
Lindsay Thompson, Director of Marketing & Strategic Planning
Rexel Energy Solutions
Dean Ernst, VP Sales and Marketing
RES is excited to announce that Colin Mitchell has assumed the role of Director of Projects. Colin replaces John Provencher, who is transitioning to the core ED business for Rexel USA in the Northeast as the Vice President of Sales.
Upon graduation from Northeastern, Colin Mitchell joined Rexel’s Financial Leadership Program (FLP). Off program, Colin was promoted as a business analyst working with the VP of Strategic Marketing and Supplier Relations for Rexel USA. Colin was instrumental in building processes and procedures for supplier relations and co-op incentive programs, and spent a large portion of his time developing relationships with key manufacturing partners. In less than two years, Colin was promoted to a senior analyst focused on manufacturer terms, operations, and profitability. In the 2nd half of 2017, Colin was promoted to be the FPA Manager of Rexel Energy Solutions. In this role, Colin led budgeting activities, supported the payable and credit teams, and much more. In 2019, Colin’s role was expanded to include business-wide profitability and product analysis, which continually pushed him into the commercial end of the business. He has taken on a more progressive and active role in the day- to-day business of RES preparing him for his new role.
John Provencher began his career in the industry with Munro Distributing Co Inc in 1997 in a Counter Sales position, and transitioned to Inside Sales, Outsides Sales, Branch Manager, and Projects Group Manager over the course of 13 years. In 2012, he became Manager of the Projects Group for Rexel Inc. and ran the Massachusetts Project House before re-joining the RES team as Director of Energy Projects. John oversaw our national support team and utilized his 23 years of industry experience to help our team supply the best service to our customers. John is very involved in working with the specification and sales team to ensure each and every customer is supported on a project-to-project basis. Whether it be logistic support, such as remote storage of material, or helping to maintain a tight delivery schedule, John is committed to an effective and efficient partnership with the customer.
RES is also pleased to announce that Jose Amaral has assumed responsibility for Rexel USA Northeast operations as the Vice President of Operations, in addition to his RES duties in Operations, Procurement, Pricing & ERP Management.
Jose began his career Munro Distributing Co Inc in 1995 in a Counter Sales/Warehouse position before transitioning to Inside Sales in 1999. He is a graduate of UMass with a degree in Business Management and an Associates in MIS. In 2002, Jose was promoted to IT/Pricing/Inventory Manager where he managed a staff of IT and inventory specialists, led the planning, development and deployment of new ERP System, Email, Website and Imaging servers, managed the migration of products, customers and matrices from legacy system, and maintained inventory, among numerous other initiatives. He was promoted again in 2010 as Director of IT & E-commerce, taking on additional responsibilities, and where he played a major role in the Munro acquisition. Since 2013, Jose has served as the Director of Commercial Operations & Procurement for RES.
Congratulations to Colin, John and Jose!
Rexel Energy Solutions expands to offer comprehensive energy solutions for ESCOs, Utility-driven programs, and energy retrofits nationwide
TAUNTON, MA – FEBRUARY 24, 2020 - Rexel Energy Solutions, a specialized business unit of Rexel USA, has announced that they have recently expanded their electrification offering.
While lighting and controls have historically been its core focus, Rexel Energy Solutions (RES) continues to expand their offering in support of the country’s electrification initiative. As part of RES’s multi-year strategy to expand their offering in order to help their clients implement comprehensive energy projects for end user clients, they have added Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to their offering. In support of EVSE, RES has brought in over a million dollars of stock, trained inside consultants, and hired a team of EV Specialists to provide comprehensive solutions to support ESCOs and Utilities across the country.
RES is hosting a webinar on March 11 at 2pm EST to discuss the EV market and their offering. The webinar will also cover key enablers and hurdles to mass EV adoption, types of cars and charging, and more. Visit www.rexelenergy.com/ev to register.
“RES sees the urgency for accelerated action to reduce emissions from transport,” said Paul Michaud, Vice President of Sales at Rexel Energy Solutions, “and with our transportation electrification initiative and our expanded product offering, we see a clear path to being part of the solution in collaboration with our ESCO and Utility partners.”
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations can help end-users attract and retain the right employees, clients or tenants, increase employee and customer satisfaction, achieve sustainability goals, and much more. RES has partnered with the top EV charging station companies to bring a complete solution - safe, reliable and driver-friendly EV charging stations, with 24/7 driver support, cloud-based software with features and plans for every industry, and world-class service and maintenance.
To drive this movement nationally, RES has hired EV specialists Julie Taylor and Ben Bercham.
Julie Taylor’s EV experience has spanned over 6 years, working with two of the largest EVSE manufacturers in the world; ChargePoint and EVBox. She has been consulting for airports, universities, smart cities, fleets, municipalities, retail centers, hotels, multi-family properties, workplaces, and many more. Julie will focus on supporting clients on the Eastern region of the country.
Ben Bercham’s EVSE experience spans over 4 years working with ChargePoint. He helped build and grow ChargePoint's channel to the largest in the industry. This channel included companies that specialized in Energy, Construction and Technology and sold into airports, universities, fleets, municipalities, retail centers, hotels, multi-family properties, workplaces, and many more. Ben’s focus will be on clients on the Western part of the country.
“Both Julie and Ben have extensive experience in the EVSE industry, and with their understanding of EV market and Utility programs and grants nationwide, we are confident that they will help simplify the process of installing EV Charging Stations for both our ESCO clients and their end-user customers,” Michaud added.
Rexel Energy Solutions is a part of Rexel USA based in Dallas, TX, the U.S. subsidiary of the Rexel Group.
Rexel, a leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets - residential, commercial and industrial. The Group supports its customers to be at their best in running their business, by providing a broad range of sustainable and innovative products, services and solutions in the field of technical supply, automation and energy management. Rexel operates through a network of some 2,000 branches in 32 countries, with more than 27,000 employees. The Group’s sales were €13.7 billion in 2019.
Learn more at www.rexelenergy.com
RES 5k Run/Walk will be held Sunday, October 7 in Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, MA
TAUNTON, MA, September 6, 2018 – Taunton-based Rexel Energy Solutions is hosting a 5k Walk/Run to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital’s Every Child Fund. RES has planned the fundraiser on October 7, 2018 and the race will start at the Holiday Inn Taunton located at 700 Myles Standish Blvd in Taunton.
Running enthusiasts and all supporters are invited to participate or attend the event to raise funds for BCH’s Every Child Fund. The 3.1 mile course runs through Myles Standish Industrial Park and is perfect for first time 5K runners or walkers. To register to walk or run, make a donation, or inquire about sponsoring the event, visit www.rexelenergy.com/5k.
The Every Child Fund empowers Boston Children’s Hospital to respond to a changing world with one goal: until every child is well. Donations ease families burdens and cover services insurance won’t pay for. From big needs, like housing, interpreters and social workers, to small comforts like birthday celebrations, medical play, and therapy dogs. Proceeds from the RES 5K will support patients, their families, and research – nurturing every child, supporting every family, and conquering every disease.
“Rexel Energy Solutions’ community engagement council is made up of employees from across our business focused on identifying opportunities for our team to support causes that are important to our families and friends,” said Christopher Monoson, President and General Manager of Rexel Energy Solutions. “The latest in this pursuit is the RES 5k for Boston Children’s Hospital which is a great way for our employees to engage the community, improve wellness and raise funds for an issue larger than themselves; the care for children in need,” Monoson added.
Race fees are $25 for adults and $20 for children. T-Shirts will be given to all registrants. Registration/check-in begins at 9:00am at the Holiday Inn (back parking lot), and the race is scheduled to start at 10:30am. Register online today at www.rexelenergy.com/5k.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,400 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children’s is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. In 2017, over 300 people throughout New England and around the nation organized Community Fundraisers for Boston Children’s Hospital, raising over $3 million for the hospital’s life-saving care and world-changing research. For more information about Community Fundraisers at Boston Children’s Hospital, visit www.bostonchildrens.org/fundraisers.
Rexel Energy Solutions
Rexel Energy Solutions, a stand-alone business within Rexel USA, is a specialized national team of lighting and controls experts to support ESCOs across the country. Since 1942, the Rexel Energy Solutions team, formerly Munro Distributing Company, Inc., has provided energy conservation solutions and support to contractors, ESCOs, and Utility partners nationwide. With a team built to support Energy Efficiency Providers from specification and quotation through post-construction support, Rexel Energy Solutions is focused on improving their customer’s cash flow and reducing their construction expense.
Learn more at www.rexelenergy.com.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with Rexel Energy Solutions’ core values of giving back to the community,” said Christopher Monoson, President and General Manager. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs,” Monoson added. “There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.
This two-year program is designed to help Rexel USA employees from all divisions in the early stages of their careers become exceptional individual contributors and leaders by providing them with the transformational tools, training, and resources needed to succeed within the Rexel business.
“The NExT program has been an amazing opportunity for me,” said Jeff Parker, “and I’m deeply grateful to be the first representative from RES/Munro to show the larger ‘Rexel world’ exactly what we do and what we can bring to the table in inter-division discussions.”
Jeff has had the opportunity to participate in numerous discussions and delve into many topics applicable to the electrical distribution industry and business strategies, such as: managing and working with an multi-generational work force, exploring the relationship between Distributors and Manufacturers and how it’s impacted by the current state of the industry, how the influx of e-commerce/digital has effected electrical distribution, personality profiling, and much more.
“Being positioned through this program to see how Rexel USA and the electrical distribution business as a whole operate from a macro perspective has been a great experience. The lessons I’ve learned about working with a multi-generational work force, as well as influencing different personality types will be an invaluable asset as I continue to progress in my career at RES and within Rexel USA,” Parker added.
Rexel Energy Solutions, a stand-alone business within Rexel USA, Inc. is a specialized team of lighting and controls experts that support ESCOs across the country. Since 1942, the Rexel Energy Solutions team, formerly Munro Distributing Company, Inc., has provided energy conservation solutions and support to contractors, ESCOs, and Utility partners nationwide. With a team built to support Energy Efficiency Providers from specification and quotation through post-construction support, Rexel Energy Solutions is focused on improving their partner’s cash flow and reducing their construction expense.
Learn more at www.rexelenergy.com.
Ryan Maccarone Promoted to Director of Project Development & Specifications at Rexel Energy Solutions
Maccarone previously served as the Quotations Manager at RES
TAUNTON, MA, January 29, 2018 – Rexel Energy Solutions today announced the promotion of Ryan Maccarone as their new Director of Project Development and Specifications. The announcement was made by Christopher Monoson, President and General Manager at RES.
“Ryan’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable to the growth of RES. Today’s announcement recognizes and reinforces the outstanding performance and vast technical experience that Ryan brings to the company,” said Monoson. “His innovative thinking, product expertise, and creative vision will continue to enhance the value that Rexel Energy Solutions delivers to our energy efficiency partners.”
This position was created in concurrence with RES’ initiative to focus exclusively on supporting Energy Service Companies and to align its support structure to that of an ESCO - spanning development through post project support. In Ryan’s new role, he will assist RES partners in designing and specifying the solutions that best align to a project’s needs. He will provide focused, detailed support on developing lighting projects for those ESCO customers that need this additional support on the front end of their projects.
“This move further strengthens our commitment to provide solutions that have the most impact for our Energy Partners,” Monoson added. “I have every confidence that Ryan’s skillset will be additive to each customer that he engages with.”
Ryan began his career in the lighting industry over 20 years ago at a northeast regional electrical distributor, where he held various positions in Lighting Consulting, IT and Management before joining the Munro Distributing team in 2009. When Rexel Holdings acquired Munro in 2012, Ryan was promoted to Quotations Manager and has built a team of lighting quotation specialists across the country. Ryan will continue to oversee this group at RES.